Five persons from Assam have been selected for this year's Padmashri Award, the fourth highest civilian award of the country.
Distinguished artist Indira PP Bora, Jogendra Nath Phukan, Dr. Ravi Kannan, Lil Bahadur Chetri and Dr. Kushal Konwer Sarma have been honoured with the prestigious award. Phukan has been selected for the award for his distinguished contributions in the field of literature and education, while Dr. Sarma received the selection for his contribution in the field of veternary (medicine). Chetri and Dr. Kannan have received the award for their contribution in the field of literature and research on medicine respectively.
This year Olympian pugilist MC Mary Com along with six others has been honoured with the country's second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan. The names of the recipients of the Padma Awards have been announced on Saturday evening on account of the Republic Day.