Received a call today it was in recorded voice of PM @narendramodi , about how d selection process of #PadmaAwards has been transformed by his govt & hw making d process online has led to maintain transparency. Happy to receive the call . Thread on awardees 👇
After changing the selection process common ppl arw now being honoured becoz the emphasis is no longer on the nominee but the work done, without any "Sifarish" (recommendation).
Lakshmikutty, a tribal woman from Kerala, who prepares 500 herbal medicine from memory and help thousands of people especially in snake and insect bite cases, is among the awardees.
2. Arvind Gupta, an IIT Kanpur alumnus who inspired generations of students to learn science from thrash, has also been honoured with Padma Shri.

Mr Gupta visited 3,000 schools in 4 decades, made 6,200 short films on toy-making in 18 langs & also hosted popular TV show Tarang.
3.Internationally-acclaimed Gond artist Bhajju Shyam has also been awarded the Padma Shri.Shyam is famous for depicting Europe through Gond paintings, a tribal style of painting of MP . Born in a poor tribal family, he worked as a night guard & electrician to support family.
4. West Bengal's Sudhanshu Biswas, a 99-year-old freedom fighter who serves poor, runs school and orphanages and set up free school for poor, is also among the winners.
5. Kerala's medical messiah to terminally ill, M R Rajagopal, has also been honoured with Padma Shri.

Rajagopal has specialised in pain relief care for neo natal cases.
6. Maharashtra's Murlikant Petkar, India's first paraOlympic gold medalist, who lost his arm in 1965 Indo-Pak war, is another winner of the Padma Shri.
7. Tamil Nadu's Rajagopalan Vasudevan, who is known as plastic road-maker of India, developed a patented and innovative method to reuse plastic waste to construct roads, has also been given the Padma Shri.
8. Subhasini Mistry, a poor lady from rural West Bengal, who toiled 20 years as housemaid and daily labourer to build a hospital for poor in the state, is another awardee.
9. Nonagenarian farm labourer Sulagatti Narasamma, who provides midwifery services in backward region of Karnataka without any medical facility, too was awarded the Padma Shri.
10. Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan, an acclaimed Tamil folk exponent, who has dedicated her life towards collection, documentation and preservation of Tamil folk and tribal music, has also been given Padma Shri.
11. Another awardee is Yeshi Dhoden, monk physician of Tibetan herbal medicine working in remote areas of Himachal Pradesh.
12. Lentina Ao Thakkar, a Gandhian who has served for decades at a Gandhi Ashram in Nagaland; Romulus Whaitaker, a wildlife conservationist working in Andaman Nicobar Islands and Tamil Nadu; have also been named for the Padma Shri awards.
13. Rani and Abhay Bang, both doctors, who over 30 years transformed health care in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, received the Padma Shri
Maharashtra's Sampat Ramteke, a sickle cell torchbearer has been awarded Padma Shri
15. Nepal's Sanduk Ruit, an ophthalmologist who exports low cost cataract surgery lenses to 30 countries, have been honoured with Padma Shri.
16.Lucknow's Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated over 700 Shlokas of Bhagwad Gita from Sanskrit to Urdu, will also be given the Padma Shri.
17. Bihar's Manas Bihari Verma, a former programme director of Tejas, India's first indigenous multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft; have been selected for the Padma Shri.
18. 98-year-old V Nanammal, India's oldest yoga teacher, who still practices and teaches 100 students daily in Tamil Nadu, has been honoured with the Padma Shri.
19. Sitavva Joddati, who champions women development and empowerment, especially Dalits.
20. Nouf Marwaai, the first yoga instructor of Saudi Arabia who played an instrumental role in legalising yoga in that country, given the Padma Shri.
21. Karnataka's Ibrahim Sutar, a singer and icon of HinduMuslim unity.
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