The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has extended his greetings to the eminent personalities who have been conferred with Padma awards in the field of art, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. He has congratulated them for their efforts and contribution in the promotion of art and culture. Dr Mahesh Sharma has conveyed his best wishes to the awardees and their families.
India’s leading vocalist of Carnatic music, Smt Sudha Rangunathan has been conferred with Padma Bhushan .The world renowned Indian film Director , Shri Sanjay Leela Bhansali, poet-writer-lyricist and internationally acclaimed communication leader, Shri Prasoon Joshi and cultural icon and music legend of Odisha, Shri Prafulla Kar have been awarded with the Padma Shri. Similarly, pioneer in the field of professional wildlife and conservation film making in India, Shri Naresh Bedi, world’s leading expert of traditional textile arts of India, Shri Rahul Jain and Ms Kanyakumari Avasarala, a top ranking Carnatic violinist and top rank artist of All India are also among the recipients of Padma Shri for their contribution to the field of art.
The Minister has also greeted the personalities who have been presented Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards today and greatly appreciated their contribution to the society.
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