Exceptional Individuals Bringing Qualitative Changes in Others’ Lives: PM on Padma Recipients | India News
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the late singer SP Balasubramaniam were appointed on Monday by this year’s Padma Vibhushan, while former Chief Ministers Tarun Gogoi and Keshubhai Patel, the late former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and the former Lok Sabha chairman Sumitra Mahajan were awarded Padma Bhushan.
“We are proud of all those who have been awarded the Padma Awards. India appreciates their contribution to the nation and humanity in general,” Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter.
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“These exceptional individuals from different walks of life have brought qualitative changes in the lives of others,” he said.
The Union Interior Ministry said the president approved the award of 119 Padma awards: seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri.
Twenty-nine women are among the Padma winners and the list also includes 10 people from the category of foreigners, NRI, PIO and OCI and one transgender.
Sixteen people have received the award posthumously.