President Of India Presents Padma Awards

Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan & Padma Shri

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee presented Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on April 12.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President of India, Prime Minister, Speaker Lok Sabha and Union Minister of Home Affairs. List of Recipients:

Padma Vibhushan: Dr. Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre, Dr. Girija Devi, Mr. Rajinikanth, Mr. Ramoji Rao & Dr. V Shanta.

Padma Bhushan: Mr. Ravindra Chandra Bhargava, Mr. Robert Dean Blacwill, Mrs. Indu Jain, Mr. Udit Narayan Jha, Mr. Haisnam Kanhailal, Mrs. Sania Mirza, Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, Swami Dayananda Sarashwati (Posthumous), Mr. Ram Vanji Sutar, Prof. NS Ramanuja Tatacharya & Swami Tejomayananda.

Padma Shri: Mr. Dhirendranath Bezboruah, Dr. SL Bhyrappa, Mrs. Madeleine Herman De Blic, Dr. Kameshwar Brahma, Mrs. Mamta Chandrakar, Prof. Dipankar Chatterji, Ms. Priyanka Chopra, Mr. Madhu Pandit Dasa, Mr. Sushil Doshi, Dr. John Ebnezar, Prof. Dr. Daljeet Singh Gambhir, Dr. Keki Hormusji Gharda, Dr. Soma Ghosh, Mr. Saeed Jaffrey (Posthumous), Mr. Jawahar Lal Kaul, Mr. Salman Khan, Mrs. Sunitha Krishnan, Dr. Satish Kumar, Prof. M Venkatesh Kumar, Dr. Tapan Kumar Lahiri, Mr. Jai Prakash Lakhiwal, Dr. Anil Kumari Malhotra, Dr. Gopichand Mannam, Mr. Bhalu Mondhe, Mr. Arunachalam Muruganandam, Dr. Ravindra Nagar, Mr. Ujjwal Deorao Nikam, Mr. Sudharak Kishan Olwe, Mr. Simon Oraon, Mrs. Prathibha Prahlad, Mr. SS Rajamouli, Dr. SS Sarkar, Dr. Sudhir Vadilal Shah, Prof. Ram Harsh Singh, Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Mr. Saurahb Srivastava, Prof. Veena Tandon & Mrs. Zhang Hui Lan.

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The President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and the Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh with the awardees, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016.
The President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and the Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh with the awardees, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

Doruvu Paul Jagan Babu

International Correspondent for The Yellow Press

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