New Delhi: The Centre Wednesday appealed to all citizens to identify and recommend the names of talented people whose excellence and achievements really deserve to be honoured with the Padma awards.
In a statement, the Union Home Ministry said online nominations or recommendations for the Padma awards -- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri -- to be announced on the eve of Republic Day, 2022 is underway.
The last date for nominations for Padma awards is September 15.
The nominations or recommendations for Padma awards will be received online only on the Padma awards portal HYPERLINK "https://padmaawards.Gov.In/".
"The government is committed to transform Padma awards into "People's Padma". All citizens are therefore requested to identify talented persons whose excellence and achievements really deserve to be recognised from amongst women, SC, STs, divyang persons and who are doing selfless service to society and make their nominations or recommendations," the statement said.
The nominations or recommendations should contain all relevant details specified in the format available on the above mentioned Padma portal, including a citation in narrative form (maximum 800 words), clearly bringing out the distinguished and exceptional achievements or service of the person recommended in her or his respective field or discipline.
Further details in this regard are also available under the heading 'Awards and Medals' on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The statutes and rules relating to these awards are available on the website with the link https://padmaawards.Gov.In/AboutAwards.Aspx .
People may also contact 011-23092421, +91 9971376539, +91 9968276366, +91 9711662129, +91 7827785786 for any enquiry or assistance.
Instituted in 1954, these awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day every year.