On Monday, President Ram Nath Kovind felicitated 56 personalities with the Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Among the recipients, Actor Kader Khan was conferred Padma Shri, Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and renowned journalist Kuldip Nayar were awarded Padma Bhushan posthumously. In the above photo, the prime minister is seen bowing in respect to Padma Shri awardee Bihar MLA Bhagirathi Devi, who initially earned Rs 800 salary working as a sweeper in Bihar.
Padma awards are one of the highest civilian honours announced annually on Republic day. The Padma awards are divided in three categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Here’s the complete list of winners this year.
1. The PM was there
2. Kuldip Nayar receives Padma Bhushan
3. Army chief meets ex-foreign secretary
4. India’s Michael Jackson
5. Taal se taal mila
6. Senior BJP leaders
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