First woman mahout among 34 unsung heroes to be honored with Padma Shri

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First woman mahout among 34 unsung heroes to be honored with Padma Shri – Gudstory

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New Delhi: India’s first female mahout Parbati Barua, popularly known as “Hasti Kanya”, tribal environmentalist Chami Murmu, social activist Sangthankima, who runs Mizoram’s largest orphanage, and plastic surgeon Prema Dhanraj, who treats burn victims, are among the 34 “anonymous Heroes” who were awarded the Padma Shri on Thursday. ,

In the list released on the eve of 75th Republic Day, organic farmer of South Andaman K. Chellammal, international Mallakhamb coach Uday Vishwanath Deshpande, renowned microbiologist who led the development of India’s inaugural sickle cell anemia control program Yazdi Maneksha Italia, Longpi potter Machihan, are also included. Sasa of Ukhrul devoted five decades to preserving this ancient Manipuri traditional pottery, which has its roots in the Neolithic period (10,000 BC).

The coveted civilian honor also went to Gaddam Sammaiah theater artist Chindu Yakshaganam (from Jangaon) performing this art form for over five decades in over 19,000 shows, Bhilwara’s Behrupiya artiste Jankilal, third generation Burra Veena player from Damaragidda village in Narayanpet Dasari Kondappa, brass Marori craftsperson Babu Ram Yadav and Chhau mask maker Nepal Chandra Sutradhar.

Bamboo craftsman Jordan Lepcha of Mangan, Valli Oyil Kummi folk dancer Badarappan M. of Coimbatore, sculptor Sanatan Rudra Pal who specializes in crafting Sabeki Durga idols, Sabada dance folk dancer Bhagwat Padhan of Bargarh are among the other Padma Shri winners.

The list also includes Theyyam folk dancer from Kannur Narayanan EP, Maach theater artist Omprakash Sharma from Malwa region, Chakma loneloom shawl weaver Smriti Rekha Chakma from Tripura, Krishna Leela singer Gopinath Swain from Ganjam, first woman Harikatha exponent Uma Maheshwari D and Kalluvazhi Kathakali dancer. Are included. Balakrishnan Sadanam Puthiya Veetil.

Tikuli painter Ashok Kumar Biswas credited for the revival and revision of Maurya era art through his efforts over the last five decades, Bhadu folk singer Ratan Kahar, tattoo painter Shanthi who overcame social stigma to earn global recognition Devi Paswan and Shivan Paswan have also been awarded the Padma. Mister.

Tribal farmer Sarbeshwar Basumatary of Chirang, tribal welfare activist Somanna, East Siang-based herbal medicine expert Yanung Jamoh Lego, traditional medicinal practitioner Hemchand Manjhi of Narayanpur, tribal environmentalist Dukhu Majhi of Sindri village, Purulia, rice farmer Satyanarayan Belleri of Kasargod who conserved 650 Kiya Rice Varieties, disabled social activist Gurvinder Singh from Sirsa and tribal welfare activist Jageshwar Yadav from Jashpur complete the list.

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Published: 25 January 2024, 10:40 PM IST


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