New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the Padma awardees and mentioned that they embrace extraordinary individuals.
He tweeted, congratulations to all who acquired the Padma Awards. The Prime Minister mentioned that the awardees embrace people who’ve made extraordinary contributions in the direction of society, nation and humanity.
It is understood that seven celebrities, together with former Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, boxer Mary Kom and former Prime Minister of Mauritius Anirudh Jagannath, had been introduced to be awarded the Padma Vibhushan on Saturday on the eve of Republic Day. <! –
The Ministry of Home Affairs introduced that the well-known classical hymn singer Chhannulal Mishra of Varanasi and Vishweshtirtha Swamiji Shri Pejawar Adhokhaja Math Udupi (posthumously) had been awarded the best Padma Award – Padma Vibhushan.
The residence ministry mentioned in an announcement that former protection ministers Manohar Parrikar, industrialists Anand Mahindra and Venu Srinivasan, Olympic badminton participant PV Sindhu, former Nagaland Chief Minister SC Jamir and Jammu and Kashmir chief Muzaffar Hussain Baig have been awarded the Padma Bhushan .
The awards had been introduced on the eve of Republic Day. Jaitley, Swaraj, Fernandes, Parrikar and Vishwesh Tirtha Swami have been given posthumous awards. The assertion mentioned that the President has accredited the award of 141 Padma awards this 12 months, during which 4 individuals might be given joint awards in 4 instances.
It says, 34 girls are among the many award winners. These embrace 18 individuals from overseas / NRI / POI / OCI class and 12 individuals have been awarded posthumously.
Among the best civilian awards, the Padma Awards are given in three classes, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Seven celebrities have been chosen for Padma Vibhushan this 12 months, whereas 16 have been chosen for Padma Bhushan and 118 for Padma Shri. Padma Bhushan is given for distinctive and distinguished service, Padma Bhushan for distinguished service and Padma Shri for distinguished service.