Published on: November 9, 2021


PADMA AWARDS 2020 NEWS President of India presented the prestigious Padma Awards of the year 2020 to achievers of various fields at a colourful ceremony held at Rashtrapathi Bhavan


  • Harekala Habba of Dakshina Kannada district, an orange seller-social activist, who started a school from his meagre earning
  • Vishwesha Theertha Swami of Pejawar Adhokshaja Mutt
  • Thulasi Gowda of Halakki community (Uttara Kannada) who planted over one lakh samplings, transport giant Vijay Sankeshwara, Nimhans former director Dr B N Gangadhar, late K V Sampath Kumar and K S Jayalakshmi, editors of Sanskrit newspaper Sudharma of Mysuru


Padma Awards

  • Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri
  • Given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field
  • Instituted in the year 1954.
  • Announced on the eve of the Republic Day every year
  • Government servants including those working with PSUs, except doctors and scientists, are not eligible
  • Conferred on the recommendations made by the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year
  • Nomination process is open to the public. Even self-nomination can be made.