Padma awards 2018 with a difference: But reforms necessary

Padma awards 2018 with a difference: But reforms necessary

By Madhu Agrawal | January 23, 2018 It was for the first time ever since institution of Padma awards in the year 1954 that no one from Delhi was honoured with these awards. Otherwise Delhi dominated all other states in getting maximum share of Padma awards. Medical practitioners from natural methods got honoured while in […]

In a first, nominations for Padma awards open to public

In a first, nominations for Padma awards open to public

SHILLONG: In a step towards transforming the prestigious Padma Awards into truly a people’s award, government has asked Indian citizens to make nominations. This would mean that the national awards will no longer remain restricted to the elite. The government has allowed the general public to be involved in the nomination process to make it transparent […]

Former NEHU professor awarded coveted Padma Shri

Former NEHU professor awarded coveted Padma Shri

SHILLONG: Professor Veena Tandon, former Professor of Zoology at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), who recently joined the Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellowship Scheme of National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) at the Biotech Park, Lucknow, was today conferred with the coveted Padma Award- Padma Shri 2016 in the field of science. A total of […]

Six from Northeast to receive Padma Shri, one Padma Bhushan

Six from Northeast to receive Padma Shri, one Padma Bhushan

Heisnam Kanhailal, eminent art and theatre personality of Manipur (Art-Theatre) was yesterday selected for the Padma Bhushan Award. Four distinguished persons of Assam – senior journalist DN Bezboruah (Literature and Education), educationist Prahlad Chandra Tasa (Literature and Education), writer Dr Kameshwar Brahma (Literature, Education and Journalism) and Ajoy Kumar Dutta (Social Work) – were chosen for […]