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President confers Padma Awards

President confers Padma Awards
Written by Shruti Bhatt

Padma Awards are the highest civilian awards in our nation presented every year to people working rigorously and honorably in fields ranging from art, literature to social service sector and science-technology. The awards were announced on the Republic day and were presented to various luminaries by President Pranab Mukherjee in a function this morning in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is to be noted that this will be the last year for Honourable President Pranab Mukherjee with presidential election to be held before July.

The Olympians made a special appearance in this year’s Padma Award function with Discuss Thrower Vikas Gowda, Gymnast Deepa Karmakar, Wrestler Sakshi Malik, all three received Padma Shri. The famous Mohan Veena player Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt was presented the prestigious Padma Bhushan, while celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor was presented Padma Shri as well. Sadh Guru Jaggi Vasudev was presented with Padma Vibhushan, the highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna.

The list for the awardees goes :

  • Padma Shri

Dr Subroto Das
Jitendra Nath Goswami
Sanjeev Kapoor
Vikas Gowda
Dipa Karmakar
Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu Sakshi Malik

  • Padma Bhushan

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

  • Padma Vibhushan

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

About the author

Shruti Bhatt

Shruti Bhatt is an engineering graduate, consumed with her passions day in and day out. An avid moviemaniac, a foodie, a bibliophile, and coffee-fashion-music enthusiast, Ms. Bhatt is on the way of becoming a raconteur - the word she is most fascinated with.

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