Gen Bipin Rawat, Ghulam Nabi Azad, N Chandrasekaran, Krishna Ella, Suchitra Ella, Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, Cyrus Poonawalla among Padma awardees announced today

Ministry of Home Affairs:

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.

‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service;

‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/April every year. This year the President has approved conferment of 128 Padma Awards including 2 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below.

The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri Awards.  34 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 Posthumous awardees.

Padma Vibhushan(4)

SNNameFieldState/Country
 Ms. Prabha AtreArtMaharashtra
 Shri Radheyshyam Khemka(Posthumous)Literature and EducationUttar Pradesh
 General Bipin Rawat(Posthumous)Civil ServiceUttarakhand
 Shri Kalyan Singh(Posthumous)Public AffairsUttar Pradesh

Padma Bhushan(17)

 Shri Ghulam Nabi AzadPublic AffairsJammu and Kashmir
 Shri Victor BanerjeeArtWest Bengal
 Ms. Gurmeet Bawa(Posthumous)ArtPunjab
 Shri Buddhadeb BhattacharjeePublic AffairsWest Bengal
 Shri Natarajan ChandrasekaranTrade and IndustryMaharashtra
 Shri Krishna Ella and Smt. Suchitra Ella* (Duo)Trade and IndustryTelangana
 Ms. Madhur JafferyOthers-CulinaryUnited States of America
 Shri Devendra JhajhariaSportsRajasthan
 Shri Rashid KhanArtUttar Pradesh
 Shri Rajiv MehrishiCivil ServiceRajasthan
 Shri Satya Narayana NadellaTrade and IndustryUnited States of America
 Shri Sundararajan PichaiTrade and IndustryUnited States of America
 Shri Cyrus PoonawallaTrade and IndustryMaharashtra
 Shri Sanjaya Rajaram(Posthumous)Science and EngineeringMexico
 Ms. Pratibha RayLiterature and EducationOdisha
 Swami SachidanandLiterature and EducationGujarat
 Shri Vashishth TripathiLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh

Padma Shri (107)

