What is Padma Awards?
Padma Awards is one of the highest civilian Awards in the country, is conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri.
The 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.
‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field.
The awards are announced on the occasion of 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.
For the year 2023, the President has approved conferment of 106 Padma Awards including 3 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below.
The list comprises 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri Awards.
19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 2 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 7 Posthumous awardees.
Padma Vibhushan Awards 2023
‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.
Padma Vibhushan : The badge design is “mainly circular” 1-3/16-inch burnished bronze (changed from toned bronze in 1957) badge with geometrical patterns. The center had a lotus flower with four major petals embossed in white gold. Above and below this flower, the name of the decoration Padma Vibhushan was embossed in silver-gilt.
The following are the Padma Vibhushan Awardees 2023
Padma Bhushan Awards 2023
Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order.
Padma Bhushan : The badge design is “mainly circular” 1-3/16-inch burnished bronze (changed from toned bronze in 1957) badge with geometrical patterns. The center had a lotus flower with three major petals embossed in white gold. Above and below this flower, the name of the decoration Padma Bhushan was embossed in silver-gilt.
The following are the Padma Bhushan Awardees 2023
Padma Shri Awards 2023
‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field.
Padma Shri : On its obverse, the words “Padma”, meaning lotus in Sanskrit and “Shri”, in Devanagari, appear above and below a lotus flower. The geometrical pattern on either side is in burnished bronze. All embossing is in white gold
The following are the Padma Shri Awardees 2023
Padma Awards FAQ’s
How many Padma Awards given in 2023?
106 Padma Awards in 2023
How many Padma Vibhushan Awards given in 2023?
6 Padma Vibhushan Awards in 2023
How many Padma Bhushan Awards given in 2023?
9 Padma Bhushan Awards in 2023
How many Padma Shri Awards given in 2023?
91 Padma Shri Awards in 2023
Is Padma Bhushan given every year?
Yes, its given in Every year.
Who is the youngest Padma award winner?
Sania Mirza Padma Shri
Why were Padma Awards suspended?
The civilian awards were suspended in mid-1992, when two Public-Interest Litigations were filed in the High Courts of India, one in the Kerala High Court on 13 February 1992 by Balaji Raghavan and another in the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Indore Bench) on 24 August 1992 by Satya Pal Anand.
Who got 3 Padma Awards and Bharat Ratna?
No one got all 3 padma awards+ Bharat Ratna. But, Sachin Tendulkar got awarded Bharat Ratna in 201,Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008. Viswanathan Anand and Mary Kom conferred with all the three Padma Awards.
Is Padma Bhushan bigger than Padma Shri?
yes, Padma Bhushan is fordistinguished service of higher order and Padma Shri for distinguished service.
Who is the first woman Padma Shri?
Nargis Dutt is the first lady Film Actor got Padma Shri in 1958
Who got Padma Shri first?
Balbir Singh Dosanjh (sports) 1957
Who was the first Indian woman Padma Shri?
Nargis Dutt 1958
What is the prize money of Padma Awards?
Padma Awards do not carry any prize money.
Which Padma award is highest?
Who has refused Bharat Ratna?
in 1954, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad refused to accept the Bharat Ratna
Which are the top 5 awards in India?
Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, war-time gallantry award, and peacetime gallantry award
Which is the 4th highest award in India?
Is Padma Bhushan only for Indian citizens?
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