♦ In 2021, a whole of 119 Padma awards have been conferred, together with 7 padma vibhushan, 10 padma bhushan and 102 padma shri.
♦ The Padma Awards are introduced yearly on Republic Day (26th January). Padma Awards were founded in 1954, it is one of the easiest civilian honours of India.
The Awards are given in three categories:
♦ Padma Vibhushan (for super and unique service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished carrier of higher-order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service).
♦ Padma Vibhushan is easiest in the hierarchy of Padma Awards followed with the aid of Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
♦ The Awards are given in a number disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil carrier etc.
♦ All humans without distinction of race, occupation, position or intercourse are eligible for these Awards.
♦ The Awards are conferred on the guidelines made via the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted via the Prime Minister each and every year.
♦ The awards are via the President of India typically in the month of March/April each and every year.
♦ Bharat Ratna: It is the perfect civilian award of the country. It is awarded in awareness of awesome service/performance of the absolute best order in any subject of human endeavour. It is treated on an extraordinary footing from Padma Award. The hints for Bharat Ratna are made through the Prime Minister to the President of India. The variety of Bharat Ratna Awards is constrained to a most of three in a unique year.