India is one of the largest democratic countries in the world, which from time to time honors and rewards people who have done excellent work in various fields like literature, army, sports, leadership, art and culture, science and technology etc. Here the list of awards and honors given by the Government of India is being given along with the year of establishment and specialty, which will be very helpful for the upcoming competitive examinations.

List of Awards given by the Government of India:

Awards and Foundation Year Awardee Prize Details (Amount)
Bharat Ratna 1954 Indian government This award is given for achievement of exceptional and excellent order in art, literature, science and public service or life.
Padma Vibhushan 1954 Indian government This award is given for exceptional and outstanding service in any field including the service rendered by the Government servants.
Padma Bhushan 1954 Indian government This award is given for exceptional and outstanding service in any field including the service rendered by the Government servants.
Bharatiya Jnanpith Award 1965 Indian government The award is given for outstanding service in any field, including the service rendered by government employees. This award is given by an eminent litterateur available in any Indian language recognized in the country.
Ashoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra 1952 Indian government It is the country's highest gallantry award given for conspicuous gallantry or courage or self-sacrifice.
Gopal Ratna 1956 Indian government This award is given to the owner of the highest milk yielding cows and buffaloes in the country.
Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize 1995 Indian government On the 125th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narasimha Rao had announced that this award would be on the pattern of Nobel Prize, it is the highest award of the Government of India.
Dr. Ambedkar International Award 1999 Indian government This award is given for playing a special role in social change and emancipation of Dalits.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award 1969 Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India This award is given for notable contribution to the development of Indian cinema.
National Film Award 1954 Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India This award is given for the high level of aesthetic sense, technical proficiency and inculcation of educative and cultural values ​​in Indian films.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 1991-1992 Indian government This award is given to the sportspersons who have made commendable performance in sports for their lifetime achievements in sports.
Famous Awards of India given by Indian Institutions:
Awards and Foundation Year Awarding institute Prize Details (Amount)
Moortidevi Award 1983 Bharatiya Jnanpith This award is given for literature written in any Indian language or English to uplift the eternal values ​​of Indian life.
Arjuna Award 1961 Department of Sports, Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India This award is given to the players who have achieved special achievements in various sports.
Dronacharya Award 1985 Department of Sports, Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India This award is given for outstanding services to sports coaches.
Sahitya Akademi Award 1954 Sahitya Akademi This award is given for the outstanding works published in the last five years in 22 Indian languages ​​including English.
Saraswati Samman 1991 KK Birla Foundation This award is given for the outstanding literary work published in the last 10 years in a language included in the Eighth Schedule.
Vachaspati Award 1991 KK Birla Foundation This award is given for distinguished and remarkable contribution to Sanskrit literature.
Shankar Award 1991 KK Birla Foundation It is given for excellent work on Indian philosophy, art and culture published in the last 10 years.
Vyasa Samman 1991 KK Birla Foundation This award is given to the citizen for the best work during the last 10 years.
Bihari Award 1991 KK Birla Foundation This award is given for the outstanding works of Hindi and Rajasthani language writers of Rajasthan.
Bharat-Bharati Award 1986 Uttar Pradesh Hindi Institute This award is given for literary creation and continuous service to Hindi.
Iqbal Samman 1990 Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Parishad This award is given for outstanding creative writing in Urdu language.
Rajendra Samman 1980 Bihari Hindi Institute It is the highest award of Bihar.
Sarla Samman 1980 Orissa Sahitya Akademi It is given for outstanding contribution in the development of Odia literature.
Neerja Bhanot Award 1991 Neerja Bhanot - Pan Am Memorial Fund This award is given to courageous women who raised their voice and fought against tyranny.
Miss India 1994 Femina Magazine (Times of India Group) This award is given to honor the physical and intellectual beauty of Indian girls.
Krishi Pandit Award 1949 Indian Council of Agricultural Research The farmer who produces maximum yield per acre is awarded with this award.
Sangeet-Natak Akademi Award 1952 Sangeet natak academy This award is given to the best artists in the field of dance, drama, music (instrument and singing).
Lalit Kala Akademi Award 1955 Lalit Kala Akademi This award is given to 10 masterpieces of sculpture, painting, line drawing and line drawings in the National Art Exhibition held every year.
Filmfare Award 1954 Times of India Group This award is given for excellence in each genre of Indian films displayed in the award category.
Chameli Devi Award Media foundation This award is given for the outstanding achievement of women in the field of journalism.
VD Goenka Award 1984 Indian Express Group of Newspapers This award is given for outstanding contribution in the field of journalism.
Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 1992 Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Fund This award is given for contribution in promoting peace and communal harmony in the country.
Tilak Award Lokmanya Tilak Memorial Fund This award is given for the outstanding contribution in the field of social service.
Indira Gandhi National Integrity Award 1985 Congress (E) This award is given for playing an important role in maintaining the integrity of the country.
Govind Vallabh Pant Award 1993 Govind Vallabh Pant Foundation and Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies Society This award is given to the best parliamentarian.
Jamnalal Bajaj Award 1978 Jamna Lal Bajaj Foundation This award is given for the use of science and technology for creative work and social rural development and for the upliftment and welfare of women and children.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 1985 Indian Council of Industrial and Scientific Research This award is given to Indian scientists who have made remarkable contributions in the field of science and technology.
Kalinga Award 1952 Kalinga Foundation under the aegis of UNESCO This award is given for popularizing science.
Borlaug Prize 1952 Coromandel Fertilizers Lee. This award is given for special contribution in the field of agriculture.
Dr. B.C. Rai Award 1976 Medical council of india This award is given for remarkable contribution in the field of medical and allied social service.
Dhanwantri Award 1972 Dhanwantri Foundation This award is given for lifelong service in the field of medicine.
Homi Bhabha Award 1990 Indian Department of Atomic Energy This award is given for distinguished contribution in the field of nuclear energy.
Vikram Sarabhai Award 1990 Indian Space Research Organization This award is given for outstanding contribution in the field of space research.
Rd Birla Science Award 1982 Rd Birla Foundation This award is given for the outstanding contribution in the medical and related field.
Kurien Award 1990 National Dairy Research Institute This award is given for the remarkable contribution in the development of Indian Dairy.
Gujarmal Modi Science Award 1988 Gujarmal Modi Science Council This award is given for distinguished contribution in various branches of science and technology.
GD Birla Science Award 1991 KK Birla Foundation This award is given to encourage Indian scientists (below 30 years of age) for higher research work.
KK Birla Sports Awards 1991 Rd Birla Foundation This award is given to Olympic and non-Olympic players for the best performance.
Dhyan Chand Award 2002 Ministry of Sports and Youth The award is given for lifetime achievements in sports.
CK Naidu Award 1994 Board of Control for Cricket in India The award is given for exceptional contribution (inside or off the field) towards Indian cricket.

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