The Padma Awards were announced on Wednesday, honoring several so-called heroes who have made a mark through their services in various fields. Dilip Mehlanabis, who pioneered the use of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS), has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan Award. The so-called heroes Ratan Chandrakar, Heerabai Lobi, Manishru Chandradavar are among the 25 personalities who have been honored with the Padma Shri award.
Here are some of the so-called heroes to be honored with Padma Awards in 2023.
Dilip Mahalanabis (Padma Vibhushan): The 87-year-old pediatrician has been posthumously honored for his widespread use of oral rehydration solution (ORS), a solution that reduced deaths from diarrhea, cholera and dehydration by 93 percent. has occurred, especially in infants.
Ratan Chandra Kar (Padma Shri): A retired Andaman government doctor works with the Jarawa tribe living in Carr Island. He treated members of the community during the 1999 measles outbreak and brought them back from the brink of extinction.
Hera Bai Lobi (Padma Shri): Lobi, a tribal social activist, is working for the betterment of the Sidi community in Gujarat. She is imparting education to the children of the community and continuously promoting financial independence among women.
Manifesto Chandradavar (Padma Shri): A veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pak war, the doctor has been treating the underprivileged for the past five decades. Dawar is treating the poor and weaker sections of the society at a nominal cost. ₹20, slightly above ₹In the 2010s.
Ramkuwangbe Nyume (Padma Shri): The Naga social activist has dedicated his entire life to the protection and preservation of the Hiraka religion. The 75-year-old activist is known for organizing awareness camps to preserve and promote local culture.
VP Appukuttan Poduval (Padma Shri): Gandhi and freedom fighters actively participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942. He has been honored for his selfless work to improve the lives of the weaker sections of the society for the past eight decades.
Sankaratri Chandrasekhar (Padma Shri): The Kakinada-based social worker dedicated her life to providing free medical and education services to the needy. After losing his wife and two children in the Air India Kanishk bombing, he chose to turn his grief into a lifelong commitment to the betterment of society.
Vidyul Gopal and Masi Sadaiyan (Padma Shri): Snake catchers of the Arula tribe specialize in catching venomous and dangerous snakes. He belongs to a tribe that has contributed to the healthcare sector through the antivenom they have collected.
Tula Ram Upreti (Padma Shri): A 98-year-old organic farmer from Sikkim is training and motivating other farmers to adopt natural farming techniques. He has been involved in organic farming since childhood, six decades before the Sikkim Government formed the Sikkim Organic Mission.
K.C. Ranrimsangi (Padma Shri): The Mizo folk singer from Aizawl has been honored for protecting Mizo cultural heritage for nearly three decades. He is credited with recording several Mizo folk songs, and was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2017.