15,700 nominations received for Padma awards 2018
New Delhi: More than 15,700 people have applied for the prestigious Padma awards for the year 2018, with the government laying stress on honouring the unsung heroes
The process of nominations for the Padma Awards, 2018 is on and the last date for receipt of the nominations is September 15, a home ministry spokesperson said.
So far, 15,706 people have applied for the Padma awards and the number of nominations for the honour last year was 18,768, an official said.
Anyone can nominate any person and people are encouraged to nominate unsung heroes who deserve these prestigious awards. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said last month that the prestigious awards in the past were given on the recommendations of ministers or politicians but his government has now made it open to anyone for nomination.