Three eminent personalities from Jammu and Kashmir conferred with 2014 Padamshree awards

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Untitled-1Jammu: Three eminent personalities from Jammu and Kashmir, have been conferred with 2014 Padamshree awards for their contribution in fields of art and culture, Public Affairs and Literature and Education. Shri Bansi Kaul (Art – Theatre), Shri Tashi Tondup (Public Affairs) & Prof. (Dr.) Ved Kumari Ghai (Literature and Education).
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. The awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan sometime around March/ April.