Prasiddhi Singh

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Prasiddhi Singh
Prasiddhi Awardee.jpg
Prasiddhi Singh’s portrait commemorating her award
Born (2012-10-31) 31 October 2012 (age 10)
Known forEnvironmental activism
HonoursPradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021

Prasiddhi Singh (born 31 October 2012) is a social entrepreneur and environmental activist, hailing from the Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu.[1] She is well noted for having led the plantation programme of thousands of trees and fourteen forests all across India, with a specific focus in the derogated Tamil region, through the ‘Prasiddhi Forest Foundation’ she has established.[2][3] In Puducherry, Prasiddhi had regularly been carrying out environmental activities.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Prasiddhi was born in 2012[5] and is currently undergoing her primary studies at the Mahindra World School in Chennai.[6] She started with environmental activism in 2016 after Cyclone Vardah uprooted trees in her neighbourhood and destroyed villages and farmlands.[7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

For her contributions in the field of social welfare, Singh was presented with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar in 2021.[8]


  1. ^ "7-YO Environmentalist Helps Plant 13000 Trees, Aims to plant 1 Lakh Saplings". The Better India. 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  2. ^ "This 7-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu is aiming to plant 1 lakh trees to improve the Earth's green cover". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  3. ^ "Prasiddhi Forest – Youngest Fruit Forest Creator". Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  4. ^ "Treegering green goals". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  5. ^ "The Times of India". PM Bal Puraskar winner talks greenager goals. Retrieved 2021-03-18.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Mahindra World School student Prasiddhi Singh conferred Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021". India Education,Education News India,Education News | India Education Diary. 2021-01-28. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  7. ^ Kamini Mathai (Nov 14, 2019). "Teen eco warriors on a mission to school Chennai on climate change | Chennai News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  8. ^ "വയസ് ഏഴ്, ഇതുവരെ നട്ടത് 13,000 തൈകൾ, ലക്ഷ്യം ഒരുലക്ഷം മരങ്ങൾ". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd (in Malayalam). Retrieved 2021-03-17.