Prestigious Awards of India

famous prestigious awards of indiaMajor prestigious awards of India which are being conferred by the government of India can be classified in different categories. The broad categories of these awards are Civilian awards, Gallantry awards, Sports awards, Literature awards, and Peace and Leadership Awards. Bravery awards and gallantry awards are different types and should not be mixed together. While gallantry awards are given to army personals for their exemplary role in acts of valor, the bravery awards are given to civilians (Children) for their acts for outstanding courage and bravery during hostile conditions.

 

National Level Most Prestigious Awards of India

Civilian AwardsBharat Ratna, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.

Gallantry AwardsParam Vir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashoka chakra, Shaurya Chakra, Kirti Chakra.

Literature Awards – Jnanpith Awards, Sahitya Akademi Award, Bhasha Samman, Premchandra Fellowship

Sports Awards – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Dronacharya award, Arjuna award

Indian Cinema Awards – National Film Awards, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Filmfare Awards

International Awards – Gandhi Peace Prize, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for international understanding, Indira Gandhi Prize

Some other Prestigious Awards of India with Categories

CategoryAwards
T.V, Films and MoviesNational Film Awards, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Filmfare Awards, Golden Lotus Awards, Silver Lotus Awards, Anandlok Awards for Bengali Cinema, Indian Telly Awards, Nandi Awards for Telugu Cinema, Kishore Kumar Award
LiteratureSaraswati Samman, Vyas Samman, Kabir Samman, Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad Awards, Vachaspati Samman for Sanskrit literature, Maithilisharan Gupt Award, Iqbal Samman for Urdu Literature, Anand Puraskar for Bengali literature, Sharad Joshi Award
ArtsAditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar, Kalidas Samman, Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra Award, Kamal Kumari National Award, Shilp- Guru Award for crafts work, Sant Kabir Award for handloom weaver, Devi Ahilyabai Award
Classical Dance and Classical MusicSangeet Natak Akademi Awards, Tansen Award, Bhuwalka Award, Tulsi Samman, Hafiz Ali Khan Award, Kalidas Samman, Lata Mangeshkar Award, Kumar Gandharv Award
Social JusticeK Veeramani Social Justice Award, Karmaveer Puraskar, Mother Teresa Memorial international award for Social justice, National Awards for empowerment of Person with Disabilities
Indian Philosophy and CultureMoortidevi Award, Shankar Award, Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar, Tagore Award,
Social- Communal Harmony, Integration,
Messenger of Harmony Award, Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award, Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
Women EmpowermentNeerja Bhanot Award, Stree Shakti Puraskar, Rani Lakshmibai Mahila Samman, Kittur Rani Chenaamma Awards
Dalit EmpowermentDr Ambedkar National Merit Award
Human RightsM. A. Thomas National Human Rights Award,
JournalismB. D. Goenka Award, Chameli Devi Jain Journalism Award,
Science and TechnologyShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award, Infosys Prize, India Science Award, Ramanujan Prize, Bhaskar Award, CSIR Technology Awards, Gujar Mal Modi Award, G D Birla Award for Scientific Research, Om Prakash Bhasin Award, Vigyan Gaurav Award, H K Firodia Award, J.C. Bos e Medal
Economics and StatisticsNational Awards in Statistics
Medical Science research, Medicines, BiotechnologyDhanvantari Award, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Centenary Award, Dr. B C Roy Memorial Award, FICCI Award, O.P. Bhasin Award, Ranbaxy Science Foundation Award, P. S. Sarma Memorial Award
Corporate BusinessEmerging India Awards by ICICI Bank, Economic Times Award, Exim Bank Award, Forbes India Leadership Awards, India Business Leader Awards by CNBC TV18, CRISIL Emerging India Awards, Business Today SME Awards, Innovation Awards by Marico, BCI India Awards, Indian Newslink Business Awards, Corporate Governance Awards by Indian Chamber of Commerce
AgricultureBorlaug Award
SportsRashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar, C. K. Nayudu Award for Cricket, K K Birla Foundation awards for sports, FICCI India Sports Awards
EntrepreneurshipEarnest and Young Entrepreneur Award,
Police AwardsPresident's Police Medal for gallantry, Police Medal for gallantry
Bravery Awards National Bravery Award, Jeevan Raksha Padak, Godfrey Phillips Bravery Awards
Miscellaneous filedsChandrashekhar Saraswati National Eminence Award

Other Important Prestigious Awards of India

Kalidas Samman

Kalidas Samman is national level highly prestigious award conferred by Government of Madhya Pradesh. This award is presented annually in 4 different categories : Classical Music, Classical Dance, Theater and Visual Arts. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1 Kakhs. This award was instituted in year 1980. The first awardees were S. Srinivasa Iyer and  Mallikarjun Mansur.  (Source – http://www.mp.gov.in/en/web/guest/awards1)

Outstanding Parliamentarian Award

This award is conferred for best all round performance as a member of Parliament. This award was established in year 1992 by the then Loksabha speaker, Shivraj Patil. The first winners was Indrajit Gupta in year 1992.

Jawaharlal Nehru Award

This award is given by Government of India to commemorate the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It is given as a goodwill gesture to individuals for international understanding, imparting friendship and solidarity.

Nehru Literary Award

This award has been instituted by the Indian Adult Education Association for outstanding contribution to the promotion of adult education and literacy in India.

Dadabhai Naroji Award

This award is given for individual contribution to a particular field. The award consists of a cash prize and a silver plaque. Earlier awardees include J. R. D. Tata, Nani A. Palkhivala, Satyajit Ray, M.S. Subbalakshmi, Salim Ali, R. A. Mashelkar, S.S. Badrinath etc.

R. D. Birla National Award

This award is given for outstanding research in medical and related fields. It carries a cash value of Rs 5 lakhs and it is financed by R. D. Birla Trust.

Prani Mitra Award

This award is conferred for exemplary contribution towards animal welfare.The famous animal rights activist Menka Gandhi won this award in year 1999.

National Child Awards for Exceptional Acheivement

This award is conferred to small children between of age group of 4 to 15 years for their exceptional achievements. This award is given by President of India on Children’s day at Rashtrapati Bhavan. This award was established in year 1996 and the first winner was Master Jatinder Jit Singh Sangha.

Appan Menon Memorial Award

The award which carries a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh aims at providing financial assistance to journalists interested in undertaking projects related to international affairs and developmental issues relevant to India and South Asia.

Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar

The award is conferred on artists on the field of visual and performing arts for lifetime achievement. It carries Rs 2 Lakh in cash, a memento, and scroll of honour. This award was awarded by Sangit Kala Kendra in 1996. First recipient of this award was Lata Mangeshkar in year 1996. Other recipients of the award include M F Hussain, Guru Keluchuram Mohapatra, Pandit Ram Narayan, and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.