Padma Shri Award for Late Prof Indra Dassanayake

Padma Shri Award for Late Prof Indra Dassanayake

Padma Shri Award for Late Prof Indra Dassanayake

Written by Staff Writer

08 Nov, 2021 | 6:37 pm

New Delhi: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind presented the posthumous Padma Shri Award on Monday (8) to Late Prof Indra Dassanayake for Literature & Education.

Prof Dassanayake was a Sri Lankan linguist widely recognised for her role in pioneering the propagation of Hindi language, literature & North Indian culture in Sri Lanka.

The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Indian Republic Day.

The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service).
The award seeks to recognize achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.

The Padma Awards are conferred on the recommendations made by the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year. The nomination process is open to the public. Even self-nomination can be made.

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