Updated: January 25, 2021 10:09:42 pm
Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, were announced for the year 2021 on January 25. These awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines, such as art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering etc.
The Padma Vibhushan awardees this year include Japan’s Shinzo Abe for Public Affairs and late S P Balasubramaniam for Arts, while among those winning the Padma Bhushan are late former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Ex Principal Secretary to PM and chief of committee for Ram Temple construction Nripendra Mishra, and late former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
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 119 Padma Awards, including 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards.
Here’s the full list of awardees:
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