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132 Padma Awards Approved by the President for 2024

Source: Reader Wall reports that the President has endorsed the conferment of 132 Padma Awards for 2024. This shows a significant rise from the 106 given out in the previous year. The awards are divided into different categories, with five bestowed with Padma Vibhushan, 17 with Padma Bhushan, and 110 with Padma Shri.

Diverse Representation Among Awardees

Breaking it down further, the list of awardees includes 30 women. Additionally, nine individuals from the “Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI” category have been selected for the honor. Furthermore, there are nine posthumous awardees.

Insight Into the Padma Awards

The Padma Awards are considered to be one of the highest civilian awards in the country. They are segregated into three categories – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri. These awards are given out in numerous disciplines and fields like art, social work, public affairs, science & engineering, trade & industry, medicine, literature & education, sports, civil service, and more.

Criteria for Padma Awards

To throw light on the nature of the awards, ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is given for remarkable and outstanding service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ is for distinguished service of a high order; and ‘Padma Shri’ is given for distinguished service in any respective field. These awards are generally announced on Republic Day, each year.

Further Details

You can find the complete list of the 2024 Padma awardees and find out more about them here.

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