K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar received the 'Sutrusoozhal Sudaroli' (Torchbearer for environment) award from the Tamil Nadu Government during the Environment Day Celebrations on June 5th 2014. He was chosen as the recipient for the environmental Education category for his work in reaching out to around 50,000 students in Tamil Nadu using films like 'The Truth About Tigers' and 'Save Our Sholas'.
Speaking at the function which was also attended by many he emphasised the uniqueness of India as the most diverse country on earth. "...There is no other country on this planet which has rainforests, snowcapped mountains, mangroves, coral reefs, deserts and a variety of habitats all in one geographical boundary. Mountains like the Western Ghats and the Himalaya play a crucial role in the formation of monsoon and they are also the origin of major rivers that support millions of people in India. It is important that everyone of us play a crucial role in protecting India's natural heritage." We congratulate Ramnath for receiving this award.