President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Tsering Norboo for Medicine. He is the founder of Ladakh Institute of Prevention, creating awareness about occupational health, environmental health, life style related diseases and high altitude medicine pic.twitter.com/5gI4jAwLSL
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The list of awardees included folk singer Teejan Bai, Larsen and Toubro Chairman Anil Kumar Naik, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Darshan Lal Jain, MDH Founder CEO Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati, noted tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri, former Editor of RSS mouthpiece “Panchjanya” Devendra Swarup and Ladakh surgeon Tsering Norboo, among others.
Other significant awardees included photographer Anup Shah, tea seller Devarapalli Prakash Rao, social worker Droupadi Ghimiray, Dogri poet Narsingh Dev Jamwal, folk writer Joraversinh Danubhai Jadav and organic farmer Kanwal Singh Chauhan.
About 50,000 nominations were submitted for the awards this year, which saw a steep rise from 2,200 nominations in 2014.