Indian Awards 2021: An award is a symbol of honour presented to a person for their achievements. In India, people are awarded for their excellence in various fields from film-making to service to the nation. Indian awards can be classified mainly into four types, namely, Civilian, Military, Leadership, and Literature awards. There are also other Indian awards granted for bravery, sports, etc.
Civilian awards can be further classified into Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards. Irrespective of race, occupation, position or sex, all Indian citizens are equally eligible for these awards.
People preparing for bank exams or any other competitive exams must be well aware of the awards and their recipients in India. Here is the list of Indian awards and their recipients for 2021.
List Of Indian Awards
Bharat Ratna Awards are presented to a maximum number of 3 persons per year. There are three categories of Padma Awards – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. In 2021 a total of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri have been awarded to civilians. Among them, 29 are women awardees, 16 are Posthumous awardees, 10 are civilians from various categories of Foreigners/ PIO/ OCI/ NRI and 1 transgender awardee.
Recipients of Padma Awards in India are generally recommended by an award committee that constitutes the State Governments, Union Territory Administrations, Central Ministries or Institutions of Excellence, etc. Based on the recommendations of the Awards Committee, the awards are presented after the successful approval of the Home Minister, Prime Minister and President. These awards are presented by the President of India and we have included the names of the award recipients for the year 2021 below. Read on to find more.
Indian Awards: Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna is considered to be the highest civilian award in India and it is conferred upon distinctive personalities for achievement in different fields such as Science, Literature, Arts, Public Services and Sports.
Bharat Ratna literally translates to Jewel of India or Gem of India. The awardees are recommended by the Prime Minister of India to the President. The recipients of this award are granted a certificate signed by the President along with a peepal-leaf-shaped medallion. The award recognizes the exceptional service or performance of the highest order without any distinction. The youngest receiver of the Bharat Ratna Award is Sachin Tendulkar at the age of 40 and the oldest receiver of the Bharat Ratna Award is Dhondo Keshav Karve at the age of 100.
In 2020 and 2021 the Bharat Ratna awards are not awarded to anybody so we are presenting the list of the Bharat Ratna Award recipients in 2019.
|Name of the Bharat Ratna Award Recipient||Field of the Recipient|
|Nanaji Deshmukh||Social Activist Member of RSS A leader of Bharatiya Jana Sangh Also, Padma Vibhushan recipient of 1999.|
|Bhupen Hazarika||Known as Sudhakantha. Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and filmmaker.|
|Pranab Mukherjee||Indian Politician, Served as 13th Indian President-2009-2012|
Indian Awards: Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award in India. The award is presented to people for their exceptional and distinguished service in various fields, such as Social Work, Public Affairs, Medicine, Literature, Sports, Civil Services, etc. The award announcement takes place every year on Republic day.
Here is the list of Padma Vibhushan recipients and the fields they provided exceptional service in:
|SI.No.||Padma Vibhushan Recipients||Field||State/ Country|
|1||Shri Shinzo Abe||Public Affairs||Japan|
|2||Shri S P Balasubramaniam|
|3||Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde||Medicine||Karnataka|
|4||Shri Narinder Singh Kapany|
|Science and Engineering||USA|
|5||Maulana Wahiduddin Khan||Others- Spiritualism||Delhi|
|6||Shri B. B. Lal||Others- Archaeology||Delhi|
|7||Shri Sudarshan Sahoo||Art||Odisha|
Indian Awards: Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award and like other awards, Padma Bhushan is also awarded to people who offered their exceptional services in their respective fields.
|1||Krishna Nair Shantakumari Chithra||Art||Kerala|
|2||Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Assam|
|3||Chandrashekhar Kambara||Literature and Education||Karnataka|
|4||Sumitra Mahajan||Public Affairs||Madhya Pradesh|
|5||Nripendra Misra||Civil Service||Uttar Pradesh|
|6||Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Bihar|
|7||Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Gujarat|
|8||Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous)||Others- Spiritualism||Uttar Pradesh|
|9||Rajnikant Devidas Shroff||Trade and Industry||Maharashtra|
|10||Tarlochan Singh||Public Affairs||Haryana|
Indian Awards: Padma Shri
Padma Shri is the fourth-highest civilian award in India. This award is conferred upon people from various areas, such as Arts, Education, Sports, Medicine, Public Affairs, Social Service, Industry, Science and Literature.
