India has always
appreciated the outstanding contribution of various personalities in their respective
Apart from Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan or Padma Vibhushan
decorations given to Civilians for their exemplary contribution, there are Awards of Vir
Chakra, Pram Vir Chakra given to soldiers for their bravery.
There are awards like International Gandhi Peace Prize given to
individuals or institutions for their contributions towards social, economic and
political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods or Jawaharlal
Nehru Award for International Understanding.
The Jnanpith Award
is regarded as the highest literary award in India. It is awarded for the best creative
literary writing by an Indian, in one of the languages included in the Eighth schedule of
the Indian Constitution.
The Sahitya Akademi Awards are
instituted in order to co-ordinate and encourage literary activities in all Indian
languages, thereby contributing to the cultural unity of the country.
Over and above these awards, to encourage various Sports and achievements
in sport activities Awards like Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Awards, Rajiv Gandhi Khel
Ratna Awards, Dhyanchand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games etc. are
instituted by the Government of India.
An effort will also be
made here to present the autographs of Indian Grand Slam Winners in Tennis, Indian
International Grandmasters in Chess, Indian Open Winners in Golf, Indian Champions in
Billiards/Snookers and various Indian Medal winners in Olympic games.
Recipients of all such awards are the celebrities due to their
achievements in their respective fields.
An effort is made to
incorporate the autographs of all such Award winning celebrities in this category.