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Awarding Padma Awards to the exemplary personalities for their notable contributions

“A film should be a vehicle with a higher purpose—a carrier of the social, moral and ethical message,” the Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu.

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented two Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and fifty-four Padma Shri Awards for the year 2022 at the Civil Investiture Ceremony-I held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 21, 2022. The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honors of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognize achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President of India Shri. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri. Amit Shah.

Following were the awardees who received the Padma Vibhushan:

  • Shri Radhey Shyam Khemkha (Posthumous)- A well versed personality known for his immense contribution in the Sanatan Literature, Shri Radhey Shyam Khemkha has contributed in authoring, editing and publishing rare ancient texts into several regional languages. He was the editor of ‘Kalyan’, a spiritual monthly in Hindi, first published in 1925 by Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

 

  • General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous) -Being the first Chief of Defence Staff of India from 31st December to 8th December 2021, General Rawat steered the restructuring of India’s National Security Architecture including the setting up of Integrated Theatre Commands.

 

The recipients who received Padma Bhushan are:

  • Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad- For immense contribution towards Social work and exemplary policies implemented under his leadership.
  • Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous)- For playing a prominent role in the promotion and recognition of Punjabi Folk music.
  • Shri Chandrasekharan- For his exemplary contribution in Trade and Industry
  • Shri Devendra Jhajharia- For achieving unparallel feat and becoming the first Indian to win two gold medals at Paralympics.
  • Shri Rashid Khan- For carrying forward the legacy of Hindustani Music and his contribution to the Indian Cinema
  • Shri Rajiv Mehrishi- For extensive services rendered towards the Civil Services.
  • Cyrus Soli Poonawalla- known as India’s vaccine pioneer, Dr. Cyrus was conferred with the Padma Bhushan for his impeccable work towards society.
  • Shri Sachchinand Swami- For bringing in social reforms, contribution in the field of philosophy and literature.

 

Following recipients were awarded Padma Shri:

  • Shri Prahalad Rai Agarwala
  • Najma Akhtar
  • Shri Sumit Antil
  • Shri T Senka Ao
  • Kamalini Asthana
  • Nalini Asthana
  • Shri Subbanna Ayyappan
  • Shri J K Bajaj
  • Shri Sirpi Balasubramanian
  • Srimad Baba Balia
  • Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
  • Madhuri Barthwal
  • Shri Akhone Asgar Ali Basharat
  • Himmatrao Bawaskar
  • Shri Harmohinder Singh Bedi
  • Shri Pramod Bhagat
  • Shri S Ballesh Bhajantri
  • Shri Khandu Wangchuk Bhutia
  • Shri Maria Christopher Byrski
  • Acharya Chandanaji
  • Sulochana Chavan
  • Shri Neeraj Chopra
  • Shakuntala Choudhary
  • Shri Sankaranarayana Menon Chundayil
  • Shri S Damodaran
  • Shri Faisal Ali Dar
  • Shri Jagjit Singh Dardi
  • Prokar Dasgupta
  • Shri Aditya Prasad Dash
  • Lata Desa
  • Shri Malji bhai Desai
  • Basanti Devi
  • Lourembam Bino Devi
  • Muktamani Devi
  • Shyamamani Devi
  • Shri Khalil Dhantejvi (Posthumous)
  • Shri Savaji Bhai Dholakia
  • Shri Arjun Singh Dhurve
  • Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre
  • Shri Chandraprakash Dwivedi
  • Shri Dhaneswar Engti
  • Shri Om Prakash Gandhi
  • Shri Narasimha Rao Garikapati
  • Shri Girdhari Ram Ghonju (Posthumous)
  • Shri Shaibal Gupta (Posthumous)
  • Shri Narasingha Prasad Guru
  • Shri Gosaveedu Shaik Hassan (Posthumous)
  • Shri Ryuko Hira
  • Sosamma Iype
  • Shri Avadh Kishore Jadia
  • Sowcar Janaki
  • Tara Jauhar
  • Vandana Kataria
  • Shri H R Keshavamurthy
  • Shri Rutger Kortenhorst
  • Shri P Narayana Kurup
  • Avani Lekhara
  • Shri Moti Lal Madan
  • Shri Shivnath Mishra
  • Narendra Prasad Misra (Posthumous)
  • Shri Darshanam Mogilaiah
  • Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra (Posthumous)
  • Shri Thavil Kongampattu A V Murugaiyan
  • R Muthukannammal
  • Shri Abdul Khader Nadakattin
  • Shri Amai Mahalinga Naik
  • Shri Tsering Namgyal
  • Shri A K C Natarajan
  • Shri V L Nghaka
  • Shri Sonu Nigam
  • Shri Ram Sahay Panday
  • Shri Chirapat Prapandavidya
  • K V Rabiya
  • Shri Anil Kumar Rajvanshi
  • Shri Sheesh Ram
  • Shri Ramachandraiah
  • Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana Rao
  • Gamit Ramilaben Raysingbhai
  • Padmaja Reddy
  • Guru Tulku Rinpoche
  • Shri Brahmanand Sankhwalkar
  • Shri Vidyanand Sarek
  • Shri Kali Pada Saren
  • Veeraswamy Seshiah
  • Prabhaben Shah
  • Shri Dilip Shahani
  • Shri Ram Dayal Sharma
  • Shri Vishwamurti Shastri
  • Tatiana Lvovna Shaumyan
  • Shri Siddhalingaiah (Posthumous)
  • Shri Kaajee Singh
  • Shri Konsam Ibomcha Singh
  • Shri Prem Singh
  • Shri Seth Pal Singh
  • Vidya Vindu Singh
  • Baba Iqbal Singh Ji
  • Bhimsen Singhal
  • Shri Sivananda
  • Shri Ajay Kumar Sonkar
  • Ajita Srivastava
  • Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya Swami
  • Balaji Tambe (Posthumous)
  • Shri Raghuvendra Tanwar
  • Kamlakar Tripathi
  • Lalita Vakil
  • Durga Bai Vyam
  • Shri Jyantkumar Maganlal Vyas
  • Badaplin War

 

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