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January 2012 Awards



C. Jagannatha Rao- Senior congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh died of a heart attack in Secunderabad on 23 January 2012. Jagannatha Rao served as deputy Chief Minister in the Cabinet of Bhavanam Venkatram in 1982.



Laura Dekker- the 16 year old dutch girl, on 21 January 2012 became the youngest sailor to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world.



Indian Union Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge was presented with Pride of India award by the Indian-American community in Washington on 1 February 2012. He was honoured with the award for his over four decades of public service.The award was presented jointly by the Indian American Friendship Council (IAFC) and India Association of North Texas (IANT). 



Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan received a Green Globe for Outstanding Efforts by a Celebrity Award for his efforts toward a greener future at the fourth edition of the Panasonic Green Globe Foundation Awards on 2 february 2012. He received the award from Hollywood actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.During his visit Schwarzenegger also attended the day-long Delhi Sustainable Development Summit presided over by the Indian Prime Minister. 



Veteran environmental filmmaker Mike Pandey was honoured with the prestigious V. Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2012 on 3 February 2012. He received the award for his documentaries on wildlife conservation and environment. 



Shri Khamliana from Mizoram and Md. Abdul Bari from Odisha have been jointly selected for the National Communal Harmony Award 2011 . The Jury headed by the Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari made the selection. National Communal Harmony Awards were instituted in 1996 by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, an autonomous organization set up bt the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. The Award in the individual category carries a citation and a cash award of Rupees two lakhs.



Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama was presented the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation on 4 January 2011. 


The granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Ila Gandhi, presented this award,which was instituted in 2003.The Gandhi Development Trust that gives the award is chaired by Ila Gandhi.



Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was presented the Mallikarjun Mansur award which was instituted by the Karnataka government on 3 January 2012.



69th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held in Beverly Hills, California on 15 January 15 2012. The Artist, the French movie , directed by Michel Hazanavicius won three awards.

Some of the winners of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards is as follows. Best Picture: Drama- The Descendants, Best Actor: Drama- George Clooney (The Descendants), Best Actress: Drama- Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Best Director- Martin Scorsese(Hugo), BestForeign Language Film- A Separation (Iran), Best Animated Film- The Adventures of Tintin.



Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2012 function was held in New Delhi on 16 January 2012. Vice President of India, Hamid ansari gave away the awards. The Pioneer’s J Gopikrishnan and CNBC-TV18’s Udayan Mukherjee were adjudged Journalist of the Year at the 5th Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism.


CNN-IBN bagged three prestigious awards in various categories. The awards will cover the entire range of Indian media, Print & Broadcast, in English & Indian languages.The Ramnath Goenka foundation was set up in 1992 in the memory of late Ramnath Goenka, founder of The Indian Express, to encourage and propagate high-quality, objective journalism.



Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, conferred an honorary Doctor of Literature (honoris causa) of Tripura University on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.



Secretary to the Ministry of culture, India Jawahar sirkar was awarded the British Museum Award. It was given for his reforms in the field of Indian museum.



Senior Indian diplomat D. Bala Venkatesh Varma — a key member of the negotiating team that saw the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal, was given the first S.K. Singh award. 

Award was given for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen India's position in the global nuclear order Award was given by UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi at a high-profile function in New delhi. 

The award for excellence in the Indian Foreign Service is named after the former foreign secretary and Governor, Shailendra Kumar Singh. Mr. Varma was selected as the first recipient of the prestigious award.




The Padma awards for the year 2012 were announced on the eve of India’s 63rd Republic Day. The Awards comprises 5 Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shri Awards. 

  • Padma Vibhushan
    1. Shri K G Subramanyan - Art-Painting & Sculpture - West Bengal
    2. Late Shri Mario De Miranda - Art-Cartoonist - Goa
    3. Late (Dr.)Bhupen Hazarika - Art- Vocal Music - Assam
    4. Dr. Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti - Medicine - Orthopedics - Maharashtra
    5. Shri T V Rajeswar - Civil Service - Delhi

