Indian actress Kangana Ranaut received the Padma Shri Award 2020 on November 8. Padma Shri is the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country.
President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Padma Awards in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Ranaut, who was recently seen in 'Thalaivii', also received her National Award honour recently.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar were among the attendees during the Padma Shri presentation ceremony.
The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognise achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.
119 Padma Awards will be presented by President this year. The list comprises seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards. 29 of the awardees are women, 16 Posthumous awardees and one transgender awardee.