Here Are The Women Achievers At The Recently-Held Padma Awards

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Recovering from last year’s hiatus, the Padma Awards ceremony for the years 2020 and 2021 were conducted back to back on Nov 8 and Nov 9 respectfully. Winners included notable names like Mary Kom, Kangana Ranaut, PV Sindhu, Ekta Kapoor and many more. President Ram Nath Kovind presented the awards to the recipients at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Attendees included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar among the others. Divided into three categories-Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (for distinguished service of a high order) and Padma Shri (for distinguished service), the awards aim to recognise and highlight exceptional work and achievements in the fields of art, sports, social work,  public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, civil service and others. Here are some pictures from the ceremony:

Ms. P.V.Sidhu (Sports)- Padma Bhushan
Smt. M.C. Mary Kom (Sports) - Padma Vibhushan 
Ms. Rani Rampal (Sports)- Padma Shri
Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi (Sports)- Padma Shri
Ms. Sudha Singh (Sports) - Padma Shri 
Dr. Anshu Jamsenpa (Sports)- Padma Shri 
Ms Mouma Das (Sports) - Padma Shri
Ms. P. Anitha (Sports) - Padma Shri
Ms. Ekta Kapoor (Art)- Padma Shri
Ms. Kangana Ranaut (Art)- Padma Shri  
Ms. Sarita Joshi (Art)- Padma Shri
Ms. Radhe Devi (Art) - Padma Shri
Ms. Dulari Devi (Art)- Padma Shri
Matha B. Manjamma Jogati (Art)- Padma Shri
Ms. Bhuri Bai (Art) - Padma Shrii
Ms. K.S. Chithra (Art)- Padma Bhushan 
Dr Padma Bandopadhyay (Medicine)- Padma Shrii
Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat (Trade and Industry)- Padma Shri
Ms. Rajni Bector (Trade and Industry) - Padma Shri
Ms. Sumitra Mahajan (Public Affairs)- Padma Bhushan
Ms. Lakhimi Baruah (Social Work)- Padma Shri
Ms. Prakash Kaur (Social Work)- Padma Shri
Ms. Tulasi Gowda (Social Work) - Padma Shri 
Ms. Rahibai Soma Popere (Others-Agriculture)- Padma Shri

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