This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards 2015 to 104 persons. Let’s have brief introduction of various Padma awards in India.
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The Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award in the Republic of India. It consists of a medal and a citation and is awarded by the President of India. It was established on 2 January 1954. It ranks behind the Bharat Ratna and comes before the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. It is awarded to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any field, including government service.
The Padma Vibhushan was originally established as the Pahela Varg (First Class) of a three-class “Padma Vibhushan” awards. The oldest living recipient as of 2015 is Bhairab Dutt Pande (age 97); the youngest living recipient is Sachin Tendulkar (age 41).
This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards 2015 to 104 persons. The list comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 17 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 17 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 4 posthumous awardees
In 2015, 9 Padma Vibhusan award were given and the list of recipients is as follows:
The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Shri. It is announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. The award was established on 2 January 1954 by the president of India. It is awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field.
In 2015, 20 Padma Bhusan award were given and the list of recipients is as follows:
Padma Shri (also Padmashree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. Awarded by the Government of India, it is announced every year on India’s Republic Day. Padma Awards were instituted in 1954 to be awarded to citizens of India in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service and Public Affairs. It has also been awarded to some distinguished individuals who were not citizens of India but did contribute in various ways to India.
In 2015, 75 Padma Shri award were given and the list of recipients is as follows:
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