"Appreciations is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts"
A beautiful quote by Alan Cohen simply explains the power and necessity of appreciation and honoring. Appreciating an individual having an artistic trace in his/her work make them realize their ability to contribute towards their society and country.
For empowering and encouraging the brilliance, Indian honor system bestows awards on individuals who have brought India accolades and pride by contributing exemplary through their knowledge and skills, in different social, political, economic, sports, arts, music, science, technology, and other fields.
In Indian honour system, Padma Awards are one the highest civilian awards announced every year. These awards can be asked in current affairs’ section of various competitive exams like SSC, IBPS, RRB etc. In this article, we are giving you complete details of Padma Awards and the complete list of awardees of Padma Awards 2017.
In the year 1954, the Government of India had introduced two major civilian awards named “Bharat Ratna” and “Padma Vibhushan”. Bharat Ratna as the highest civilian award and Padma Vibhushan as the second highest civilian award of our country.
Padma Vibhushan was then divided into three classes; Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg, and Teesra Varg. Later all these classes were renamed as Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shree respectively.
There is no distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The standards for the award include “service in any field including service rendered by Government servants” including doctors and scientists, but excludes those working with the public-sector undertakings.
1. Art (includes Music, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Cinema, Theatre etc.) 2. Social work (includes social service, charitable service, contribution in community projects etc.) 3. Public Affairs (includes Law, Public Life, Politics etc.) 4. Science & Engineering (includes Space Engineering, Nuclear Science, Information Technology, Research & Development in Science & its allied subjects etc.) 5. Trade & Industry (includes Banking, Economic Activities, Management, Promotion of Tourism, Business etc.) 6. Medicine (includes medical research, distinction/specialization in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha, Allopathy, Naturopathy etc.) 7. Literature & Education (includes Journalism, Teaching, Book Composing, Literature, Poetry, Promotion of Education, Promotion of Literacy, Education Reforms etc.) 8. Civil Service (includes distinction/excellence in administration etc. by Government Servants) 9. Sports (includes popular Sports, Athletics, Adventure, Mountaineering, promotion of sports, Yoga etc.) 10. Others (fields not covered above and may include propagation of Indian Culture, protection of Human Rights, Wild Life protection/conservation etc.)
Every year, on the occasion of Republic Day (26th January) Padma Awards are announced in these three categories. The total number of awards to be given in a year (excluding posthumous awards and to NRI/foreigners/OCIs) should not be more than 120.
The President of India usually presents the award in the month of March/April. the awardees are presented a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a medallion.
For the year 2017, the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons comprising 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan, and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. In this list 19 of the awardees are women, there are 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees.
Below, we are providing you the list of awardees for Padma Awards 2017.
Padma Vibhushan is considered as the second highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna. It was introduced on 2nd January 1954. The award is presented for “exceptional and distinguished service”.
A total of 7 persons selected as awardees for 2017 Padma Vibhushan Award.
List of 2017 Padma Vibhushan Awardees
|1.||Shri K J Yesudas||Art-Music||Kerala|
|2.||Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev||Others-Spiritualism||Tamil Nadu|
|3.||Shri Sharad Pawar||Public Affairs||Maharashtra|
|4.||Shri Murli Manohar Joshi||Public Affairs||Uttar Pradesh|
|5.||Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao||Science & Engineering||Karnataka|
|6.||Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Madhya Pradesh|
|7.||Late Shri PA Sangma (Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Meghalaya|
Padma Bhushan is considered as the third highest civilian award after Padma Vibhushan. The award was established on 2 January 1954 by the president of India. The award is presented for “distinguished service of a high order”.
A total of 7 persons selected as awardees for 2017 Padma Bhushan Award.
List of 2017 Padma Bhushan Awardees
|1.||Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt||Art-Music||Rajasthan|
|2.||Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi||Literature & Education||Uttar Pradesh|
|3.||Shri Tehemton Udwadia||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|4.||Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj||Others-Spiritualism||Gujarat|
|5.||Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati||Yoga||Bihar|
|6.||H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner)||Literature & Education||Thailand|
|7.||Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous)||Literature & Education – Journalism||Tamil Nadu|
Padma Shree is considered as the fourth highest civilian award after Padma Bhushan. The award was established on 2 January 1954 by the president of India. The award is presented for “distinguished service”.
A total of 75 persons selected as awardees for 2017 Padma Shree Award.
