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Six NE personalities honoured Padma Awards 2013

Six prominent personalities from the Northeast, were honoured Padma Awards this year. Padma Awards are one of India’s highest civilian awards and are conferred in three categories – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree.

The awardees included noted Assamese tea industrialist Hemendra Prasad Barooah, Xatriya dance exponent Ghanakanta Bora Borbayan, Sikkimese folk musician Hilda Mit Lepcha, Manipuri boxer Dingko Singh and Mizoram educationist J Malsawma  for the Padma Shree awards.

Padma Bhushan:

Name Discipline State
H Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom Sports Manipur

Padma Shri:

Name Discipline State
Ghanakanta Bora Borbayan Art Assam
Hilda Mit Lepcha Art Sikkim
 Hemendra Prasad Barooah Trade and Industry Assam
 J Malsawma Literature and Education Mizoram
 Ngangom Dingko Singh Sports Manipur

(Profile Photo: Padma Shri awardee and Lepcha folk singer Hilda Mit Lepcha. Photo courtesy: Feast for Thought)

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