The recipients include former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and musician Shankar Mahadevan.
The awardees include 41 individuals, one organisation, a centre in Uttar Pradesh and a state in...
The awards were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was honoured with the award in 2014.
Previous winners of the award are Pt Ravi Shankar and Zubin Mehta.
The exercise will witness a wide array of aircraft and combat ground equipment.
India is both the largest and most diverse democracy, President Kovind pointed out.
The awards honoured children as well as individuals and institutions working for their welfare.
She defeated National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.
He became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1969.