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The 2021 Padma Shri Awards

The 2021 Padma Shri Awards

Padma Shri Awards 2021

The nation’s fourth highest civilian award was recently conferred in a much-awaited ceremony. Aditi Paul presents a brief review.

The Padma Awards were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind in a two-day ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this week. The Padma Awards are three of the highest civilian awards the Government of India elects to bestow. The ceremony is traditionally held on Republic Day, with the list of awardees released earlier in the year. The rampant and violent COVID-19 pandemic, however, led to the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies being deferred until a suitable time. In a two-day ceremony, awardees for both years were honoured, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries. 

The 2021 List of Awardees

The 2021 list includes seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan, and 102 Padma Shri awardees. Of these, 29 are women, 16 are posthumous awardees, and there is 1 transgender awardee. The Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the country, is awarded for distinguished service. Although the awards are not usually conferred posthumously, some cases are considered exceptions. 

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Matha B. Manjamma Jogati for Art :

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Matha B. Manjamma Jogati for Art -

Previously, the awards have faced criticism for being granted in a partial manner. 2018 saw the creation of an online platform where people can now vote to elect those individuals they feel are deserving of the nomination. Over the two-day ceremony, netizens trended the tag #PeoplesPadma while commenting on the coverage of the event. 

The Padma Shri

This year’s Padma Shri was awarded across a diverse range of categories such as art, literature and education, medicine, agriculture, public affairs, social work, sports, trade and industry etc. 

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Smt Usha Yadav for Literature and Education :

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Smt Usha Yadav for Literature and Education -

Following is the list of Padma Shri awardees for 2021, across all categories. 

ART

1.Matha B. Manjamma JogatiKarnataka
2.Ms Bhuri BaiMadhya Pradesh
3.Ms Bombay Jayashri RamnathTamil Nadu
4.Ms Dulari DeviBihar
5.Ms LajwantiPunjab
6.Ms Nidumolu SumathiAndhra Pradesh
7.Ms. Purnamasi JaniOdisha
8.Ms Radhe DeviManipur
9.Ms Sanjida KhatunBangladesh
10.Shri Biren Kumar BasakWest Bengal
11.Shri Damodaran KaithapramKerala
12.Shri Dulal MankiAssam
13.Shri Ghulam Rasool KhanJammu and Kashmir
14.Shri Gopiram Bargayn BurabhakatAssam
15.Shri Gulfam AhmedUttar Pradesh
16.Shri K C Sivasankar (Posthumous)Tamil Nadu
17.Shri K K Ramachandra PulavarKerala
18.Shri K KesavasamyPuducherry
19.Shri Kanaka RajuTelangana
20.Shri Kartar Paras Ram SinghHimachal Pradesh
21.Shri Kartar SinghPunjab
22.Shri Lakha KhanRajasthan
23.Shri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo)
(Posthumous)
Gujarat
24.Shri Narayan DebnathWest Bengal
25.Shri Parshuram Atmaram GangavaneMaharashtra
26.Shri Peter BrookUnited Kingdom
27.Shri Radhe Shyam BarleChhattisgarh
28.Shri Rama Swamy AnnavarapuAndhra Pradesh
29.Shri Ramachandra ManjhiBihar
30.Shri Rewben MashangvaManipur
31.Shri Satyaram ReangTripura
32.Shri Subbu ArumugamTamil Nadu
33.Shri Vinayak Vishnu KhedekarGoa
34.Shri Wayan DibiaIndonesia

