Padma Awards is one of the highest civilian awards of the country conferred in three categories, namely Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 112 persons and of this 24 are from literature and education and science and engineering fields.
Padma Awards are given in various disciplines/fields of activities, viz. - art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. The list comprises 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri Awardees.
19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of foreigners. NRIs, PIOs (including one posthumous) and four posthumous awardees.
People who have been awarded Padma Vibhushan are
Dr. Vasudev Kulkunte Aatre in Science & Engineering category who hails from Karnataka and
Avinash Dixit (USA) for his work in the field of Literature & Education.
Awardees who will get Padma Bhushan for their work in the field of Literature & Education are
Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad (Andhra Pradesh)
Prof. N.S. Ramanuja Tatachrya (Maharashtra)
Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard (Punjab)
Dr. Venkata Rama Rao Alla (Andhra Pradesh)
Who has been awarded Padma Bhushan for his work in the field of Science & Engineering.
Padma Shri has been awarded to 18 people for their exemplary work in both the fields; from education and literature are
Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah (Assam)
Prahalad Chandra Tasa (Assam)
Dr. Ravindra Nagar (Delhi)
Dahyabhai Shastri (Gujarat)
Dr. Santeshivara Bhyrappa (Karnataka)
Haldar Nag (Odisha)
Kameshwaram Brahma (Assam)
Prof. Pushpesh Pant (Delhi)
Jawaharlal Kaul (Jammu and Kashmir)
Ashok Malik ( Delhi)
From Science & Engineering
Dr. Satish Kumar (Delhi)
Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai (Karnataka)
Prof. Dipankar Chatterji (Karnataka)
Prof. (Dr. ) Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav (Maharashtra)
Prof. Veena Tandon (Meghalaya)
Onkar Nath Srivastava (Uttar Pradesh)
Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; Padma Bhushan for distinguished services of high order and Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of the Republic Day Every year.
These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March / April every year.