Tag - Padma Shri

Raveena responds to trolls who question her Padma Shri win


Actress Raveena Tandon was recently feted with India's fourth highest civilian honor, Padmi Shri, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi for her contribution to Indian cinema. However, a section of Internet users trolled the actress questioning the win. Now the actress has responded to the trolls saying that she will choose silence as she doesn't...

125-year-old Yog Guru wins hearts at Padma Shri award ceremony


New Delhi: As 125-year-old Swami Sivananda walked bare feet inside Rashtrapati Bhavan’s magnificent Darbar Hall to receive the Padma Shri award from President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday, the applause from onlookers rang high and loud.  Dressed in a white kurta and dhoti, the yogi was a picture of simplicity and grace as he knelt and...

India confers 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan


Intro: The country also announces 107 Padma Shri awards on the eve of the country's 73rd Republic Day New Delhi: The government announced 128 Padma awards, including four Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri awards, on the eve of the country's 73rd Republic Day. Out of the 128 Padma awardees, 13 are posthumous,...

Kangana defends her ‘India’s freedom was charity’ statement


Kangana Ranaut stirred up a hornet's nest recently when she said that the freedom that India attained in 1947 was given to the nation as a handout by the British. Several politicians have demanded an apology from her and also made an appeal to revoke her recently conferred Padma Shri award, saying that her statement...

India honors ex-Pak soldier for liberating B’desh


New Delhi: India has honored Qazi Sajjad Ali Zahir (retd), a former Pakistan elite para-brigade member in Sialkot who became a Bangladeshi Lt Col, for his contribution in liberating Bangladesh from the atrocities of Pakistan. Lt Col (retd) Zahir, a Pakistan Army officer who went on to serve the Bangladesh Army, is a highly-decorated officer. Interestingly,...

Karan Johar, Kangana honored with Padma Shri


Eminent figures from Bollywood were honored with the Padma Shri Award in New Delhi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Producer-director Karan Johar, who received his Padma Shri medal from President Ram Nath Kovind at once took to social media to express his joy and gratitude. "Today felt surreal! I am honored and humbled that the prestigious Padma...

Padma Shri: Orange vendor receives award for opening school in village


Harekala Hajabba, a person who used to sell oranges, received the 'Padma Shri' civilian honor from the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Nov 8 in New Delhi.   Hajabba got this award for creating a revolution in the field of education by opening a school in his native place which is Harekala. He opened the school from his...

Padma Shri is for everyone who helped me during Covid crisis: Jitender Singh Shunty


Jitender Singh Shunty, founder of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Seva Dal who cremated thousands of bodies during the Covid-19 pandemic and was conferred the Padma Shri, said on Monday that the award is not only for him but for everyone who supported him in continuing his work even during the crisis. Talking to IANS, Shunty said: "I am...

119 presented Padma awards: Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Karan Johar, Kangana Ranaut, among honorees


Filmmaker Karan Johar, producer Ekta Kapoor, actor Kangana Ranaut, and singer Adnan Sami received Padma Shri today at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. They were honored by President Ram Nath Kovind. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in India after Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan.  Other recipients of the Padma Shri...