Padma awards were conferred by President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Total 89 people are awarded by the President for their exceptional work in various fields.
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Wrestler Sakshi Malik, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Discus Thrower Vikas Gowda got Padam Shri Award for exceptional work in their respective fields.
President gave out 7 Padma Vibhushan awards, 7 Padma Bhushan awards and 75 Padma Shri Awards. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries were also present at the ceremony.
Here is the list of awardees important from Current Affairs Point of view:
Dr Subroto Das
Jitendra Nath Goswami
Discus Thrower Vikas Gowda
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar
Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu
Wrestler Sakshi Malik
Pandit Vishwa Mohan
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev