16 Padma Awardees of 2017, you should know

Padma Awards are a celebration for those Heroic Fame who dedicated their lives to India.

Padma Awards are the prestigious civilian awards in India, felicitating achievers in various fields.
Here are some of these Heroic Fame who make this country and the world a better place.

  1. Dr Suniti Solomon
    Pioneer Doctor in India’s Fight againt HIV/AIDS(reseach, treatment and awareness).
    She Diagnosed her first Aids case in 1985.
    Established the Y R Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research an Education – One of the India’s first place voluntary HIV counselling and testing.

  2. Dr Mapuskar
    Sanitation Pioneer who dedicated himself to Swacchh Bharat Mission 50 yrs ago, making Dehu village(pune) convinced and made low-cost sanitation.

  3. Chintakindi Mallesham
    Inventor of Laxmi ASU machine who significantly reduced the time and menial labour required to weave Pochampalli  Silk Sarees.
    Reduced the time taken to weave a sari from 4hrs to 1.5hrs.

  4. Sukri Bomma Gowda
    Singer and Performer of Tribal Folk for 58yrs to save their culture from disappearing.
    Social Activist, led a protest against sale of liquor.

  5. Karimul Haque
    A tea gardener worker who made his bike into ambulance and offered free ambulance service in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district.
    He has single handedly saved over 3,000 lives on his mission.

  6. Genabhai Dargabhai Patel
    Divyang farmer, who single handedly transformed drought hit border district into the largest producer of Pomegranate in the country.

  7. Balbir Singh Seechewal
    In 2000 Seechewal got into the 160km holy river Kali Bein and started cleaning it on his own, the local joined him later to support the initiative. By 2008 the river was thriving.

  8. Eli Ahmad
    Writer activist from Assam know for her contribution to children and women literature.
    Worked for women empowerment.

  9. Mariyappan Thangavelu
    Won Gold in Rio 2016 Paralympics. 3rd gold by an Indian in history of Paralympic Games.
    Donated his Prize money received from govt. to school with permanent disability children’s.

  10. Girish Bharadwaj
    Engineer who has built more than 100 low cost and eco-friendly suspension bridges connecting remote villages across India.

  11. Shekhar Naik
    Captain of Indian Blind Cricket Team who led India to victory in first T20 World Cup in 2012 and ODI World Cup in 2014.

  12. Bipin Ganatra
    Only person apart from the fire brigade officials who has been to almost every fire accident site in Kolkata in the last 40 years.

  13. Dr Subroto Das
    Started the Lifeline Foundation in Gujarat which has now spread to over 4000km of highways across Maharashtra,  Kerala, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
    He and his team reach the accident spot in less than 40 minutes.

  14. Daripalli Ramaiah
    Common man who dedicated his life to make India green planting over 1Crore trees.

  15. Dr Bhakti Yadav
    91 years Old Gynecologist who has been treating patients for free for past 68 years and has delivered over 1000’s of babies, without any fees in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

  16. Meenakshi Amma
    India’s oldest women Kalaripayattu exponent – a centuries old martial art form.
    She has been Practising and teaching it for more than 68 years.

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