Padma Shri

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Padma Shri (IAST: padma śrī), also spelled Padma Shree, is the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred in recognition of "distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the arts, education, industry, literature, science, acting, medicine, social service and public affairs". It is awarded by the Government of India every year on India's Republic Day.[1]

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Padma Shri
Padma Shri medal suspended from its riband
TypeNational Civilian
CountryFlag_of_India.svg India
Presented by
State Emblem of India
Government of India
ObverseA centrally located lotus flower is embossed and the text "Padma" written in Devanagari script is placed above and the text "Shri" is placed below the lotus.
ReverseA platinum State Emblem of India placed in the centre with the national motto of India, "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs) in Devanagari Script
Established1954; 69 years ago (1954)
First awarded1954
Last awarded2023
Next (higher)Kirti_Chakra_ribbon.svg Kirti Chakra
Next (lower)IND_Sarvottam_Jeevan_Raksha_Padak_ribbon.png Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak
 Padma Vibhushan "Tisra Varg" (Class III)