Padma Awards 2024 nominations: Deadline tomorrow September 15
Padma Awards 2024 nominations: Deadline tomorrow September 15

The deadline for nominations or recommendations for the prestigious Padma Awards 2024 is rapidly approaching, with tomorrow, September 15, being the last day to submit. These awards, encompassing Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri distinctions, will be unveiled on Republic Day in 2024. This extension offers an invaluable opportunity for citizens to propose well-deserving candidates who have excelled in their respective fields.

Since May 1, nominations and recommendations for the Padma Awards have been accepted through the Rashtriya Puraskar Portal at To be eligible for these esteemed accolades, a citation of up to 800 words is mandatory. This citation should eloquently emphasize the outstanding and extraordinary accomplishments or contributions of the recommended individuals within their respective domains.

Established in 1954, the Padma Awards occupy a significant place as some of the highest civilian honors within the nation. Traditionally, they are unveiled on the eve of Republic Day each year. These awards are designed to acknowledge remarkable achievements and contributions across a diverse spectrum, encompassing fields such as Art, Literature and Education, Sports, Medicine, Social Work, Science and Engineering, Public Affairs, Civil Service, Trade, and Industry.

It's worth noting that government officials, except for doctors and scientists, are not eligible for Padma Awards. The Ministry of Home Affairs fervently encourages all citizens to actively engage in the nomination and recommendation process. Individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to society, including those from women, marginalized sections of society, SCs & STs, divyang persons, and others who are wholeheartedly dedicated to community service, should be nominated.

As the submission deadline rapidly approaches on September 15, this is a moment for the entire nation to unite and commemorate the exceptional accomplishments of individuals who have left an indelible mark in various spheres. The Padma Awards continue to symbolize the appreciation of excellence and unwavering dedication in the diverse tapestry of Indian society.

Honoring Excellence: Padma Awards 2024 Nominations Deadline Looms


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