Padma awards 2019: President Kovind confers awards to Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Bajpai, others | In pics

By: | Updated: March 16, 2019 1:26 PM

This year’s list comprised four Padma Vibhushan, fourteen Padma Bhushan and ninety-four Padma Shri Awards.

This year, there were twenty-one women and the list also includes eleven persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, three Posthumous awardees and one transgender person. (ANI)

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Padma Awards to 47 prominent and inspiring personalities, including nine from sports. Some of the personalities who received the honour on Saturday were cricketer Gautam Gambhir, Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, football captain Sunil Chhetri, basketball player Prashanti Singh, archer Bombayla Devi Laishram, grandmaster Harika Dronavalli.

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This year, there were twenty-one women and the list also includes eleven persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, three Posthumous awardees and one transgender person.

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon D Prakash Rao – tea seller from Odisha’s Cuttack who also runs school for children living in slums. He has been awarded in the field of Social Work – Affordable Education. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Basketball player Prashanti Singh. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon former cricketer Gautam Gambhir. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Swapan Chaudhuri for the field of Art-Music-Tabla. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon actor Manoj Bajpayee. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award upon mountaineer Bachendri Pal. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award upon Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH, for the field of Trade & Industry – Food Processing. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award upon ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Vibhushan award upon folk singer Teejan Bai.(ANI)

In January, President Kovind had approved the conferment of the prestigious award for 2019. The awards are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri and are given in various disciplines. They are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year to recognise and appreciate the diversity of the country

This year’s list comprised four Padma Vibhushan, fourteen Padma Bhushan and ninety-four Padma Shri Awards.

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