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Mulayam Singh, Zakir Khan, Dilip Mahalanabis Among 6 Padma Vibhushan Winners | India news

NEW DELHI: Six eminent personalities including the late Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and the late ORS (oral rehydration solution) pioneer Dilip Mahalanabisreceives the Padma Vibhushanthe Center announced on Wednesday.

For 2023, the president has approved the award of 106 Padma Prices including 3 ‘duo suitcases’.

The list consists of 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri. 19 award winners are women and the list also includes two individuals from the foreigner/NRI/PIO/OCI category and 7 posthumous award winners
In a tweet congratulating the recipients, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Congratulations to those who have been awarded the Padma Awards. India cherishes their rich and varied contributions to the nation and their efforts to enhance our growth trajectory.”

The prizes are awarded in various disciplines and fields of activity such as art, social work, public affairs, science and technology, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service.
‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and outstanding service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for excellent service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for outstanding service in every field.


Padma Awards 2023: unsung and unique

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Medical professional Dilip Mahalanabis, who returned from the US to serve in 1971-Bangladesh war refugee camps and promoted the worldwide use of Oral Rehydration Solution to save more than five crore lives worldwide, was one of 26 unsung heroes named after the coveted Padma awards on the eve of Republic Day. West Bengal’s Mahalanabis, 87, will be posthumously awarded this year’s Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award, officials said.
Retired government doctor from Andaman Ratan Chandra Karwho works with Jarawa tribe in Nicobar Islands, Siddi tribal social worker from Gujarat Hirabai Lobi, war veteran Munishwar Chander Dawar who treats underprivileged people in Madhya Pradesh were selected for Padma Shri.
Naga social worker Ramkuiwangbe Newme who protected and promoted the indigenous culture of Heraka through awareness camps and programs, established 10 primary schools and encouraged education for women in addition to transcribing ‘Tingwang Hingde’ from the religion of Heraka was also selected for Padma Shri.
Those selected for Padma Shri also include ‘Kannur ke Gandhi’ VP Appukuttan Poduval, a 99-year-old freedom fighter who participated in the Quit India movement, snake catchers from Vadivel Gopal and Masi Sadaiyan from Irula tribe in Tamil Nadu and 98-year-old self-sufficient small organic farmer from Sikkim Tula Ram Upreti.
(With input from agencies)

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