 Shri Prahlad Rai AgarwalaTrade and IndustryWest Bengal
 Prof. Najma AkhtarLiterature and EducationDelhi
 Shri Sumit AntilSportsHaryana
 Shri T Senka AoLiterature and EducationNagaland
 Ms. Kamalini Asthana and Ms. Nalini Asthana* (Duo)ArtUttar Pradesh
 Shri Subbanna AyyappanScience and EngineeringKarnataka
 Shri J K BajajLiterature and EducationDelhi
 Shri Sirpi BalasubramaniamLiterature and EducationTamil Nadu
 Srimad Baba BaliaSocial WorkOdisha
 Ms. Sanghamitra BandyopadhyayScience and EngineeringWest Bengal
 Ms. Madhuri BarthwalArtUttarakhand
 Shri Akhone Asgar Ali BasharatLiterature and EducationLadakh
 Dr. Himmatrao BawaskarMedicineMaharashtra
 Shri Harmohinder Singh BediLiterature and EducationPunjab
 Shri Pramod BhagatSportsOdisha
 Shri S Ballesh BhajantriArtTamil Nadu
 Shri Khandu Wangchuk BhutiaArtSikkim
 Shri Maria Christopher ByrskiLiterature and EducationPoland
 Acharya ChandanajiSocial WorkBihar
 Ms. Sulochana ChavanArtMaharashtra
 Shri Neeraj ChopraSportsHaryana
 Ms. Shakuntala ChoudharySocial WorkAssam
 Shri Sankaranarayana Menon ChundayilSportsKerala
 Shri S DamodaranSocial WorkTamil Nadu
 Shri Faisal Ali DarSportsJammu and Kashmir
 Shri Jagjit Singh DardiTrade and IndustryChandigarh
 Dr. Prokar DasguptaMedicineUnited Kingdom
 Shri Aditya Prasad DashScience and EngineeringOdisha
 Dr. Lata DesaiMedicineGujarat
 Shri Malji bhai DesaiPublic AffairsGujarat
 Ms. Basanti DeviSocial WorkUttarakhand
 Ms. Lourembam Bino DeviArtManipur
 Ms. Muktamani DeviTrade and IndustryManipur
 Ms. Shyamamani DeviArtOdisha
 Shri Khalil Dhantejvi(Posthumous)Literature and EducationGujarat
 Shri Savaji Bhai DholakiaSocial WorkGujarat
 Shri Arjun Singh DhurveArtMadhya Pradesh
 Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak DongreMedicineMaharashtra
 Shri Chandraprakash DwivediArtRajasthan
 Shri Dhaneswar EngtiLiterature and EducationAssam
 Shri Om Prakash GandhiSocial WorkHaryana
 Shri Narasimha Rao GarikapatiLiterature and EducationAndhra Pradesh
 Shri Girdhari Ram Ghonju(Posthumous)Literature and EducationJharkhand
 Shri Shaibal Gupta(Posthumous)Literature and EducationBihar
 Shri Narasingha Prasad GuruLiterature and EducationOdisha
 Shri Gosaveedu Shaik Hassan(Posthumous)ArtAndhra Pradesh
 Shri Ryuko HiraTrade and IndustryJapan
 Ms. Sosamma IypeOthers – Animal HusbandryKerala
 Shri Avadh Kishore JadiaLiterature and EducationMadhya Pradesh
 Ms. Sowcar JanakiArtTamil Nadu
 Ms. Tara JauharLiterature and EducationDelhi
 Ms. Vandana KatariaSportsUttarakhand
 Shri H R KeshavamurthyArtKarnataka
 Shri Rutger KortenhorstLiterature and EducationIreland
 Shri P Narayana KurupLiterature and EducationKerala
 Ms. Avani LekharaSportsRajasthan
 Shri Moti Lal MadanScience and EngineeringHaryana
 Shri Shivnath MishraArtUttar Pradesh
 Dr. Narendra Prasad Misra(Posthumous)MedicineMadhya Pradesh
 Shri Darshanam MogilaiahArtTelangana
 Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra(Posthumous)Civil ServiceDelhi
 Shri Thavil Kongampattu A V MurugaiyanArtPuducherry
 Ms. R MuthukannammalArtTamil Nadu
 Shri Abdul Khader NadakattinOthers – Grassroots InnovationKarnataka
 Shri Amai Mahalinga NaikOthers – AgricultureKarnataka
 Shri Tsering NamgyalArtLadakh
 Shri A K C NatarajanArtTamil Nadu
 Shri V L NghakaLiterature and EducationMizoram
 Shri Sonu NigamArtMaharashtra
 Shri Ram Sahay PandayArtMadhya Pradesh
 Shri Chirapat PrapandavidyaLiterature and EducationThailand
 Ms. K V RabiyaSocial WorkKerala
 Shri Anil Kumar RajvanshiScience and EngineeringMaharashtra
 Shri Sheesh RamArtUttar Pradesh
 Shri RamachandraiahArtTelangana
 Dr. Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana RaoMedicineAndhra Pradesh
 Ms. Gamit Ramilaben RaysingbhaiSocial WorkGujarat
 Ms. Padmaja ReddyArtTelangana
 Guru Tulku RinpocheOthers – SpiritualismArunachal Pradesh
 Shri Brahmanand SankhwalkarSportsGoa
 Shri Vidyanand SarekLiterature and EducationHimachal Pradesh
 Shri Kali Pada SarenLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
 Dr. Veeraswamy SeshiahMedicineTamil Nadu
 Ms. Prabhaben ShahSocial WorkDadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
 Shri Dilip ShahaniLiterature and EducationDelhi
 Shri Ram Dayal SharmaArtRajasthan
 Shri Vishwamurti ShastriLiterature and EducationJammu and Kashmir
 Ms. Tatiana Lvovna ShaumyanLiterature and EducationRussia
 Shri Siddhalingaiah(Posthumous)Literature and EducationKarnataka
 Shri Kaajee SinghArtWest Bengal
 Shri Konsam Ibomcha SinghArtManipur
 Shri Prem SinghSocial WorkPunjab
 Shri Seth Pal SinghOthers – AgricultureUttar Pradesh
 Ms. Vidya Vindu SinghLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh
 Baba Iqbal Singh JiSocial WorkPunjab
 Dr. Bhimsen SinghalMedicineMaharashtra
 Shri SivanandaOthers – YogaUttar Pradesh
 Shri Ajay Kumar SonkarScience and EngineeringUttar Pradesh
 Ms. Ajita SrivastavaArtUttar Pradesh
 Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya SwamiOthers – SpiritualismGoa
 Dr. Balaji Tambe(Posthumous)MedicineMaharashtra
 Shri Raghuvendra TanwarLiterature and EducationHaryana
 Dr. Kamlakar TripathiMedicineUttar Pradesh
 Ms. Lalita VakilArtHimachal Pradesh
 Ms. Durga Bai VyamArtMadhya Pradesh
 Shri Jyantkumar Maganlal VyasScience and EngineeringGujarat
 Ms. Badaplin WarLiterature and EducationMeghalaya

