Sonu Nigam & Victor Banerjee

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Singer Sonu Nigam To Receive Padma Shri, Bengali Actor Victor Banerjee For Padma Bhushan

Singer Sonu Nigam and Bengali actor Victor Banerjee, are among 35 personalities who will be conferred with the, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Awards, in 2022. The Government of India has released a list of the Padma awardees on the eve of Republic Day. Out of 128 awardees, 34 are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 posthumous awardees.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 - 01:49 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: India, Entertainment, Padma Awards, Sonu Nigam, Victor Banerjee

Courtesy: India Today

Tulsi Gowda and Narendra Modi

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Padma Awardee Tulsi Gowda Goes Viral For Greeting PM Modi

Tulsi Gowda, an environmentalist, was one of the 119 Padma award nominees for 2020. On social media, a picture of the Karnataka tribal welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, key ministers, and dignitaries at the occasion went viral. The 77-year-old Halakki tribe member is a forest encyclopedia with "endless knowledge" of plants and herbs. She has worked for the environment for over 60 years and planted over 30,000 saplings. 

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 - 09:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Padma Awards, Narendra Modi, tulsi gowda, Environmentalist, Karnataka

Courtesy: NDTV

Fruit Seller, Padma Shri

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Fruit Seller Receives Padma Shri For Starting School: Mangalore

Mangalore's 68-year-old fruit seller Harekala Hajabba, received the Padma Shri award on November 8 for building a primary school with his earnings. Reportedly, he used to earn Rs 150/day. His aim to build a school reportedly came from an incident where he could not understand English spoken by a tourist. Hajabba told ANI, "today the school has 175 students with classes up to… read-more

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 - 09:55 AM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Padma Shri, President Ramnath Kovind, Human Interest stories, Primary Schools, Padma Awards

Courtesy: India Today

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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Padma Awards: Arvind Kejriwal Nominates Three Names

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the names of three frontline workers will be given to the Center for Padma awards. Padma awards are one of the highest civilian awards in the country. Dr. SK Sarin from the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), Dr. Suresh Kumar from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), and Dr. Sandeep Budhiraja from Max hospital are the names forwarded. 

Sun, 29 Aug 2021 - 02:18 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Padma Awards, Arvind Kejriwal, Union government, Frontline Workers

Courtesy: India TV

Padma awards for doctors and healthcare workers

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Delhi Government To Nominate Doctors, Healthcare Workers For Padma Awards

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on July 27 that the Delhi government is going to nominate the names only of doctors and health workers to the Center for the Padma awards. The CM issued an email address, [email protected] – where people can forward their recommendations. The names will be shortlisted and finalized by the committee led by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. 

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 - 05:18 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: CM Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Delhi Government , healthcare workers, Padma Awards

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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Shinzo Abe Among 2 Non-Indians Conferred With Padma Vibhushan This Year

The Union Home Ministry on the eve of 72nd Republic Day honoured two non-Indians – former Japan PM Shinzo Abe and India-based American physicist Narinder Singh Kapany - with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award for their exceptional and distinguished services. While Shinzo Abe was awarded for his efforts in the field of public affairs, Narinder Singh Kapany, widely known as 'father of fiber optics', was conferred posthumously with… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 09:51 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Padma Awards, Brifly Exclusive, Padma Vibhushan, Shinzo Abe, Narinder Singh

Isher Judge Ahluwalia

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Padma Bhushan Awardee Economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia Passes Away At 74

Renowned Indian economist Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia passed away on September 26 after her 10-month long battle with brain cancer. A Ph.D holder from MIT, Boston, Isher was the chairperson of Indian Council For Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). For her significant contribution in social-urban-industrial developmental projects in India, and her part in macro-economic reforms, she was honoured with 3rd highest civilian award… read-more

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 - 05:22 PM / by Nilesh Bansal

Tags: Cancer, Padma Awards, Education, business

Courtesy: Business Standard

Government of Maharashtra

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Maha Govt Sets Up Board to Suggest Names for Padma Awards

A commission headed by State Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray, has been set up by the Maharashtra Government for recommending the names of distinguished personalities from all walks of life, for the Padma awards which are to be announced on January 26, 2021. The centre has directed the state to recommend the names, said a Government Resolution published on August 11. However, a nine-member… read-more

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 03:52 PM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra Government, Padma Awards

Courtesy: Economic Times