47 ‘inspiring personalities’, received Indian’s highest civilian Padma award
About 112 personalities were selected for Padma awards this year
This Monday, about 47 inspiring personalities got Padma Awards by President Mr. Ram Nath Kovind. The list of prominent individuals includes renowned people at higher posts like Kuldip Nayar: the journalist, S Jaishankar: former foreign secretary, and even actors.
Earlier this year, about 56 awardees were announced to be given Padma Awards. President made the honours today and handed over the awards to the prominent personalities. Among the individuals, Kader Khan was also being awarded the award. He had died at the age of 81 last year in December.
Many inspiring personalities in India also received the award including Prabhu Deva, John Chambers, Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, Viswanathan Mohanlal, Bajrang Punia: the wrestler, Shankar Mahadevan Narayan, Karia Munda: a former deputy Lok Sabha speaker, and many more.
More details about the award
As much as 112 inspiring personalities were chosen to be awarded this year. Their names were already mentioned back in the Republic day. The Padma Awards, however, was not given at that time. Home ministry officials stated that the remaining will be awarded by 16th of March.
In general, the Padma awards are specifically divided into three sections: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan. The award is specifically given to honor the highest citizens of the country.
According to the officials, the list of Padma Award has gone beyond the expectations, impacting a larger citizen base.
Before the selection of the awardees, the officials had the nominations of about 50,000 personalities this year. Back in 2014, the nominations were limited to just 2,200. This happened because of the inclusion of technology to determine the appropriate personality for this award. The technology was specifically included this year to reward more unsung heroes of Indian civilization this year.
Twitter responses of the reward
Twitter was filled with the responses from the awardees today. Even PM Modi joined the session and blessed the individuals with his presence.
Joined the ceremony in which Padma Awards were conferred on various distinguished citizens.
Congratulations to all those who received the awards.
India is proud of their exemplary service and accomplishments. pic.twitter.com/QREg48bI5i
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 11, 2019
The third highest civilian award goes to Mohanlal.
Received #PadmaBhushan, The 3rd Highest Civilian Award from The Honorable President of India, with jubilation. I express fervent gratitude to the Supreme Power & all well wishers, for being a part of my journey. Truly happy with this inimitable moment. #PadmaAwards pic.twitter.com/cXQyoZoY6Z
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) March 11, 2019
Comment if you know these individuals
— CTN Channel (@ctnnewschannel) March 11, 2019
Prabhu Deva being awarded the Padma Award
Thanks for all the love u all gave , ur love gave me
This award , I dedicate this award to the love u all gave pic.twitter.com/Jhl3pk6ghN
— Prabhudheva (@PDdancing) March 11, 2019
— ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2019
These individuals were given the Padma Awards are right here
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) March 11, 2019
The Award ceremony was successful today where PM Modi blessed and congratulated the awardees. Many Indians felt truly blessed to have several awardees receiving the special award this year.