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On the eve of the 60th Republic Day of India, the Ashok Chakra & major Padma awards were given to people who have brought name and glory to the country. This year, awards also hold special importance as great people like Hemant Karkare, M C Sharma and several others got their due recognition after they laid down their lives protecting the Indian soil and it's residents. Here's a list of the recipients:

Ashok Chakra Awards:

The Ashoka Chakra is an Indian military medal awarded for valor, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield. It is the peace time equivalent of the Param Vir Chakra, and is awarded for the "most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice". The decoration is generaly awarded either to military or civilian personnel and may be awarded posthumously.

The list of people who got the Ashok Chakra Awards for 2008 are:

1. Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant KarkareHemant Karkare
chief Hemant Karkare

2. Mumbai additional commissioner Ashok Kamte
3. Mumbai police Inspector Vijay SalaskarVijay Salaskar
Inspector Vijay Salaskar

4. Mumbai cop Tukaram OmbaleTukaram Ombale
cop Tukaram Ombale

5. NSG's Major Sandeep UnnikrishnanSandeep Unnikrishnan
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan

6. NSG's Havildar Gajender Singh
7. Delhi cop Mohan Chand SharmaMohan Chand Sharma
cop Mohan Chand Sharma

8. Jat Regiment's Col Jojan ThomasJojan Thomas
Col Jojan Thomas

9. Army commando Bahadur Singh Bohra
10. Meghalaya cop R P Diengdoh
11. Orissa SOG Assistant Commandant PR Satapathy

The Padma Awards:

The President of India has approved the conferment of Padma Awards-2009 on the following persons:

Padma Vibhushan:

The Padma Vibhushan is India's second highest civilian honour. It consists of a medal and a citation and is awarded by the President of India. It was established on January 2, 1954. It comes after the Bharat Ratna and before the Padma Bhushan. It is awarded to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any field, including government service.

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

State / Domicile

1.

Dr. Chandrika PrasadSrivastava

Civil Service

Maharashtra

2.

Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna

Environment Conservation

Uttarakhand

3.

Prof. D.P.Chattopadhyaya

Literature & Education

West Bengal

4.

Prof. Jasbir Singh Bajaj

Medicine

Punjab

5.

Dr. Purshotam Lal

Medicine

Uttar Pradesh

6.

Shri Govind Narain

Public Affairs

Uttar Pradesh

7.

Dr. Anil Kakodkar

Science & Engineering

Maharashtra

8.

Shri G. Madhavan Nair

Science & Engineering

Karnataka

9.

Sister Nirmala

Social Work

West Bengal

10.

Dr. A.S. Ganguly

Trade & Industry

Maharashtra

Padma Bhushan:

The Padma Bhushan award is an Indian civilian decoration established on January 2, 1954 by the President of India. It stands third in the hierarchy of civilian awards, after the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Sri. It is awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field.

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

State / Domicile

1.

Shri G. Sivarama KrishnaMurthy alias Krishna

Art

Andhra Pradesh

2.

Prof. Ramanlal C. Mehta

Art

Gujarat

3.

Smt. Shamshad Begum

Art

Maharashtra

4.

Shri V.P. Dhananjayan & Smt. Shanta Dhananjayan (Duo)

Art

Tamil Nadu

5.

Dr. Vaidyanathan Ganapathi Sthapati

Art

Tamil Nadu

6.

Shri S.K. Misra

Civil Service

Haryana

7.

Shri Shekhar Gupta

Journalism

Delhi

8.

Prof. Alappat SreedharaMenon

Literature & Education

Kerala

9.

Shri C.K. Prahlad

Literature & Education

NRI/ PIO

10.

Shri D. Jayakanthan

Literature & Education

Tamil Nadu

11.

Dr. (Smt.) Isher JudgeAhluwalia

Literature & Education

Delhi

12.

Shri Kunwar Narain

Literature & Education

Delhi

13.

Prof. Minoru Hara

Literature & Education

Foreigner

14.

Shri Ramachandra Guha

Literature & Education

Karnataka

15.

Dr. Brijendra Kumar Rao

Medicine

Delhi

16.

Vaidya Devendra Triguna

Medicine

Delhi

17.

Dr. Khalid Hameed

Medicine

NRI/ PIO

18.

