A ceremony to honour the Padma awardees could not be held in 2020 and was delayed in 2021 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some of the highest civilian honours in India, the Padma awards, were conferred on 119 recipients in 2021. A ceremony to honour the awardees could not be held in 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Sunday, the Government of India announced that four separate ceremonies would be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 8 and October 9 to honour recipients of the Padma awards.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday conferred the Padma awards to shuttler PV Sindhu, footballer Oinam Bembem Devi, singer Pandit Channulal Mishra and journalist Lalbiakthanga Pachuau, among others.
Here’s a full list of Padma awards recipients from 2021:
The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri awardees. Sixteen awards have been conferred posthumously.
The list of awardees includes 29 women and one trans person.