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President Kovind confers Padma Awards 2022 at Civil Investiture Ceremony-I | Highlights

‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 22, 2022 0:09 IST
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SII MD Cyrus Poonawalla, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad receive Padma Bhushan from President Kovind

Highlights

  • President Ram Nath Kovind will confer Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri awards today.
  • The Civil Investiture Ceremony-I will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
  • The Civil Investiture Ceremony –II is scheduled to be held on March 28.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday confered two Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan, and 54 Padma Shri Awards for the year 2022, at the Civil Investiture Ceremony-I held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Amongst the prominent awardees at today’s Investiture ceremony were Padma Vibhushan recipients; Radhey Shyam and General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous), Ghulam Nabi Azad, Smt. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous), N. Chandrasekharan, Devendra Jhajharia, Rashid Khan, Rajiv Mehrishi, Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, and Sachchidanand Swami who received the Padma Bhushan awards.

Paralympic silver medalist Devendra Jhajharia receives his Padma Bhushan.

SII MD Cyrus Poonawalla receives Padma Bhushan, in the field of Trade & Industry.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad receives his Padma Bhushan award, in the field of Public Affairs.

Daughters of CDS General Bipin Rawat, Kritika and Tarini receive his Padma Vibhushan award (posthumous).

Daughter of Gurmeet Bawa receives her Padma Bhushan award (posthumous), in the field of Art.

Indian Director Chandraprakash Dwivedi receives the Padma Shri award from President Ram Nath Kovind, for his work in Cinema.

Son of Radhey Shyam Khemka (Posthumous) receives his Padma Vibhushan, in the field of Literature and Education.

Sachidanand Swami receives the Padma Bhushan award from President Ram Nath Kovind, for his work in Literature and Education.

Hockey player Vandana Katariya receives the Padma Shri award, from President Ram Nath Kovind.

Para-shooter Avani Lekhara receives the Padma Shri award, in the Sports category.

The Civil Investiture Ceremony –II is scheduled to be held on March 28.

The Awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. These Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities such as 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 Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. 

The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

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