The Ministry of Home Affairs has received 11,475 nomination for the Padma awards-2019 so far, an official release said on Friday.
The last date for online nominations or recommendations for the Padma Awards to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2019 is September 15, 2018.The nominations was opened on May 1.
The nominations have been invited from Central Ministries, Departments, States and UT Governments, Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan awardees, Institutes of Excellence as also from several other sources to enable broad based consideration.
The MHA communication dated April 25, 2018 requested them to make concerted efforts in identifying talented persons whose excellence and achievements really deserve to be recognized, and make suitable nominations in their favour. (UNI)