The government has suggested that it be extended to municipal schools as well.
The recipients include former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and musician Shankar Mahadevan.
Four states will also vote for the assembly in addition to the Lok Sabha.
The awards were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind.
He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna in 1991.
The Prime Minister took a Metro ride to south Delhi’s ISKCON Temple for the programme.
The Election Commission of India is expected to announce the poll schedule soon.
He stressed on providing free and compulsory education for all under 14.
Previous winners of the award are Pt Ravi Shankar and Zubin Mehta.
She got the sobriquet Bharat Kokila, or ‘The Nightingale of India’, for her poems and songs.