Nominations open for Padma Awards 2020
Online nominations and recommendations for the Padma Awards, which started on May 1, will continue till September 15, an official statement said.

The nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards will be received online only on its portal --

The Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, are amongst the highest civilian awards of the country. Instituted in 1954, these awards are presented on the occasion of the Republic Day every year.

The award seeks to recognize 'work of distinction' and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements in all fields, such as art, literature and education, sports, medicine, social work, science, and engineering.