2 J&K residents conferred with Padma Shri Awards this year

Srinagar, Jan 25 (KNS): Two Jammu and Kashmir residents are among 91 awardees, who have been conferred with Padma Shri awards this year that are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. 

According to details available with Kashmir News Service (KNS) Mohan Singh and Ghulam Muhammad Zaz are among the Padma Shri Awardees this year for their exceptional work in their respective fields.  

Mohan Singh has been conferred the Padma Award in the field of Literature and Education, while Ghulam Mohammad Zaz has been conferred the award in the field of Art. 

Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. 

The Awards are given in various disciplines and fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. 

The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

These Awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March or April every year. 

For the year 2023, the President has approved conferment of 106 Padma Awards including 3 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). 

This year the Awardees include 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri Awards. 

19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 2 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 7 Posthumous awardees. (KNS)

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