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 PADMA AWARDS

PADMA AWARDS

There are three Padma Awards given on Republic Day (26th January) every year.

1. Padma Vibhushan

● This is the second highest National Award.

● Instituted on 2nd January, 1954 by the Government of India.

● It is awarded to recognise exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any

field.

2. Padma Bhushan

● This is the third largest National Awards.

● Instituted on 2nd January, 1954 by the Government of India.

● It is awarded to recognise distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any

field.

3. Padma Shri

● This is the fourth highest National Award instituted on 2nd January, 1954 by

Government of India.

● In 1960, Dr MG Ramachandran refused to accept the award as the wordings of the

award is in Hindi.

● It recognises the contribution of Indian citizens (generally) in various spheres of

activity including Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Social Service

and Public life.

MILITARY AWARDS

To be given on Republic Day (26th January)

Wartime Valour Awards

(Awarded to officers or enlisted personnel from all branches of the Indian Military).