The Padma Award is one of India’s highest citizen awards and is publicized annually on the eve of Republic Day. Awards are offered in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (excellent and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (excellent higher service) and Padma Shri (excellent service). The purpose of this award is to recognize achievements in all areas of activities or disciplines involving elements of public services. The Padma Award is given on the recommendation of the Padma Awards Committee, which is formed annually by the Prime Minister. The recommendation process is open to the public. Self-recommendation is also possible. Founded in 1954, the Padma Award is awarded annually on Republic Day, with the exception of a brief break in 1978 and 1979, and 1993-1997.This award is conferred in three categories: Padma Vibushan for exceptional and outstanding service.Padma Bhushan for high rank excellent service. Padma Shri for excellent service.
The top categories of Padma Awards will only be awarded if at least five years have passed since the last Padma Award was conferred. Awards are usually presented by the President of India in March / April each year, and the winners are presented with a Sanad (certificate) and a medal signed by the President.Awardees will also be provided with a small replica of the medallion that can be worn at all celebrations, government events, etc., at the request of the winner. The names of the winners will be published in the Indian official bulletin on the day of the award ceremony.Winners will also be provided with a small replica of the medallion that can be worn at all celebrations, government events, etc., at the request of the winner. The names of the winners will be published in the Indian official bulletin on the day of the award ceremony. The total number of awards offered per year (excluding posthumous awards and NRI/foreigners/OCIs) must not exceed 120. Awards do not constitute a title and cannot be used as a suffix or prefix to the recipient’s name.All Padma Award nominations are submitted to the Padma Awards Committee, which is formed annually by the Prime Minister. The Padma Awards Committee is chaired by the Minister of Interior and consists of the Minister of Interior, the Presidential Secretary, and four to six esteemed persons. The Commission’s recommendations will be submitted to the Prime Minister and the President of India for approval.President Ram Nath Kovind presented the prestigious Padma awards to the award winners in all disciplines, including actor Kangana Ranaut, singer Adnan Sami and head scientists at ICMR, Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar among other notable personalities.The list of 2021 Padma Bhushan includes 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards. Of these, 29 are female, 16 after death, and one is transgender.Famous winners in the field of art include artist Shyam Sunder Sharma, actress Savita Joshi, content creator Ekta Kapoor, filmmaker Karan Johar, and the late singer SP Balasubramaniam. In sports, Mary Kom, Zaheer Khan, PV Sindhu have won with the Padma Awards. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah also attended the event.India’s second highest civilian award, after Bharat Ratna, is given to Padma Vibhushan for “extraordinary service.” Indian politicians Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj received this award today after their death in 2020. This year’s winners: Shinzo Abe – Public Affairs – Japan, Late S P Balasubramaniam – Art – Tamil Nadu, Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde – Medicine – Karnataka, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan – Others – Spiritualism – Delhi, B. B. Lal Archaeology – Delhi, Sudarshan Sahoo – Art – Odisha, Late Narinder Singh Kapany – Science and Engineering – United States.The Padma Bhushan Award, the third highest civilian award in India, is awarded for high-level service of excellence regardless of race, occupation, status or gender. Award criteria include services in all areas, including civil servants, including doctors and scientists. This year’s recipients are as follows: Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra- Art-Kerala, Late Tarun Gogoi – Public Affairs- Assam, Chandrashekhar Kambara – Literature and Education- Karnataka, Sumitra Mahajan – Public Affairs- Madhya Pradesh, Nripendra Misra – Civil Service- Uttar Pradesh, Late Ram Vilas Paswan – Public Affairs- Bihar, Late Keshubhai Patel Public