President Ram Nath confers Padma Awards!!

President Ram Nath confers Padma Awards!!

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Padma awards to 56 personalities at Rashtrapati Bhavan in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.Among those who received the honors were director-choreographer Prabhu Deva, singer Shankar Mahadevan, South superstar Mohanlal Viswanathan, and late actor Kader Khan.For the award on Republic Day's eve, the government selected 112 inspiring personalities.John Chambers, the former CEO of the tech giant Cisco Systems, Wrestler BajrangPunia, Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, percussionist AnandanSivamani, table tennis player Sharath Kamal Achanta, chess superstar HarikaDronavalli and former foreign secretary SubrahmanyamJaishankar, were also given the awards.Renowned journalist Kuldeep Nayar was posthumously honored with the prestigious Padma Bhushan award.South Superstar Mohanlal was awarded with Padma Bhushan award.Along with Padma awards, the Centre also announced Bharat Ratna on January 25, 2019.Former President Pranab Mukherjee, music legend Bhupen Hazarika, and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh were given the honor.It was reported Hazarika's family might turn down the award to protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, but his son Bhupen clarified it would be an honor to receive it.While receiving the award is an honor for anyone, the government had clarified awardees can't use Bharat Ratna or Padma awards as titles.

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