List of 2017 Padma Shree Awardees
|1.||Smt. Basanti Bisht||Art-Music|
|Shri T K Murthy||Art-Music||Tamil Nadu|
|3.||Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh||Art-Music|
|Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary||Art-Music||Uttar Pradesh|
|5.||Shri Sadhu Meher||Art-Cinema|
|Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair||Art-Dance||Kerala|
|7.||Smt. Aruna Mohanty||Art-Dance|
|Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan||Art-Cinema||Karnataka|
|9.||Smt. Baoa Devi||Art-Painting|
|Shri Tilak Gitai||Art-Painting||Rajasthan|
|11.||Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao||Art-Sculpture|
|Shri Jitendra Haripal||Art-Music||Odisha|
|13.||Shri Kailash Kher||Art-Music|
|Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal||Art-Music||Kerala|
|15.||Smt. Sukri Bommagowda||Art-Music|
|Shri Mukund Nayak||Art-Music||Jharkhand|
|17.||Shri Purushottam Upadhyay||Art-Music|
|Smt. Anuradha Paudwal||Art-Music||Maharashtra|
|19.||Shri Wareppa Naba Nil||Art-Theatre|
|Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary||Civil Service||Telangana|
|21.||Shri T.K. Viswanathan||Civil Service|
|Shri Kanwal Sibal||Civil Service||Delhi|
|23.||Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla||Literature & Education|
|Smt. Eli Ahmed||Literature & Education||Assam|
|25.||Dr. Narendra Kohli||Literature & Education|
|Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah||Literature & Education||Karnataka|
|27.||Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri||Literature & Education|
|Shri Kashi Nath Pandita||Literature & Education||Jammu & Kashmir|
|29.||Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry||Literature & Education|
|Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi||Literature & Education||Uttar Pradesh|
|31.||Shri Michel Danino||Literature & Education|
|Shri Punam Suri||Literature & Education||Delhi|
|33.||Shri VG Patel||Literature & Education|
|Smt. V Koteswaramma||Literature & Education||Andhra Pradesh|
|35.||Shri Balbir Dutt||Literature & Education Journalism|
|Smt. Bhawana Somaaya||Literature & Education Journalism||Maharashtra|
|37.||Shri Vishnu Pandya||Literature & Education Journalism|
|Dr. Subroto Das||Medicine||Gujarat|
|39.||Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav||Medicine|
|Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed||Medicine||Telangana|
|41.||Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole||Medicine|
|Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel||Medicine||Gujarat|
|43.||Prof. Harkishan Singh||Medicine|
|Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine||Medicine||Chandigarh|
|45.||Shri Arun Kumar Sharma||Others-Archaeology|
|Shri Sanjeev Kapoor||Others-Culinary||Maharashtra|
|47.||Smt. Meenakshi Amma||Others-Martial Art|
|Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel||Others-Agriculture||Gujarat|
|49.||Shri Chandrakant Pithawa||Science & Engineering|
|Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray||Science & Engineering||West Bengal|
|51.||Shri Chintakindi Mallesham||Science & Engineering|
|Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami||Science & Engineering||Assam|
|Shri Daripalli Ramaiah||Social Work||Telangana|
|Shri Girish Bhardwaj||Social Work|
|55.||Shri Karimul Hak||Social Work|
|Shri Bipin Ganatra||Social Work||West Bengal|
Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide
|Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari||Social Work|
|Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal||Social Work||Punjab|
|60.||Shri Virat Kohli||Sports-Cricket|
|Shri Shekar Naik||Sports-Cricket||Karnataka|
|62.||Shri Vikasa Gowda||Sports-Discus Throw|
|Smt. Deepa Malik||Sports-Athletics||Haryana|
|64.||Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu||Sports-Athletics|
|Smt. Dipa Karmakar||Sports-Gymnastics||Tripura|
|66.||Shri P R Shreejesh||Sports-Hockey|
|Smt. Sakshi Malik||Sports-Wrestling||Haryana|
|68.||Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu||Trade & Industry|
|Shri Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO)||Art-Music||USA|
|70.||Shri Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO)||Literature & Education|
|Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO)||Literature & Education Journalism||USA|
|72.||Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Posthumous)||Medicine|
|Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous)||Others-Archaeology||West Bengal|
|74.||Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous)||Social Work|
|75.||Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner)||Social Work|
We have given here the complete updated list of the Padma Award 2017 awardees as announced on this Republic Day.
You can also go through the list of previous awardees of Padma Awards as given below:
|Padma Awards 2016 List||Padma Awards 2015 List|
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