Affairs- Gujarat.Following Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri is India’s fourth highest civilian award. Prominent figures in the fields of arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, medicine, social affairs and public relations were honored, and foreigners who contributed to India in various ways were also felicitated with Padma Shri. Following are the recipients: ArtShri Gulfam Ahmed – Uttar PradeshShri Rama Swamy Annavarapu – Andhra PradeshShri Subbu Arumugam -Tamil NaduMs. Bhuri Bai – Madhya PradeshShri Radhe Shyam Barle – ChhattisgarhShri Biren Kumar Basak – West BengalShri Peter Brook – United KingdomShri Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat – AssamShri Narayan Debnath – West BengalMs. Dulari Devi – BiharMs. Radhe Devi – ManipurMs. Purnamasi Jani – OdishaShri Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane – MaharashtraMatha B. Manjamma Jogati – KarnatakaShri Damodaran Kaithapram – KeralaShri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) * (Posthumous) – GujaratShri K Kesavasamy – PuducherryShri Ghulam Rasool Khan – Jammu and KashmirShri Lakha Khan – RajasthanShri Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar – GoaMs. Lajwanti – PunjabShri Ramachandra Manjhi – BiharShri Dulal Manki – AssamShri Rewben Mashangva – ManipurShri Kartar Paras Ram Singh – Himachal PradeshShri Kartar Singh – PunjabShri K C Sivasankar (Posthumous) – Tamil NaduMs. Nidumolu Sumathi – Andhra PradeshShri K K Ramachandra Pulavar – KeralaShri Kanaka Raju – TelanganaMs. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath – Tamil NaduShri Satyaram Reang – TripuraShri Wayan Dibia – IndonesiaMs. Sanjida Khatun – Bangladesh SportsMs. P. Anitha – Tamil NaduMs. Mouma Das – West BengalMs. Anshu Jamsenpa – Arunachal PradeshShri Madhavan Nambiar – KeralaMs. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh – Uttar PradeshShri Virender Singh – HaryanaShri K Y Venkatesh – KarnatakaLiterature and EducationShri Prakasarao Asavadi – Andhra PradeshShri Dharma Narayan Barma – West BengalShri Sujit Chattopadhyay – West BengalShri Dadudan Gadhavi – GujaratShri Jai Bhagwan Goyal – HaryanaShri Jagadish Chandra Halder – West BengalShri Mangal Singh Hazowary – AssamShri Namdeo C Kamble – MaharashtraShri Rajat Kumar Kar – OdishaShri Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap – KarnatakaShri Chandrakant Mehta – GujaratMs. Usha Yadav – Uttar PradeshShri Chaman Lal Sapru (Late) – Jammu and KashmirShri Arjun Singh Shekhawat – RajasthanShri Ram Yatna Shukla – Uttar PradeshMs. Mridula Sinha (Late) – BiharShri Kapil Tiwari – Madhya PradeshShri Imran Shah – AssamShri Balan Putheri – KeralaShri Nanda Prusty – OdishaShri Srikant Datar – United States of AmericaFather Vallés (Late) – SpainShri Nicholas Kazanas – GreeceLiterature and Education- JournalismShri Roman Sarmah – AssamShri Solomon Pappaiah -Tamil NaduSocial WorkMs. Lakhimi Baruah – AssamMs. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak – MizoramShri Jagdish Chaudhary (Late) – Uttar PradeshShri Tsultrim Chonjor – LadakhMs. Shanti Devi – OdishaChutni Devi – JharkhandMs. Prakash Kaur – PunjabMs. Niru Kumar – DelhiShri Shyam Sundar Paliwal – RajasthanShri Jitender Singh Shunty – DelhiGuru Maa Kamali Soren – West BengalShri Marachi Subburaman – Tamil NaduMs. Sindhutai Sapkal – MaharashtraShri Girish Prabhune – MaharashtraMs. Birubala Rabha – AssamTrade & IndustryMs. Rajni Bector – PunjabShri P Subramanian (Late) – Tamil NaduMs. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat – MaharashtraShri Sridhar Vembu – Tamil NaduPublic AffairsBijoya Chakravarty – AssamCol Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir – BangladeshScience and EngineeringShri Rattan Lal (United States of America)Others-Grassroots InnovationShri Ali Manikfan – LakshadweepOthers- AgricultureShri Nanadro B Marak – MeghalayaShri Prem Chand Sharma – UttarakhandMs. Pappammal – Tamil NaduShri Chandra Shekhar Singh – Uttar PradeshMedicineDr. Rattan Lal Mittal – PunjabDr. Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav – DelhiDr. J N Pande (Late) – DelhiDr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay – UttarakhandDr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Late) – Tamil NaduDr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo – KeralaShri Ashok Kumar Sahu – Uttar PradeshDr. Krishna Mohan Pathi – OdishaDr. Dilip Kumar Singh – BiharKarnataka transgender dancer Manjamma Jogathi was honoured with the Padma Shri award for her contribution to folk dance by President Ram Nath Kovind.