President presents Padma Awards 2022 – Highlights

While many prominent people received the Padma Shri award, the 125-year-old Yoga practitioner, Swami Sivananda, became the talk of the town.

President presents Padma Awards 2022 – Highlights
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President Ram Nath Kovind presented the three Padma Awards –  two Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan, and 54 Padma Shri Awards for the year 2022, at the Civil Investiture Ceremony-I held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday.

(L-R) Radheyshyam Khemka and Gen. Bipin Rawat's Kin receiving the posthumous honour. Source - Twitter / @rashtrapatibhvn

The highest Padma Vibhushan awards were conferred posthumously to Radheshyam Khemka of Gita press, which published several religious magazines and General Bipin Rawat, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff for his contribution to nation. Family members received the awards on behalf of the awardees.