LITERATURE AND EDUCATION

35.Father Vallés (Posthumous)Spain
36.Ms Mridula Sinha (Posthumous)Bihar
37.Ms Usha YadavUttar Pradesh
38.Shri Arjun Singh ShekhawatRajasthan
39.Shri Balan PutheriKerala
40.Shri Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous)Jammu and Kashmir
41.Shri Chandrakant MehtaGujarat
42.Shri Dadudan GadhaviGujarat
43.Shri Dharma Narayan BarmaWest Bengal
44.Shri Imran ShahAssam
45.Shri Jagadish Chandra HalderWest Bengal
46.Shri Jai Bhagwan GoyalHaryana
47.Shri Kapil TiwariMadhya Pradesh
48.Shri Mangal Singh HazowaryAssam
49.Shri Namdeo C KambleMaharashtra
50.Shri Nanda PrustyOdisha
51.Shri Nicholas KazanasGreece
52.Shri Prakasarao AsavadiAndhra Pradesh
53.Shri Rajat Kumar KarOdisha
54.Shri Ram Yatna ShuklaUttar Pradesh
55.Shri Rangasami Lakshminarayana KashyapKarnataka
56.Shri Srikant DatarUnited States of America
57.Shri Sujit ChattopadhyayWest Bengal

LITERATURE AND EDUCATION-JOURNALISM

58.Shri Roman SarmahAssam
59.Shri Solomon PappaiahTamil Nadu

MEDICINE

60.Dr Bhupendra Kumar Singh SanjayUttarakhand
61.Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji PandavDelhi
62.Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar SagdeoKerala
63.Dr Dilip Kumar SinghBihar
64.Dr. J N Pande (Posthumous)Delhi
65.Dr Krishna Mohan PathiOdisha
66.Dr Rattan Lal MittalPunjab
67.Dr Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Posthumous)Tamil Nadu
68.Shri Ashok Kumar SahuUttar Pradesh

AGRICULTURE

69.Ms PappammalTamil Nadu
70.Shri Chandra Shekhar SinghUttar Pradesh
71.Shri Nanadro B MarakMeghalaya
72.Shri Prem Chand SharmaUttarakhand

GRASSROOTS INNOVATION

73.Shri Ali ManikfanLakshadweep

PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

74.Ms Bijoya ChakravartyAssam
75.Col Quazi Sajjad Ali ZahirBangladesh

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 

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76.Shri Rattan LalUnited States of America

SOCIAL WORK

77.Guru Maa Kamali SorenWest Bengal
78.Ms Birubala RabhaAssam
79.Ms Chutni DeviJharkhand
80.Ms Lakhimi BaruahAssam
81.Ms Niru KumarDelhi
82.Ms Prakash KaurPunjab
83.Ms Sangkhumi BualchhuakMizoram
84.Ms Shanti DeviOdisha
85.Ms Sindhutai SapkalMaharashtra
86.Shri Girish PrabhuneMaharashtra
87.Shri Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous)Uttar Pradesh
88.Shri Jitender Singh ShuntyDelhi
89.Shri Marachi SubburamanTamil Nadu
90.Shri Shyam Sundar PaliwalRajasthan
91.Shri Tsultrim ChonjorLadakh

SPORTS

92.Ms Anshu JamsenpaArunachal Pradesh
93.Ms Mouma DasWest Bengal
94.Ms P. AnithaTamil Nadu
95.Ms Sudha Hari Narayan SinghUttar Pradesh
96.Shri K Y VenkateshKarnataka
97.Shri Madhavan NambiarKerala
98.Shri Virender SinghHaryana

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

99.Ms Jaswantiben Jamnadas PopatMaharashtra
100.Ms Rajni BectorPunjab
101.Shri P Subramanian (Posthumous)Tamil Nadu
102.Shri Sridhar VembuTamil Nadu

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Roman Sarmah for Literature and Education Journalism -
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr. Roman Sarmah for Literature and Education (Journalism)

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Prof. Krishna Mohan Pathi for Medicine -
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Prof. Krishna Mohan Pathi for Medicine.

President Kovindpresents Padma Shri to Smt. Rangammal Alias Pappmmal for Agriculture. -
President Kovindpresents Padma Shri to Smt. Rangammal Alias Pappmmal for Agriculture.

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Lt Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir Retd. for Public Affairs. -
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Lt Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir (Retd.) for Public Affairs

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Sindhutai Sapkal Maai for Social Work. -
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Sindhutai Sapkal (Maai) for Social Work.
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Shri Virender Singh for Sports. -
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Shri Virender Singh for Sports.

President Kovindpresents Padma Shri to Smt. Rajni Bector for Trade and Industry. -
President Kovindpresents Padma Shri to Smt. Rajni Bector for Trade and Industry.

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