The list below includes the names of few recipients of the Padma Shri awards 2021:
|1||Gulfam Ahmed||Art||Uttar Pradesh|
|2||P. Anitha||Sports||Tamil Nadu|
|3||Rama Swamy Annavarapu||Art||Andhra Pradesh|
|4||Subbu Arumugam||Art||Tamil Nadu|
|5||Prakasarao Asavadi||Literature and Education||Andhra Pradesh|
|6||Bhuri Bai||Art||Madhya Pradesh|
|7||Radhe Shyam Barle||Art||Chhattisgarh|
|8||Dharma Narayan Barma||Literature and Education||West Bengal|
|9||Lakhimi Baruah||Social Work||Assam|
|10||Biren Kumar Basak||Art||West Bengal|
|11||Rajni Bector||Trade and Industry||Punjab|
|12||Peter Brook||Art||United Kingdom|
|13||Sangkhumi Bualchhuak||Social Work||Mizoram|
|14||Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat||Art||Assam|
|15||Bijoya Chakravarty||Public Affairs||Assam|
|16||Sujit Chattipadhyay||Literature and Education||West Bengal|
|17||Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous)||Social Work||Uttar Pradesh|
|18||Tsultrim Chonjor||Social Work||Ladakh|
|19||Mouma Das||Sports||West Bengal|
|20||Srikant Datar||Literature and Education||The U.S.A.|
|21||Narayan Debnath||Art||West Bengal|
|22||Chutni Devi||Social Work||Jharkhand|
|25||Shanti Devi||Social Work||Odisha|
|27||Dadudan Gadhavi||Literature and Education||Gujarat|
|28||Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane||Art||Maharashtra|
|29||Jai Bhagwan Goyal||Literature and Education||Haryana|
|30||Jagdish Chandra Halder||Literature and Education||West Bengal|
|31||Mangal Singh Hazowary||Literature and Education||Assam|
|32||Anshu Jamsenpa||Sports||Arunachal Pradesh|
|34||Matha B. Manjamma Jogati||Art||Karnataka|
|36||Namdeo C. Kamble||Literature and Education||Maharashtra|
|37||Maheshbhai and Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) (Posthumous)||Art||Gujarat|
|38||Rajat Kumar Kar||Literature and Education||Odisha|
|39||Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap||Literature and Education||Karnataka|
|40||Prakash Kaur||Social Work||Punjab|
Indian Awards: Military Awards
Param Veer Chakra is the highest award for military services, and it is bestowed on the uppermost height of forfeit during battles or wars. So far only 20 army personnel and one air force personnel received this award.
Maha Veer Chakra: Maha Veer Chakra is the second highest military award presented to the act of braveness during the war.
Veer Chakra is awarded for bravery in the battleground. It is the third highest award for military services.
Ashok Chakra is one of the peacetime awards and is presented for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield. Kirti Chakra comes second on the list followed by Shaurya Chakra.
There are various other awards as well. Dada Saheb Phalke Award considered India’s highest award in cinema which is presented annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.
Indian Awards 2021: Frequently Asked Questions
|Q. What are the Padma Awards?|
A. The Padma Awards are the Highest Civilian Awards in India and are given in three categories namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
|Q. How many Padma Vibhushan awards are given in 2021?|
A. In 2021, 7 Padma Vibhushan awards are given.
|Q. How many Padma Bhushan awards are given in 2021?|
A. In 2021, 10 Padma Bhushan awards are given.
|Q. How many Padma Shri awards are given in 2021?|
A. 102 Padma Shri awards are given in 2021.
|Q. How many Padma Awards are announced in 2021?|
A. In the year 2021, 119 Padma awards (including 1 Duo) are given to the achievers of various fields.
|Q. When are Padma Awards announced?|
A. The Padma Awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day (26 January) every year.
|Q. Who gives Padma Awards to the winners?|
A. The President Of India gives the Padma Awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
|Q. Who is the last person to get the Bharat Ratna Award?|
A. Pranab Mukherjee is the last person to get the Bharat Ratna Award.
Indian Awards represent a great honour. Questions related to awards and honours are often asked in various competitive exams, like IBPS PO, SBI PO, SSC exams, RRB exams, etc. Candidates appearing for these exams for government jobs must be aware of the name of the recipients of important awards, especially, Indian Awards. They should also be aware of other events and issues of national and international events.
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