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Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Bajpayee, others receive Padma awards. See pictures here

Updated : March 17, 2019 10:27 AM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday presented the Padma awards for 2019 to cricketer Gautam Gambhir, actor Manoj Bajpayee, mountaineer Bachendri Pal, artist Teejan Bai, MDH founder CEO Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati and others at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. Padma awards are some of the highest civilian awards of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Harsh Vardhan, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Vijay Goel, BJP leader L K Advani and senior government officials were present at the Rashtrapati Bhavan during the ceremony. Here are the pictures from the ceremony:

President Ram Nath Kovind presents Padma Shri to Gautam Gambhir for Sports. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Ram Nath Kovind presents Padma Shri to Gautam Gambhir for Sports. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to mountaineer Bachendri Pal. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to mountaineer Bachendri Pal. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Manoj Bajpayee for Arts (Cinema). (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Manoj Bajpayee for Arts (Cinema). (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to Mahashay Dharampal Gulati for Trade and Industry. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to Mahashay Dharampal Gulati for Trade and Industry. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Vibhushan to Dr Teejan Bai for Arts. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Vibhushan to Dr Teejan Bai for Arts. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to Dr Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade for Medicine. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to Dr Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade for Medicine. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Bharat Bhushan Tyagi for Agriculture. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Bharat Bhushan Tyagi for Agriculture. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Prof Brijesh Kumar Shukla for Literature & Education. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Prof Brijesh Kumar Shukla for Literature & Education. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Devarapalli Prakash Rao for Social Work.(Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Devarapalli Prakash Rao for Social Work.(Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Devendra Swarup (Posthumous) for Journalism. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Devendra Swarup (Posthumous) for Journalism. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri for Literature and Education. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri for Literature and Education. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Narthaki Nataraj for Art. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Dr Narthaki Nataraj for Art. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Harvinder Singh Phoolka for Public Affairs. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Harvinder Singh Phoolka for Public Affairs. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Heeralal Yadav for Art (Folk Music). (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Heeralal Yadav for Art (Folk Music). (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Prashanti Singh for Sports. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Prashanti Singh for Sports. (Courtesy: Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Kovind confers Padma Shri upon renowned Surgeon Dr. Ramaswami Venkataswami (PTI Photo)
President Kovind confers Padma Shri upon renowned Surgeon Dr. Ramaswami Venkataswami (PTI Photo)
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