Srinagar: Two Jammu and Kashmir residents are among 91 Padma Shri Awardees, whose names were announced on Wednesday after the approval from the President of India on the occasion of Republic Day 2023.
According to a handout of Ministry of Home Affairs, Mohan Singh and Ghulam Muhammad Zaz have been conferred with the Padma Shri Awards this year.
As per the handout Mohan Singh has been conferred the Padma Award in the field of Literature and Education, while Ghulam Mohammad Zaz has been conferred the award in the field of Art.
Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
These Awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March or April every year.
For the year 2023, the President has approved conferment of 106 Padma Awards including 3 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one).
This year the Awardees include 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri Awards.
19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 2 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 7 Posthumous awardees.