By the Ministry of Home Affairs. Government of India. Since 1954.
Along with Padma Awards, Bharat Ratna is also presented.
Bharat Ratna is presented, in recognition of exceptional performance of the highest order.
First recipientâ€™s of Bharat Ratna was C. Rajagopalachari, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, C. V. Raman.
Jnanpith Award has been presented since 1965.
G. Sankara Kurup was the first recipient of this award. [Malayalam]
Ashapoorna Devi was the first female recipient of this award.
Presented for literary works in any 22 languages recognized by India.
Saraswati Samman was instituted by K.K. Birla foundation in 1991.
Recent recipient Padma Sachdev â€“ 2015 [ Dogri ]
Kalidas Samman is awarded in the field of classical music, classical dance, plastic arts, theatre arts.
Arjuna Award is presented on 29th August every year [ National Sports Day ]
Dronacharya award first presented in the year 1985.
Kabir Samman is the highest literary award, have been presented by Government of Madhya Pradesh State, since 1986-87 in Poetry.
Rajiv Khel Ratna has been presenting since 1991.
Recent recipients 2016:
Dadasaheb Phalke award instituted in 1969.
Dadasaheb Phalke presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
Recipient is honored for their outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.
Presented after the name of Dadasaheb Phalke, a Film Maker [Father of Indian Cinema]
Recent Recipient - Manoj Kumar for 2015.
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award is presented to an outstanding sitting member of Parliament.
It was established in the year 1992.
First recipient was Indrajit Gupta. 2nd was Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
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