In the recent months, I have witnessed remarkable examples of our people strengthening the country and the society through their commitment and action: President Kovind

In the recent months, I have witnessed remarkable examples of our people strengthening the country and the society through their commitment and action in diverse areas.

However, I will mention only two such instances.

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India is now counted among the world’s leading naval powers: President Kovind

The dedicated teams of the Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard Limited have built an indigenous state-of-the-art aircraft carrier IAC Vikrant which is to be inducted into our Navy.

Due to such modern military capabilities, India is now counted among the world’s leading naval powers.

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Writing in 1930, Mahatma Gandhi had advised fellow citizens how ‘Purna Swaraj Day’ was to be celebrated: President Kovind

Writing in 1930, Mahatma Gandhi had advised fellow citizens how ‘Purna Swaraj Day’ was to be celebrated.

Gandhiji’s advice is timeless.

He would have liked us to celebrate the Republic Day in the same manner.

President Kovind

Punjab Model aims to reinstate NRI’s trust in system & to make them shareholders, investing in Health, Education & Entrepreneurship: Navjot Singh Sidhu – President, Punjab Congress

Navjot Singh Sidhu – President, Punjab Congress:

As president of Akali Dal, I declare that I’ll quit politics if this govt can produce any proof against BS Majithia on the false & highly politicised case against him: Sukhbir Singh Badal

As president of Akali Dal, I declare that I’ll quit politics if this govt can produce any proof against BS Majithia on this false & highly politicised case against him.

Conversely, everyone responsible for implicating an innocent in a false case will have to face consequences.

We will fight for every Akali Dal BSP India worker booked in false cases in the ongoing vendetta politics of Charanjit Channi govt.

The next SAD-BSP govt will constitute a judicial commission to investigate all the false cases and recommend action against those behind these.

This is a new beginning for me: RPN Singh

This is a new beginning for me and I look forward to my contribution to nation building under the visionary leadership & guidance of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP President Shri JP Nadda ji & Honourable Home Minister Amit Shah ji.

RPN Singh

Today, at a time, we are celebrating the formation of our great Republic, I begin a new chapter in my political journey. Jai Hind: RPN Singh

Senior Congress leader Shri RPN Singh joins BJP at party headquarters in New Delhi.

Pranavayu Urban Forest Park spread over 454 Hectares is the newest addition to the lung spaces coming up in & around Hyderabad: KTR – Minister, Telangana Govt.

KTR – Minister, Telangana Govt.:

Pranavayu Urban Forest Park spread over 454 Hectares is the newest addition to the lung spaces coming up in & around Hyderabad.

Municipal Administration Minister KTR will be inaugurating this forest park located at Gajularamaram today

The Pranavayu Urban Forest Park is ideal for family outings and fitness conscious citizens.

It has gazebos, walking track, cycling track, yoga shed, children’s play area, and a picnic area.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

For the lamp to burn, the wick has to be in the oil yet above the oil. Similarly, you have to be in knowledge & action yet not drown in them. Then you are a source of light for everyone:
Sri Sri





Pic Credit: Sri Sri