Padma Award is one of the highest civilian award of the country. This award is given in various fields like art, literature, education, science, engineering, trade, industry, medicine, sports, civil service. This award is given on the Republic Day each year. This award is conferred in three categories i.e. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri. Padma Vibhshan is the second highest civilian award of the Republic day of India. Padma Bhushan ranks the third one in the most honorable civilian award of India.
Padma Vibhushan awards is given for exceptional and distinguished service. No specific gender, caste or background is set for achieving these awards. Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran (Kerala) was awarded the Padma Vibhushan award 2018 in fields of Literature and Education. Due to the unique and distinguished behavior, this award was given to him. This award holds the national platinum Emblem of India placed in the center with the national motto of India. Padma Bhushan is awarded for the distinguished service of high order. This award is next to Padma Vibhushan, The award was given to Shri Ved Prakash Nanda in field of Literature and Education.
Many people were awarded Padma Shri in the field of literature. The people who were honored by this award were Shri Prafulla Govinda Baruah (Assam), Shri Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi (Chhattisgarh), Shri Arup Kumar Dutta (Assam), Shri Arvind Gupta (Maharashtra), Shri Digamber Hansda (Jharkhand), Shri Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous) (Uttar Pradesh), Shri Piyong Temjen Jamir (Nagaland), Ms. Malti Joshi (Madhya Pradesh), Ms. Joyshree Goswami Mahanta (Assam), Shri Zaverilal Mehta (Gujarat), Shri Krishna Bihari Mishra (West Bengal), Shri Tomio Mizokami, Shri Keshav Rao Musalgaonkar (Madhya Pradesh), Shri Habibullo Rajabov, Shri Chandra Sekhar Rath (Odisha), Shri Maharao Raghuveer Singh (Rajasthan), Shri Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi (Uttar Pradesh), Shri Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji (Maharashtra), Shri A Zakia (Mizoram ). These all were awarded with Padma Shri during Republic day.