Lt.Gen. (Retd.) SatishNambiar

National Security Affairs

Delhi

19.

Dr. (Smt.) Inderjit KaurBarthakur

Public Affairs

Meghalaya

20.

Dr. Kirit Shantilal Parikh

Public Affairs

Delhi

21.

Dr. Bhakta B. Rath

Science & Engineering

NRI/ PIO

22.

Shri Conjeevaram Srirangachari Seshadri

Science & Engineering

Tamil Nadu

23.

Dr. Gurdip SinghRandhawa

Science & Engineering

Delhi

24.

Shri Sam Pitroda

Science & Engineering

Delhi

25.

Prof. (Dr.) Sarvagya SinghKatiyar

Science & Engineering

Uttar Pradesh

26.

Prof. Thomas Kailath

Science & Engineering

NRI/ PIO

27.

Dr. Naganath Nayakawadi

Social Work

Maharashtra

28.

Dr. (Smt.) SarojiniVaradappan

Social Work

Tamil Nadu

29.

Shri Abhinav Bindra

Sports

Punjab

30.

Shri Anil Manibhai Naik

Trade & Industry

Maharashtra

Padma Shri:

Padma Shri is an award given by the Government of India generally to Indian citizens to recognize their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Social Service and public life. (The word "Padma" (Sanskrit) means "Lotus"). It stands fourth in the hierarchy of civilian awards after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

State / Domicile

1.

Shri Thilakan

Art

Kerala

2.

Shri A. Vivekh

Art

Tamil Nadu

3.

Smt. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Art

Maharashtra

4.

Shri Akshay Kumar

Art

Maharashtra

5.

Dr. (Ms.) Ameena AhmedAhuja

Art

Delhi

6.

Smt. Aruna Sairam

Art

Tamil Nadu

7.

Smt. Devayani Chaymotty

Art

Foreigner

8.

Ms. Geeta Kapur

Art

Delhi

9.

Shri Govind RamNirmalkar

Art

Chhattisgarh

10.

Shri Gurumayum Gourakishor Sharma

Art

Manipur

11.

Shri Hashmat Ullah Khan

Art

Jammu & Kashmir

12.

Smt. Helan Khan

Art

Maharashtra

13.

Smt. Hemi Bawa

Art

Delhi

14.

Pandit HridaynathMangeshkar

Art

Maharashtra

15.

Shri Iravatham Mahadevan

Art

Tamil Nadu

16.

Shri K.P. Udayabhanu

Art

Kerala

17.

Dr. KannegantiBrahmanandam

Art

Andhra Pradesh

18.

Prof. Kiran Seth

Art

Delhi

19.

Shri Kumar SanuBhattacharjee

Art

Maharashtra

20.

Prof. Dr. (Smt.) LeelaOmchery

Art

Delhi

21.

Shri Mattannoor Sankarankutty Marar

Art

Kerala

22.

Shri Niranjan Goswami

Art

West Bengal

23.

Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa

Art

Punjab

24.

Ms. Penaz Masani

Art

Maharashtra

25.

Shri Prakash N. Dubey

Art

Maharashtra

26.

Dr. Pratapaditya Pal

Art

NRI/ PIO

27.

Shri Ram Kishore Chhipa

Art

Rajasthan

28.

Smt. Saoli Mitra

Art

West Bengal

29.

Late Shri SkendrowellSyiemlieh (Posthumous)

Art

Meghalaya

30.

Dr. SubrahmanyamKrishnaswamy

Art

Tamil Nadu

31.

Shri Suresh Dutta

Art

West Bengal

32.

Late Shri Tafazzul Ali (Posthumous)

Art

Assam

33.

Shri Udit Narayan

Art

Maharashtra

34.

Shri Vadakka ManalathGovindan alias Kalamandalam Gopi

Art

Kerala

35.

Shri S.B. Ghosh Dastidar

Civil Service

Haryana

36.

Shri Ameen Sayani

Commentary & Broadcasting

Maharashtra

37.

Shri Abhay Chhajlani

Journalism

Madhya Pradesh

38.

Dr. A. Sankara Reddy

Literature & Education

Delhi

39.

Shri Alok Mehta

Literature & Education

Delhi

40.

Dr. BannanjeGovindacharya

Literature & Education

Karnataka

41.

