President Ramnath Kovind will award the Padma awards this Republic Day 26th January 2018 and has approved conferment of Padma Awards on 85 persons announcing names of recipients of year 2018 Padma awards i.e. Padma Vibhushan – second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, Padma Bhushan – third highest civilian award of the Republic of India and Padma Shri – fourth highest civilian award of the Republic of India.
The 2018 list includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri Awardees. 14 awardees are women, 16 awardees are from category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs while 3 are posthumous awardees.
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards are bestowed upon the persons for their distinguished service of high order in various disciplines- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. The list also includes unsung persons and also people who rendered selfless service at the grassroots.
The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India followed by Padma Vibhushan , Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
It is the second highest civilian award.
|1||Shri Illaiyaraja||Art-Music||Tamil Nadu|
|2||Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan||Art-Music||Maharashtra|
|3||Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran||Literature and Education||Kerala|
It is the third highest civilian award.
|1||Shri Pankaj Advani||Sports- Billiards/Snooker||Karnataka|
|2||Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom||Others-Spiritualism||Kerala|
|3||Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Sports-Cricket||Jharkhand|
|4||Shri Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner)||Public Affairs||Russia|
|5||Shri Ramachandran Nagaswamy||Others-Archaeology||Tamil Nadu|
|6||Shri Ved Prakash Nanda (OCI)||Literature and Education||US|
|7||Shri Laxman Pai||Art-Painting||Goa|
|8||Shri Arvind Parikh||Art-Music||Maharashtra|
|9||Ms. Sharda Sinha||Art-Music||Bihar|
It is the fourth highest civilian award. It is awarded for distinguished service of high order.
|1||Shri Abhay Bang (Duo)||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|2||Ms. Rani Bang (Duo)||Medicine||Maharashtra|
|3||Shri Damodar Ganesh Bapat||Social Work||Chhattisgarh|
|4||Shri Prafulla Govinda Baruah||Literature and Education-Journalism||Assam|
|5||Shri Mohan Swaroop Bhatia||Art-Folk Music||Uttar Pradesh|
|6||Shri Sudhanshu Biswas||Social Work||West Bengal|
|7||Ms. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu||Sports-Weightlifting||Manipur|
|8||Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi||Literature and Education-Journalism||Chhattisgarh|
|9||Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III (Foreigner)||Trade & Industry||Philippines|
|10||Ms. Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi||Art-Weaving||Manipur|
|12||Yeshi Dhoden||Medicine||Himachal Pradesh|
|13||Arup Kumar Dutta||Literature and Education||Assam|
|15||Arvind Gupta||Literature and Education||Maharashtra|
|16||Digamber Hansda||Literature and Education||Jharkhand|
|17||Ramli Bin Ibrahim (Foreigner)||Art-Dance||Malaysia|
|18||Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous)||Literature and Education||Uttar Pradesh|
|19||Piyong Temjen Jamir||Literature and Education||Nagaland|
|20||Ms. Sitavva Joddati||Social Work||Karnataka|
|21||Ms. Malti Joshi||Literature and Education||MP|
|23||Rameshwarlal Kabra||Trade & Industry||Maharashtra|
|24||Pran Kishore Kaul||Art||J&K|
|26||Vijay Kichlu||Art-Music||West Bengal|
|27||Tommy Koh(Foreigner)||Public Affairs||Singapore|
|29||Ms. Joyshree Goswami Mahanta||Literature and Education||Assam|
|30||Narayan Das Maharaj||Others-Spiritualism||Rajasthan|
|32||Hun Many (Foreigner)||Public Affairs||Cambodia|
|33||Ms. Nouf Marwaai (Foreigner)||Others- Yoga||Saudi Arabia|
|34||Zaverilal Mehta||Literature and Education-Journalism||Gujarat|
|35||Krishna Bihari Mishra||Literature and Education||West Bengal|
|36||Sisir Purushottam Misra||Art-Cinema||Maharashtra|
|37||Ms. Subhasini Mistry||Social Work||West Bengal|
|38||Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong (Foreigner)||Others-Spiritualism||Thailand|
|39||Keshav Rao Musalgaonkar||Literature and Education||MP|
|40||Dr Thant Myint – U(Foreigner)||Public Affairs||Myanmar|
|41||Ms. V Nanammal||Others-Yoga||Tamil Nadu|
|42||Ms. Sulagitti Narasamma||Social Work||Karnataka|
|43||Ms. Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan||Art-Folk Music||Tamil Nadu|
|44||I Nyoman Nuarta (Foreigner)||Art- Sculpture||Indonesia|
|45||Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai Haji Othman(Foreigner)||Social Work||Brunei|
|47||Bhabani Charan Pattanaik||Public Affairs||Odisha|
|49||Habibullo Rajabov(Foreigner)||Literature and Education||Tajikistan|
|50||M R Rajagopal||Medicine-Palliative care||Kerala|
|51||A Zakia||Literature and Education||Mizoram|
|52||Sampat Ramteke(Posthumous)||Social Work||Maharashtra|
|53||Chandra Sekhar Rath||Literature||Odisha|
|54||S S Rathore||Civil Service||Gujarat|
|55||Amitava Roy||Science and Engineering||West Bengal|
|56||Sanduk Ruit (Foreigner)||Medicine- Ophthalmology||Nepal|
|58||Pankaj M Shah||Medicine- Ophthalmology||Gujarat|
|60||Maharao Raghuveer Singh||Literature and Education||Rajasthan|
|61||Kidambi Srikanth||Sports-Badminton||Andhra Pradesh|
|64||Ms. Lentina Ao Thakkar||Social Work||Nagaland|
|65||Vikram Chandra Thakur||Science and Engineering||Uttarakhand|
|66||Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Tharanathan (Duo)||Art-Music||Karnataka|
|67||Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Thyagarajan (Duo)||Art-Music||Karnataka|
|68||Nguyen Tien Thien (Foreigner)||Others-Spiritualism||Vietnam|
|69||Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi||Literature and Education||UP|
|70||Rajagopalan Vasudevan||Science and Engineering||Bihar|
|71||Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji||Literature and Education||Maharashtra|
|72||Romulus Whitaker||Others-Wildlife Conservation||Tamil Nadu|
|73||Baba Yogendra||Art||Madhya Pradesh|
|74||Bounlap Keokanga||Public Affairs|
To promote young scientists and researchers in the country the government announced four new schemes . Such as the –
Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) –
Scheme which will connect the educators to leading public funded institutions like IITs, IISc, IISERS, National Institutions (NITs, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR labs and other central institutions) to pursue research.
There Expenses will be taken cared of as they are going to be paid Rs 5 lakh yearly, and a monthly Rs 5,000. This will be in addition to the salary from their existing employer, he said.
Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship –
Scheme offers support to 100 PhD scholars for training in universities/laboratories abroad up to 12 months during their doctoral research.They would be given a monthly fellowship equivalent to USD 2,000, one-time contingency allowance of Rs 60,000 to cover travel and visa fee.
Distinguished Investigator Award –
Scheme offers a maximum of 100 fellowships to principal investigators of Science and Engineering Research Board/Department of Science and Technology projects.The selected 100 researchers will be given a monthly fellowship of Rs 15,000 for three years and an optional research grant, based on peer review of the project proposal submitted.
Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) –
focuses on youth to empower, recognise and motivate them and aims to encourage science writing.The scheme seeks to tap the potential of over 20,000 PhD scholars in science to popularise and communicate their research outcome.