At birth, Gulabi suffered the same fate as the rest of the girls born in her community — the elders buried her alive, without even cutting the umbilical cord attached to her belly. Had her aunt not dug the child out of her grave at midnight, the day of Dhanteras in November 1972, the world […]
National Award winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda of "I Am Kalam" fame, who has been chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri, said the honour will inspire him to work in the direction of making more films on the country's pertinent issues.
President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the 2019 Padma awards, one of the highest civilian honors, on March 11. The awards were given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service).