Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 27, 2021 said that the government has decided to send the names of doctors and healthcare workers for the Padma awards of this year.
Addressing a press conference here, Kejriwal said, “Delhi government has decided to send the names of doctors and healthcare workers for this year’s Padma awards. We want to tell them that we are thankful to them and we want to honour them.”
He said that the public will tell the government these names.
“People can send their mails to email@example.com by August 15,” he added.
He further confirmed that the Delhi government has formed a screening committee that will screen the names in the next 15 days and recommend the names to the Delhi government.
“We have made a screening committee that will screen the names in the next 15 days and recommend names to the Delhi Govt. The final names will then be sent to the Central Government,” said Kejriwal.
Nominations and recommendations for the Padma Awards (Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri) can be submitted on the government’s portal till September 15, 2021.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to nominate for the awards.