Delhi Doctors Continue to Dominate the List of Padma Vibhusan and Padma Sri Awardees

by Medindia Content Team on  January 29, 2008 at 8:23 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Delhi Doctors Continue to Dominate the List of Padma Vibhusan and Padma Sri Awardees
The President of India has approved the names of the doctors who are to be conferred with the the Padma Awards-2008. Delhi doctors take the cake once again!

†Of the eighteen awards, six go to Doctors from Delhi (33%).† Last year too, 10 of the 20 awards were conferred to doctors originating from the Indian capital††

Padma Vibhusan

Prof. (Dr.) Jagjit Singh Chopra†- Chandigarh†††††††

Prof. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly†- Delhi

Padma Sri

Dr. A. Jayanta Kumar Singh - Manipur

Prof. (Dr.) Arjunan Rajasekaran - Tamil Nadu

Prof. (Dr.) C.U. Velmurugendran - Tamil Nadu

Dr. Deepak Sehgal - Delhi

Prof. (Dr.) Dinesh K. Bhargava - Delhi

Dr. Indu Bhushan Sinha - Bihar

Dr. Keiki R. Mehta - Maharashtra

Dr. Malvika Sabharwal - Delhi

Dr. Mohan Chandra Pant - Uttar Pradesh

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Jain - Uttarakhand

Dr. Raman Kapur - Delhi

Dr. Randhir Sud - Delhi†

Dr. Shyam Narayan Arya - Bihar

Prof. (Dr.) Surendra Singh Yadav - Delhi

Dr. Tatyarao Pundlikrao Lahane - Maharashtra

Dr. Tony Fernandez - Kerala

About the Awards
According to the procedure, an 'Awards Committee' makes the final recommendations on awardees after receiving 'recommendations' from various sources like state governments / UTs, central ministries and departments and institutions of excellence, and the names have to be finally cleared by the President's office.

Padma Vibhushan : is India's second highest civilian honour. The Bharat Ratna, is the highest award that can be conferred by the President of India. Padma Vibhushan is awarded to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any field, including government service.

Padma Bhushan : is India's third highest civilian decoration, awarded by the President of India. It is awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field.

Padma Shri (or) Padma Shree : is an award given by the Government of India generally to Indian citizens to recognize their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Social Service and public life. It stands fourth in the hierarchy of civilian awards after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.

The awards have often come under criticism due to the discrepancy in its distribution, nomination system and lack of transparency in the final selection.

Source: Medindia

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An eye opener to us Indians. Do we suffer from the syndrome 'India is Delhi and Delhi is India'. It is same in many other fields including news coverage in the country. To a large extent this has been due to the Television media - most of whom have a major presence in Delhi and hence give more news from Delhi.
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