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Padma Awards 2020: Kangana Ranaut, Adnan Sami Conferred Padma Shri Awards

Kangana Ranaut, Adnan Sami Conferred Padma Shri Awards. Check the pictures here

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The Padma Awards 2020 and 2021 were held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on 8 November. The awards were presided by the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind. The ceremony was also attended by PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Several awardees from the fields of agriculture, sports, art, cinema, music, education were felicitated.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and singer Adnan Sami were conferred with the Padma Shri Award.

Kangana Ranaut was awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution to cinema.

Whereas Adnan Sami was recognised for his work in the field of music.

Apart from the Manikarnika actress, leading filmmakers like Ekta Kapoor and Karan Johar were also recipients of the fourth-highest civilian honour.

The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India. They are announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher-order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognise achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.

This year the President will present 119 Padma Awards. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards. 29 of the awardees are women, 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee.

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