Government announces Padma awards: Kader Khan, Gautam Gambhir among 112 awardees

25 Jan 2019 10:36 PM

Government announces Padma awards: Kader Khan, Gautam Gambhir among 112 awardees

Updated 25 Jan 2019 10:36 PM

n the eve of the 70th Republic Day, the Ministry Of Home Affairs on Friday announced that Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. This year, the government selected 112 recipients for the prestigious awards. This includes 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri awards.

The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service. Padma Awards, which were instituted in the year 1954, is announced every year on the occasion of Republic Day except for brief interruption(s) during the years 1978 and 1979 and 1993 to 1997.   These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.

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