Dr. Birendranath Datta

Literature & Education

Assam

42.

Prof. Geshe NgawangSamten

Literature & Education

Foreigner

43.

Prof. Jalees Ahmed KhanTareen

Literature & Education

Puducherry

44.

Shri Jayanta Mahapatra

Literature & Education

Orissa

45.

Dr. John Ralston Marr

Literature & Education

Foreigner

46.

Shri Lalthangfala Sailo

Literature & Education

Mizoram

47.

Shri Laxman Bapu Mane

Literature & Education

Maharashtra

48.

Dr. Mathoor Krishnamurty

Literature & Education

Karnataka

49.

Shri Norden Tshering

Literature & Education

Sikkim

50.

Dr. PanchapakesaJayaraman

Literature & Education

NRI/ PIO

51.

Prof. Ram ShankarTripathi

Literature & Education

Uttar Pradesh

52.

Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir ChanderSobti

Literature & Education

Chandigarh

53.

Dr. Ravindra NathSrivastava

Literature & Education

Bihar

54.

Shri Shamsur RahmanFaruqi

Literature & Education

Uttar Pradesh

55.

Smt. Shashi Deshpande

Literature & Education

Karnataka

56.

Shri Sunny Varkey

Literature & Education

NRI/ PIO

57.

Shri Suresh GunduAmonkar

Literature & Education

Goa

58.

Dr. Utpal K. Banerjee

Literature & Education

Delhi

59.

Dr. A.K. Gupta

Medicine

Maharashtra

60.

Dr. Alampur SaibabaGoud

Medicine

Andhra Pradesh

61.

Dr. Arvind Lal

Medicine

Delhi

62.

Dr. Ashok K. Vaid

Medicine

Delhi

63.

Dr. Ashok Kumar Grover

Medicine

Delhi

64.

Dr. Balswarup Choubey

Medicine

Maharashtra

65.

Dr. D. S. Rana

Medicine

Himachal Pradesh

66.

Dr. GovindanVijayaraghavan

Medicine

Kerala

67.

Dr. Kalyan Banerjee

Medicine

Delhi

68.

Shri P.R. Krishna Kumar

Medicine

Tamil Nadu

69.

Dr. R. Sivaraaman

Medicine

Tamil Nadu

70.

Dr. Shaik KhaderNoordeen

Medicine

Tamil Nadu

71.

Prof. (Dr.) ThanikachalamSadagopan

Medicine

Tamil Nadu

72.

Dr. Yash Gulati

Medicine

Delhi

73.

Shri K. Asungba Sangtam

Public Affairs

Nagaland

74.

Dr. (Ms.) ShyamlhaPappu

Public Affairs

Delhi

75.

Prof. Syed Iqbal Hasnain

Research on Himalayan Glaciers

Delhi

76.

Shri Goriparthi Narasimha Raju Yadav

Science & Engineering

Andhra Pradesh

77.

Prof. Pramod Tandon

Science & Engineering

Meghalaya

78.

Shri Bansilal Rathi

Social Work

Madhya Pradesh

79.

Begum Bilkees I. Latif

Social Work

Andhra Pradesh

80.

Shri Cheril Krishna Menon

Social Work

NRI/ PIO

81.

Rev. Fr. Joseph H. Pereira

Social Work

Maharashtra

82.

Shri K. Viswanathan

Social Work

Kerala

83.

Ms Keepu TsheringLepcha

Social Work

Sikkim

84.

Prof. Shyam SunderMaheshwari

Social Work

Rajasthan

85.

Shri Sunil Kanti Roy

Social Work

West Bengal

86.

Shri Balbir Singh Khullar

Sports

Punjab

87.

Shri Harbhajan Singh

Sports

Punjab

88.

Shri Mahendra SinghDhoni

Sports

Jharkhand

89.

Shri Pankaj Advani

Sports

Karnataka

90.

Shri Surinder Mehta

Technology Solutions

Delhi

91.

Shri ArunmugamSakthivel

Trade & Industry

Tamil Nadu

92.

Dr. Bavaguthu RaghuramShetty

Trade & Industry

NRI/ PIO

93.

Shri R.K. Krishna Kumar

Trade & Industry

Maharashtra

Related:

1. India's Republic Day History

2. 60th Republic Day

3. Republic Day'2009 images

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