  • Padma Bhushan 
    1. Smt. Shabana Azmi - Art - Cinema - Maharashtra
    2. Shri Khaled Choudhury - Art - Theatre - West Bengal
    3. Shri Jatin Das - Art - Painting - Delhi
    4. Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta - Art - Instrumental Music - Sarod - West Bengal
    5. Shri Dharmendra Singh Deol alias Dharmendra - Art - Cinema - Maharashtra
    6. Dr. Trippunithwra Viswanathan Gopalkrishnan - Art - Classical vocal and instrumental music - Tamil Nadu
    7. Ms. Mira Nair - Art - Cinema - Delhi
    8. Shri M.S. Gopalakrishnan - Art - Instrumental Music-Violin - Tamil Nadu
    9. Shri Anish Kapoor - Art - Sculpture - UK*
    10. Shri Satya Narayan Goenka - Social Work - Maharashtra
    11. Dr. (Judge) Patibandla Chandrasekhar Rao - Public Affairs - Germany*
    12. Shri George Yong-Boon Yeo - Public Affairs - Singapore*
    13. Prof. Shashikumar Chitre - Science and Engineering - Maharashtra
    14. Dr. M S Raghunathan - Science and Engineering - Maharashtra
    15. Shri Subbiah Murugappa Vellayan - Trade and Industry - Tamil Nadu
    16. Shri Balasubramanian Muthuraman - Trade and Industry - Maharashtra
    17. Dr. Suresh H. Advani - Medicine - Oncology - Maharashtra
    18. Dr. Noshir H Wadia - Medicine-Neurology - Maharashtra
    19. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty - Medicine-Cardiology - Karnataka
    20. Prof. (Dr.) Shantaram Balwant Mujumdar - Literature and Education - Maharashtra
    21. Prof. Vidya Dehejia - Literature and Education - USA*
    22. Prof. Arvind Panagariya - Literature and Education - USA*
    23. Dr. Jose Pereira - Literature and Education - USA*
    24. Dr. Homi K. Bhabha - Literature and Education - UK *
    25. Shri N Vittal - Civil Service - Kerala
    26. Shri Mata Prasad - Civil Service - Uttar Pradesh
    27. Shri Ronen Sen - Civil Service - West Bengal 
     
