Young Green Warrior from Tamil Nadu
Ten-year-old Prasiddhi Singh is a social entrepreneur and environmental activist, hailing from the Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu. She is well noted for having led the plantation programme of thousands of trees and fourteen forests all across India, with a specifc focus on the derogated Tamil region, through the ‘Prasiddhi Forest Foundation’ she has established. In Puducherry, Prasiddhi had regularly been carrying out environmental activities. She started with environmental activism in 2016 after Cyclone Vardah uprooted trees in her neighbourhood and destroyed villages and farmlands. For her contributions in the feld of social welfare, Singh was presented with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar in 2021.