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Now recommend person of your choice for Padma awards: Modi

By Vicky

Now you can recommend a person of your choice for the Padma awards. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing entrepreneurs at a NITI Aayog programme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the young entrepreneurs at the Champions of Change programme, organised by the NITI Aayog, in New Delhi

He said that the government has decided to end the practice of ministers recommending name for Padma awards. From now onwards anyone can recommend a person for Padma awards online. "Padma awards in past were given on ministers' recommendation. We removed this barrier and made it open to anyone for nomination. We have made a small reform. Now anyone can recommend a person for Padma award online. Now, unknown heroes are getting recognised," said the prime minister.

"We believe every citizen has something to contribute to the nation and we want to integrate these strengths with our growth," Modi also said.

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