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President Approves 106 Padma Awards, Most In Arts Category

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New Delhi [India]: Achievers from a range of professions and diverse areas of the country figure in the list of Padma awardees this year with maximum getting awards in the Arts category.

For the year 2023, President Droupadi Murmu has approved the conferment of 106 Padma Awards including 3 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). The list comprises 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri Awards. Nine of the awardees are women and there are seven posthumous awardees.

Home Minister Amit Shah said that Modi government continues the tradition of honouring the real heroes in society who have brought about tangible changes in their chosen fields.
“Congratulations to all those who have been conferred the Padma Awards 2023. PM @narendramodi Ji continues the tradition of honouring the real heroes in society who have brought about tangible changes in their chosen fields for the better. The nation rewards the changemakers,” Amit Shah said in a tweet.

-ORS pioneer Dilip Mahalanabis has been awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously in the field of Medicine.
-Ratan Chandra Kar (Andaman and Nicobar, 66 years) will be conferred Padma Shri in the field of Medicine.
-Hirabai Lobi, a 62-year-old Siddi Tribal social worker and leader, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Social Work.
-Munishwar Chander Dawar, a war veteran and Doctor from Jabalpur, has been awarded Padma Shri in the fieled of Medicine.
-Ramkuiwangbe Newme, a Naga Social Worker from Dima Hasao, has been given Padma Shri in the field of Social Work.
-V P Appukuttan Poduval, a 99-year-old Gandhian and Freedom Fighter from Payyanur has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Social Work.
-Sankurathri Chandra Sekhar, a Kakinada-based social worker, who hails from Andhra Pradesh has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Social Work (Affordable Healthcare).
-Vadivel Gopal and Masi Sadaiyan, expert snake catchers from Irula Tribe, have been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Social Work. Both of them hail from Tamil Nadu.
-Tula Ram Upreti, a 98-year-old self-sustained small farmer, practicing organic farming using only traditional methods, has been awarded Padma Shri in Others (Agriculture) category.
-Nekram Sharma, an organic farmer from Mandi, has been awarded Padma Shri in Others (Agriculture) category.
-Janum Singh Soy (72), a Tribal Ho language Scholar, hailing from Jharkhand, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Literature and Education.
-Dhaniram Toto, a Toto (Dengka) language preserver from Totopara village of Jalpaiguri district, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Literature & Education.
-B Ramakrishna Reddy, an 80-year-old Linguistics Professor from Telangana, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Literature & Education.
-Ajay Kumar Mandavi, a Gond Tribal Wood Carver from Chhattisgarh’s Kanker, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Art.
-Rani Machaiah, Ummathat folk dancer from Kodagu, promoting and preserving Kodava culture through dance, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Art.
-K C Runremsangi, a Mizo Folk Singer from Aizwal, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Art. She hails from Mizoram and received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2017.
-Risingbor Kurkalang, a Tribal Duitara Instrument Maker and musician from East Khasi Hills, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Art.
-102-year-old Mangala Kanti Roy, Jalpaiguri, popular as one of the oldest folk musicians of West Bengal, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Art (Folk Music).
-Moa Subong, Eminent Naga Musician and Innovator who developed a new and easy to play instrument ‘Bamhum’, a wind musical instrument made from bamboo, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Art (Folk Music).
-Munivenkatappa, a veteran Thamate exponent from Chikkaballapur, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Art (Folk Music).
-Domar Singh Kunvar, a 75-year-old Natya Nacha Artist, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Art (Dance).
-Parshuram Komaji Khune, the 70-year-old Zadipatti Rangbhumi artist from Gadchiroli, has been awarded Padma Shri in the field of Art (Theatre).
-Ghulam Muhammad Zaz, an eighth Generation Santoor Craftsman from a family known for making the finest Santoors in Kashmir for the last 200 years, has been awarded Padma Shri for Art (Craft).
-Bhanubhai Chitara, a 7th generation Kalamkari artist from the Chunara community in Gujarat, has been awarded Padma Shri for Art (Painting).
-Paresh Rathwa, a Pithora Artist from Chhota Udepur, has been awarded Padma Shri for Art (Painting).
-Kapil Dev Prasad, Bawan Buti Handloom Weaver from Bihar’s Nalanda, has been awarded Padma Shri for Art (Textile).

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