President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday honored Padma awardees from different states. The President also honored former Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj with Padma Vibhushan, singer Adnan Sami and actor Kangana Ranaut, who made a mark in Bollywood. Indian badminton player PV Sindhu was also honored with the Padma Bhushan, apart from all these two personalities from Bangladesh were also honored by the President.
Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj get Padma Vibhushan
Former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and former Defense Minister George Fernandez were awarded the Padma Vibhushan award posthumously. While Arun Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta Jaitley arrived to receive the award, Sushma Swaraj’s daughter, Bansuri Swaraj, arrived to receive the award.
Badminton star PV Sindhu was honored with Padma Bhushan in the sports world, besides hockey player Rani Rampal was honored with Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind for her contribution in the field of sports.
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Who got the award in the film world
Actress Kangana Ranaut and singer Adnan Sami, who made their mark in Bollywood, were honored with the Padma Shri award, along with the famous classical singer Pandit Channulal Mishra was also honored with Padma Vibhushan 2020.
First woman Air Marshal was also honored
India’s first woman Air Marshal Dr. Padma Bandyopadhyay, now retired, was awarded the Padma Shri award in the field of medicine. Along with him, former ICMR chief scientist Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar was honored with Padma Shri by the President.
Awards were also given to the personalities of Bangladesh
Two eminent personalities from Bangladesh were also honored with the Padma Award, this is the first time a Bangladeshi citizen has been honored with the Padma Award. The two personalities who were given the award include 1971 war hero Colonel Qazi Sajjad Ali Zaheer and former High Commissioner to India Muazzam Ali were honored with the Padma award. Muazzam Ali was honored with this award posthumously.
A total of 141 people who did well in their field of work in 2020 were honored on Monday and for 2021, President Ram Nath Kovind will honor 119 people on Tuesday. The Padma awards were always given between March and April, but due to the Corona epidemic, these awards were not being given.
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