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Padam Awards

Padma Awards is one of the highest civilian Awards of the country.The Padma awards are conferred by the President at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan in March/April every year.The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.They are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

Padma Vibhushan

The award is given for exceptional and distinguished services in any field including service rendered by government servants.
» The decoration is circular in design, with a geometrical pattern superimposed on the circle. The diameter of tin- circular portion is 4.4 cm and the thickness about 0.6 mm. On the obverse, there is a lotus flower embossed on the circular space. The word ‚ÄúPadma" is embossed in Hindi above the word "Vibhushan" below the lotus Flower. On the reverse are the State emblem and the motto in Hindi. It is of toned bronze. The inscription "Padma Vibhushan" on the obverse, the geometrical pattern on either side and the border around periphery are in burnished bronze. All embossing on either side of decoration is in white geld



Padma Bhushan

The award is given for distinguished service of a high order in any field, including service rendered by government servants.
» It has the same design as the "Padma Vibhushan". On its obverse the word "Padma" appears above and the word "Bhushan" below the lotus flower. The inscription "Padma Bhushan" on the obverse, the geometrical pattern on either side and the border around periphery are in burnished bronze. All embossing either side of the decoration is in standard gold.



Padma Shri

The award is given for distinguished service in any field including service rendered by government servants.
» The name of the decoration is embossed in Hindi with the word "Padma above and the word "Shri" below the lotus flower on the obverse, The inscription "Padam Shri" on the obverse, the geometrical pattern on either side and the border around the periphery are in burnished bronze. All embossing on either side of the decoration is in stainless steel.



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