Former Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University, Belle Monappa Hedge, a cardiologist, has been awarded Padma Vibhushan in the medicine category. Nine others have received Padma Shri under the medicine category.
Another academic, Chandrashekhara Kambara, founding Vice-Chancellor of Kannada Universities who is also a poet and playwright has been awarded Padma Bhusan, in the literature and education category. A total of 26 citizens have been awarded the Padma Shri under the literature and education category.
On the eve of the 72nd Republic Day, Union Home Ministry has announced the name of Padma Awardees. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing the name of awardees tweed-
We are proud of all those who have been conferred the Padma Awards. India cherishes their contribution to the nation and humanity at large. These exceptional individuals from different walks of life have brought qualitative changes in the lives of others. https://t.co/wYOU3wxavE
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 25, 2021
The Padma Awards are the highest civilian awards in the country, in three categories, highest being Padma Vibhushan, followed by Padma Bhusan, and lastly, Padma Shri. The awards are given in various disciplines or fields of activities – art, public affairs, science & engineering, trade & industry, civil service, social work, medicine, literature & education, and sports etc. “Padma Vibhushan” is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in and category. The awards are announced on the occasion of republic day every year.
This year the president has approved the conferment of 119 Padma awards including one duo case. The list contains 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan, and 102 Padma Shri awards.
Narendra Modi facilitated 32 young children of India who proved that age is not the bar to achieve anything if you have dedication and determination to make your dream comes true no one can stop you unless you give up. These young children have been awarded for their contribution in the field of social work, art, sports, environment, etc at both national and international platforms.
The Government of India also invited the CBSC classes 10, 12 toppers to make their presence at Republic Day Parade.
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