Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Kangana Ranaut and Adnan Sami have been conferred with Padma Shri award.
Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Kangana Ranaut and Adnan Sami to be honored with Padma Shri.
Actress Kangana Ranaut, singer Adnan Sami and director-producers Ekta Kapoor and Karan Johar have been conferred with the Padma Shri award this year.
The four celebrities have been honored with the Padma Shri for their contribution to the field of performing arts.
Talking about being honored with Padma Shri, Kangana Ranaut said, “I’m humbled and I’m honored. I Thank my country for this recognition and I dedicate this to every woman who dares to dream. To every daughter … to every mother … and to the dreams of women who will shape the future of our country. “
Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor, Adnan Sami and Karan Jahor have been conferred with Padma Shri award. (File pics) pic.twitter.com/aNR9CeOflM
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Director-producer Ekta Kapoor took to Twitter to say that she was, “humbled and overwhelmed.” Karan Johar also took to Twitter to express his emotions. “It’s not very often that I am at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion … The PadmaShri. Such an honor to receive one of the civilan awards in the country. Overwhelmed by so many emotions right now. Humbled, elated and also thankful for the opportunity to live my dream every day, to create and to entertain. I know my father would be proud and I wish he was here to share this moment with me. #blessed. “
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Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in India. This year 208 Padma awards are being given in the fields of art, social work, public affair, science and engineering, medicine, trade and industry, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. While the Padma Shri is awarded for distinguished service in any field, Padma Bhushan is awarded for distinguished service of high order and Padma Vibhushan is for exceptional and distinguished service.
The Padma awards are announced on Republic Day eve every year. The President of India will honor the Padma awards at a ceremonial function which will be held at the Rashrapati Bhavan in March / April this year. Out of the 363 Padma awards this year, there are four duos. Seven people have been honored with the Padma Vibhushan, with Padma Bhushan and 363 with Padma Shri. The Padma awards this year comprise 90 women. Twelve people including former ministers Arun Jaitley, George Fernandes, Sushma Swaraj and Manohar Parrikar have been honored posthumously.
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