All persons without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex are eligible for these awards. Government servants, including those working with PSUs, except doctors and scientists, are not eligible for the Padma awards.
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Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President of India, Prime Minister and Union Minister for Home Affairs, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
On a day when India celebrates the historic achievement of becoming a truly sovereign republic, it is an apt moment to remember Chanakya, one of the most legendary polymaths in the civilizational history of the nation, who coined and executed the idea of a united 'Bharatvarsh' centuries ago.
Tokyo Olympic Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra has been conferred with Padma Shri and Param Vishisht Seva Medal.
Guru Prasad Mohapatra (Civil Service) from Odisha will also receive Padma Shri (Posthumously). He has been nominated from Delhi.
An artist from Odisha’s Jaleswar made a Rangoli portrait of Padma Shri Nanda Prusty to pay tributes to the Centenarian teacher who passed away on Tuesday.
Padma Shri Nanda Kishore Prusty, the centenarian teacher from Kantira village under Sukinda Police limits of Jajpur, was allegedly threatened over a land dispute on Sunday.
The other recipients of the top honours from the State include-Mitrabhanu Gountia (Art), Manmohan Mohapatra (posthumous Art), Professor Digambar Behera (Medicine), Professor Radha Mohan (Agriculture), Sabarmatee (Agriculture), Utsab Charan Das (Art) and Batakrushna Sahoo (Animal Husbandry).
Instituted on January 2, 1954, the awards are given in three categories -- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The awards seek to recognize achievements in all activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.
Jeypore: Padma Shri Kamala Pujari has been admitted to the Saheed Laxman Naik Hospital in Koraput district after her health condition worsened on Tuesday. According to sources, Pujari is suffering from multiple old-age related illness, high blood pressure and kidney ailments. Earlier on June 7, she was admitted to the Koraput District Headquarter Hospital (DHH) […]
New Delhi: Star wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Sunday raised questions about the manner in which Padma awards are given to sportspersons, terming the process as an “unfair one” after facing the snub for the third time. The current World Championship bronze medallist and one of India’s biggest medal hopes at the Tokyo Olympics, Vinesh hit […]
Bhubaneswar: Celebrations began across Sarkana village of Khurda’s Balianta block as soon as the news of local farmer Batakrushna Sahoo conferred with Padma Shri spread like wildfire on Saturday. Sahoo was conferred the fourth highest civilian award in the country for his contribution in the field of Animal Husbandry. In an exclusive interview to OTV, […]
New Delhi: Filmmakers Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor and actor Kangana Ranaut have been awarded the Padma Shri, officials said on Saturday. Singers Suresh Wadkar and Adnan Sami, as well as veteran TV actor Sarita Joshi have also been conferred with the fourth highest civilian award of the country. The Padma Shri for this year […]
New Delhi: Jagdish Lal Ahuja, who serves free food to patients and attendants outside PGI hospital in Chandigarh, Mohammed Sharif from Faizabad, who has performed last rites of over 25,000 unclaimed bodies, and elephant doctor from Assam Kushal Konwar Sarma are among unsung heroes awarded the coveted Padma Shri award this year, officials said on […]