Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad To Be Conferred With Padma Bhushan
The Padma Awards are announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. They are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher-order), and Padma Shri (distinguished service).
New Delhi: The Government of India on Tuesday has announced a list of Padma Awardees for 2022. One of the Padma Bhushan awardees is a former leader of the Congress Party, Ghulam Nabi Azad. Adding to the list, this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Late Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, SII MD Cyrus Poonawalla will also be conferred with Padma Bhushan.
This year, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, who died in a chopper crash near Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor, will be conferred with Padma Vibhushan (posthumous). Apart from Rawat, Kalyan Singh (Posthumous) has also been conferred with the country’s second-highest civilian award.
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According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the President approved the conferment of 128 Padma Awards, including two duo cases, this year. In a duo case, the award is counted as one. The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan, and 107 Padma Shri awards. Thirty-four of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 posthumous awardees.
The Padma Awards are announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. They are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher-order), and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognize achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved. Padma awards were instituted in 1954.
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