The Government of India released the full list of the Padma Awardees along with the Bharat Ratna awards on Friday, on the eve of the Republic day. Considered as one of the highest civilian awards in the country, Padma awards are conferred in three different categories Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri.
Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service in various fields of activities. Padma Bhushan for distinguished service in high order and Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field.
The award ceremony of the Padma and Bharat Ratna awards will be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan during the months of March/April every year.
The list announced on Friday comprises 3 Bharat Ratna Awards, 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan, and 94 Padma Shri Awards.
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