Recently crowned World Champion P.V. Sindhu has been suggested for the Padma Bhushan Award.
Everyone without any distinction of race, caste, occupation, position or sex are eligible for the awards.
Padma awards are given for distinguished and exceptional achievements and service in all fields and disciplines.
The Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) invited applications from sports persons across the State who aspire to get the prestigious Padma awards.
As many as 112 'inspiring' personalities were selected for this year's Padma awards and their names were announced on the eve of Republic Day this year.
The remaining awardees are likely to be conferred the honour at another function to be held on March 16, a Home Ministry official said.
The article is about 'Abolition of titles' and its section 1 states, 'No title, not being a military or academic distinction, shall be conferred by the State.'
Mehta had been named for the Padma Shri in the 'Foreigners' category for her outstanding contribution to the field of art and literature.
Among the first-time Padma Awardees are the multi-faceted Prabhudheva, singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan, lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, and actor Manoj Bajpayee.
TP Senkumar said the Padma award for Narayanan came at a time when a Supreme Court committee was looking into the ISRO spy case, comparing it with awarding murderers.
Today there are 385 banyan trees on a 4km stretch between Hulikal and Kudur in Magadi taluk of Ramanagara district, thanks to Thimmakka’s efforts.
Even as congratulations pour for Ramani for being awarded Padma Shri, the story of how he struggled through the initial years and evolved a sustainable business model is a miracle.
He is the founding father of Institute for Research and Rehabilitation of hand and Department of Plastic Surgery at Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital.
For Sharath, what matters the most is that this is some much-needed recognition for table tennis — he is the first Indian paddler to get a Padma Shri.
Chinnapillai started the first micro-credit or community banking movement called ‘Kalanjiyam Iyakkam’ with 15 members who contributed Rs 10 to 20 each.