A look at All the Recipients of 2020 Padma Awards
The Union Government on the eve of the 71st Republic Day announced the names of Padma awardees to be conferred with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan. The awards are given to people excelling in various fields such as social work, public affairs, art, science and engineering, medicine, literature, trade and industry, sports, and civil service among others.
These awards are conferred by the President of India, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan every year. This year a total of 141 Padma Awards including 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan, and 118 Padma Shri will be conferred. There are 33 women awardees, 18 people from the Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI category, and 12 posthumous awardees.Former union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, and George Fernandes, boxer Mary Kom are among the recipients of Padma Vibushan. Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, industrialist Anand Mahindra, and Olympian PV Sandhu among others have been awarded Padma Bhushan. Karan Johar, Kangana Ranaut, and Adnan Sami are recipients of Padma Shri this year.