  • Padma Shri awardees are - 
    1. Shri Vanraj Bhatia - Art - Music - Maharashtra
    2. Shri Zia Fariduddin Dagar - Art - Music - vocal - Maharashtra
    3. Smt. Nameirakpam Ibemni Devi - Art - Music- Khongjom Parba - Manipur
    4. Shri Ramachandra Subraya Hegde Chittani - Art - Yakshagana dance drama - Karnataka
    5. Shri Moti Lal Kemmu - Art - Playwright - Jammu and Kashmir
    6. Shri Shahid Parvez Khan - Art - Instrumental Music-Sitar - Maharashtra
    7. Shri Mohan Lal Kumhar - Art - Terracotta - Rajasthan
    8. Shri Sakar Khan Manganiar - Art - Rajasthani Folk Music - Rajasthan
    9. Smt. Joy Michael - Art - Theatre - Delhi
    10. Dr. Minati Mishra - Art - Indian Classical Dance-Odissi. - Orissa
    11. Shri Natesan Muthuswamy - Art - Theatre. - Tamil Nadu
    12. Smt. R. Nagarathnamma - Art - Theatre - Karnataka
    13. Shri Kalamandalm Sivan Nambootiri - Art - Indian Classical Dance- Kutiyattam - Kerala
    14. Smt. Yamunabai Waikar - Art - Indian Folk Music-Lavani. - Maharashtra
    15. Shri Satish Alekar - Art - Playwright - Maharashtra
    16. Pandit Gopal Prasad Dubey - Art - Chhau dance and choreography - Jharkhand
    17. Shri Ramakant Gundecha and Shri Umakant Gundecha# - Art - Indian Classical Music- Vocal - Madhya Pradesh
    18. Shri Anup Jalota - Art-Indian Classical Music- Vocal - Maharashtra
    19. Shri Soman Nair Priyadarsan - Art - Cinema- Direction - Kerala
    20. Shri Sunil Janah - Art-Photography - Assam
    21. Ms. Laila Tyebji - Art-Handicrafts - Delhi
    22. Shri Vijay Sharma - Art-Painting - Himachal Pradesh
    23. Smt. Shamshad Begum - Social Work - Chattisgarh
    24. Smt. Reeta Devi - Social Work - Delhi
    25. Dr. P.K. Gopal - Social Work - Tamil Nadu
    26. Smt. Phoolbasan Bai Yadav - Social Work - Chattisgarh
    27. Dr. G. Muniratnam - Social Work - Andhra Pradesh
    28. Shri Niranjan Pranshankar Pandya - Social Work - Maharashtra
    29. Dr. Uma Tuli - Social Work - Delhi
    30. Shri Sat Paul Varma - Social Work - Jammu and Kashmir
    31. Smt.Binny Yanga - Social Work - Arunachal Pradesh
    32. Shri Yezdi Hirji Malegam - Public Affairs - Maharashtra
    33. Shri Pravin H. Parekh - Public Affairs - Delhi
    34. Dr. V. Adimurthy - Science and Engineering - Kerala
    35. Dr. Krishna Lal Chadha - Science and Engineering - Agriculture - Delhi
    36. Prof. Virander Singh Chauhan - Science and Engineering - Delhi
    37. Prof. Rameshwar Nath Koul Bamezai - Science and Engineering - Jammu and Kashmir
    38. Dr. Vijaypal Singh - Science and Engineering - Agricultural Research - Uttar Pradesh
    39. Dr. Lokesh Kumar Singhal - Science and Engineering - Punjab
    40. Dr. Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan - Science and Engineering - Karnataka
    41. Prof. Jagadish Shukla - Science and Engineering - USA*
    42. Ms. Priya Paul - Trade and Industry - Delhi
    43. Shri Shoji Shiba - Trade and Industry - Japan*
    44. Shri Gopinath Pillai - Trade and Industry - Singapore*
    45. Shri Arun Hastimal Firodia - Trade and Industry - Maharashtra
    46. Dr. Swati A. Piramal - Trade and Industry - Maharashtra
    47. Prof. Mahdi Hasan - Medicine-Anatomy - Uttar Pradesh
    48. Dr. Viswanathan Mohan - Medicine - Diabetology - Tamil Nadu
    49. Dr. J. Hareendran Nair - Medicine - Ayurveda - Kerala
    50. Dr. Vallalarpuram Sennimalai Natarajan - Medicine - Geriatrics - Tamil Nadu
    51. Dr. Jitendra Kumar Singh - Medicine - Oncology - Bihar
    52. Dr. Shrinivas S. Vaishya - Medicine-Healthcare - Daman and Diu
    53. Dr. Nitya Anand - Medicine - Drugs Research - Uttar Pradesh
    54. Late Dr. Jugal Kishore - Medicine - Homoeopathy - Delhi *
    55. Dr. Mukesh Batra - Medicine-Homeopathy - Maharashtra
    56. Dr. Eberhard Fischer - Literature and Education - Switzerland*
    57. Shri Kedar Gurung - Literature and Education - Sikkim
    58. Shri Surjit Singh Patar - Literature and Education - Poetry - Punjab
    59. Shri Vijay Dutt Shridhar - Literature and Education - Journalism - Madhya Pradesh
    60. Shri Irwin Allan Sealy - Literature and Education - Uttarakhand
    61. Ms. Geeta Dharmarajan - Literature and Education - Delhi
    62. Prof. Sachchidanand Sahai - Literature and Education - Haryana
    63. Smt. Pepita Seth - Literature and Education - Kerala
    64. Dr. Ralte L. Thanmawia - Literature and Education - Mizoram
    65. Shri Ajeet Bajaj - Sports - Skiing - Delhi
    66. Smt. Jhulan Goswami - Sports - Women's Cricket - West Bengal
    67. Shri Zafar Iqbal - Sports-Hockey - Uttar Pradesh
    68. Shri Devendra Jhajrija - Sports - Athletics- Paralympics - Rajasthan
    69. Shri Limba Ram - Sports - Archery - Rajasthan
    70. Shri Syed Mohammed Arif - Sports - Badminton - Andhra Pradesh
    71. Prof. Ravi Chaturvedi - Sports- Commentary - Delhi
    72. Shri Prabhakar Vaidya - Sports-Physical Education - Maharashtra
    73. Shri T. Venkatapathi Reddiar - Others-Horticulture - Puducherry
    74. Dr. K. (Kota) Ullas Karanth - Others-Wildlife Conservation and Environment Protection - Karnataka
    75. Shri K Paddayya - Others-Archaeology - Maharashtra
    76. Shri Swapan Guha - Others-Ceramics - Rajasthan
    77. Dr. Kartikeya V. Sarabhai - Others - Environmental Education - Gujarat


President of India Pratibha Patil conferred the Ashoka Chakra on Lt. Navdeep Singh (posthumous) on the occasion of the 63rd Republic Day Parade 2012 in New Delhi. He was awarded the Ashoka Chakra for single-handedly eliminating four infiltrating terrorists on 20 August 20 2011. 

He was Ghatak Platoon Commander of 15 Maratha Light Infantry deployed in the High Altitude Area near the Line of Control. President also approved the award of three Kirti Chakra. For Lt. Col. Kamaldeep Singh , Capt. Ashutosh Kumar and Lt. Sushil Khajuria. 



Bollywood music director Rajesh Roshan was elected for the Latamangeshkar award-2011 which was sponsored by government of Madhya Pradesh.


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