Mohan Singh, Ghulam Mohd Zaz from J&K among 106 awarded Padma Awards

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JAMMU: Two Jammu and Kashmir residents are among 106 Padma Awardees, whose names were announced on Wednesday after the approval from the President of India on the occasion of Republic Day 2023. According to a handout of Ministry of Home Affairs, Mohan Singh and Ghulam Muhammad Zaz have been conferred with the Padma Shri Awards this year.
As per the handout Mohan Singh has been conferred the Padma Award in the field of Literature and Education, while Ghulam Mohammad Zaz has been conferred the award in the field of Art.

Dr Jitendra Singh congratulates Mohan Singh, Ghulam Zaz

‘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.
For the year 2023, the President has approved conferment of 106 Padma Awards including 3 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). This year the Awardees include 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri Awards. 19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 2 persons from the category of Foreigners/ NRI/PIO/OCI and 7 Posthumous awardees. Padma Vibhushan: Balkrishna Doshi (Posthumous), Zakir Hussain, S M Krishna, Dilip Mahalanabis (Posthumous), Srinivas Varadhan, Mulayam Singh Yadav (Posthumous),
Padma Bhushan: S L Bhyrappa, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Deepak Dhar, Vani Jairam, Swami Chinna Jeeyar, Suman Kalyanpur, Kapil Kapoor, Sudha Murty, Kamlesh D Patel. Padma Shri: Dr. Sukama Acharya, Jodhaiyabai Baiga, Premjit Baria, Usha Barle, Munishwar Chanddawar, Hemant Chauhan, Bhanubhai Chitara, Hemoprova Chutia, Narendra Chandra Debbarma (Posthumous), Subhadra Devi, Khadar Valli Dudekula, Hem Chandra Goswami, Pritikana Goswami, Radha Charan Gupta, Modadugu Vijay Gupta, Ahmed Hussain & Shri Mohd Hussain *(Duo), Dilshad Hussain, Bhiku Ramji Idate, C I Issac, Rattan Singh Jaggi, Bikram Bahadur Jamatia, Ramkuiwangbe Jene, Rakesh Radheshyam Jhunjhunwala (Posthumous), Ratan Chandra Kar, Mahipat Kavi, M M Keeravaani, Areez Khambatta (Posthumous), Parshuram Komaji Khune, Ganesh Nagappa Krishnarajanagara, Maguni Charan Kuanr, Anand Kumar, Arvind Kumar, Domar Singh Kunvar, Risingbor Kurkalang, Hirabai Lobi, Moolchand Lodha, Rani Machaiah, Ajay Kumar Mandavi, Prabhakar Bhanudas Mande, Gajanan Jagannath Mane, Antaryami Mishra, Nadoja Pindipapanahalli Munivenkatappa, Prof. (Dr.) Mahendra Pal, Uma Shankar Pandey, Ramesh Parmar & Ms. Shanti Parmar *(Duo), Dr. Nalini Parthasarathi, Hanumantha Rao Pasupuleti, Ramesh Patange, Krishna Patel, K Kalyanasundaram Pillai, V P Appukuttan Poduval, Kapil Dev Prasad, S R D Prasad, Shah Rasheed Ahmed Quadri, C V Raju, Bakshi Ram, Cheruvayal K Raman, Sujatha Ramdorai, Abbareddy Nageswara Rao, Pareshbhai Rathwa, B Ramakrishna Reddy, Mangala Kanti Roy, K C Runremsangi, Vadivel Gopal & Shri Masi Sadaiyan *(Duo), Manoranjan Sahu, Patayat Sahu, Ritwik Sanyal, Kota Satchidananda Sastry, Sankurathri Chandra Sekhar, K Shanathoiba Sharma, Nekram Sharma, Gurcharan Singh, Laxman Singh, Mohan Singh, Thounaojam Chaoba Singh, Prakash Chandra Sood, Neihunuo Sorhie, Dr. Janum Singh Soy, Kushok Thiksey Nawang Chamba Stanzin, S Subbaraman, Moa Subong, Palam Kalyana Sundaram, Raveena Ravi Tandon, Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, Dhaniram Toto, Tula Ram Upreti, Dr. Gopalsamy Veluchamy, Dr. Ishwar Chander Verma, Coomi Nariman Wadia, Karma Wangchu (Posthumous), Ghulam Muhammad Zaz.
“Congratulations Mohan Singh Salathia for the well deserved #PadmaShri for your persistent hard work and service to the promotion of #Dogri drama, theatre and literature and Ghulam Muhammad Zaz Saab for the well deserved #PadmaShri in recognition of your contribution in making hand crafted music string instruments including Santoor which went on to create world class maestros,” tweeted Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh .