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Updated Mon, 14 Sep 2020 05:02 PM IST
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The last date for online nominations / recommendations for Padma Awards to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2021 is tomorrow. Nominations / recommendations for Padma Awards will be received online on the Padma Awards portal: Ministry of Home Affairs pic.twitter.com/WtjWbRvlHE
– ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2020
Explain that the recommendations of the Padam Awards are obtained from the State Governments / State Administrations, Central Ministries / Departments, Institutes of Excellence etc., which are considered by the Awards Committee. These Padam Awards are announced on the eve of Republic Day, based on the recommendation of the award committee and after the approval of the Prime Minister, Home Minister and the President.
Significantly, this year 141 names were announced for the Padma Awards. In which four awards were announced to be given jointly to two people each. Seven names for the award were for Padmavibhushan, 16 for Padma Bhushan and 118 for Padma Shri.
It is known that on 26 January 2020, former Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes as well as famous Olympian boxer Mary Kom were conferred with Padma Vibhushan on the eve of Republic Day.