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/ fields of activities, i.e. Art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.
‘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.
Padma Bhushan has been awarded to 10 individuals this year. Padma Bhushan is awarded to individuals for distinguished service of high order
Shri Tarun Gogoi has been awarded Padma Bhushan Posthumously for his contribution to Public Affairs. He is the former Chief Minister of Assam and Congress heavyweight.
Padma Shri Awardees from North-East India
- Ms. Lakhimi Baruah from Assam has been awarded Padma Shri in recognition of her contribution in Social Work.
2. Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak from Mizoram has been awarded Padma Shri in recognition of her contribution in Social Work.
3. Shri Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat from Assam has been awarded Padma Shri in recognition of his contribution in Art
4. Ms. Bijoya Chakravarty from Assam has been awarded Padma Shri in recognition of her contribution in Public Affairs
5. Ms. Radhe Devi from Manipur for her contribution in Art
6. Shri Mangal Singh Hazowary from Assam has been awarded Padma Shri in recognition of his contribution in Literature and Education
7. Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa from Arunachal Pradesh for her outstanding contribution in the field of Sports
8. Shri Dulal Manki from Assam for his contribution in the field of Art
9. Shri Nanadro B Marak from Meghalaya for his contributions in the field of Agriculture
10. Shri Rewben Mashangva from Manipur for his contribution in the field of Art. Shri Rewben Mashangva is a folk musician
11. Ms. Birubala Rabha from Assam for her contribution in the field of Social Work. She is a crusader against witch hunting
12. Shri Satyaram Reang from Tripura for his contribution in field of Art
13. Shri Roman Sarmah from Assam for his contribution in the field of Literature and Education- Journalism
14. Shri Imran Shah from Assam for his contribution in the field of Literature and Education.
See full list of awardees of Padma Awards 2021