Marimuthu Yoganathan, Bus conductor, Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation is a know eco-activist. Yoganathan has been awarded ‘Unsung Hero’ by film actor John Abraham and film maker Mike Pandey in a function held in Delhi. The recognition from US based Footwear Company Timberland was bestowed on Yoganathan for his outstanding work in planting 50,000 saplings across the city, besides creating awareness of protecting the environment among the students. This was among the 14 awards that Yoganathan has received so far for his pet project ‘Uyir Vaza Oru Maram’. Under the initiative the students have been taught to plant one sapling on their birth day.
Tamilnadu Government has conferred on him the tiltle ‘ Sutru Suzal Seyal Veerar’[Eco- Warrior].