Padma Awards 2020: The highest civilian Padma Awards were distributed by President Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday evening. In this program, 6 dignitaries from Maharashtra were honored with Padma awards. In this, businessman Anand Mahindra was honored with Padma Bhushan award. Vice President M. at the Padma Award Ceremony. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other Union Ministers were present.
The Padma Awards are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day. Some of the Padma Awards for the year 2020 were distributed on Monday morning at the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The awards were presented to 4 dignitaries at a ceremony held in the morning. The rest of the Padma Awards for the year 2020 were distributed on Monday evening. A total of six dignitaries were awarded. Anand Mahindra, a renowned industrialist from Maharashtra, was honored with the Padma Bhushan Award for his outstanding achievements in the field of trade and industry. Anand Mahindra is the Chairman of Mahindra Group. They have conglomerates in 100 countries around the world. Five other dignitaries were honored with Padma Shri awards for their outstanding work in various fields in Maharashtra. In this, 3 dignitaries were honored with Padma Shri awards for their contribution in the field of art. In this, Suresh Wadkar was honored for his singing in Marathi, Hindi and other languages.
Ekta Kapoor was awarded the Padma Shri for her outstanding contribution in the field of art. Ekta Kapoor has an independent reputation as a producer of various television and film series as well as films. Apart from this, Karan Johar was also honored with the Padma Shri award for his outstanding contribution in the field of art. Popatrao Pawar was honored with the Poetry Award for his social work. Rahibai Popere from Ahmednagar district, popularly known as Beejmata, was honored for her innovative work in the field of agriculture. In the year 2020, 7 dignitaries from various fields were awarded Padma Vibhushan, 16 dignitaries were awarded Padma Bhushan and 118 dignitaries were awarded Padma Shri. This includes 13 dignitaries from Maharashtra. A total of 10 dignitaries from Maharashtra were honored with Padma Shri awards at the awards ceremony held on Monday.