The Government of India awards the national awards of India. The National Awards of India are divided into various categories: Civilian Awards of India, Gallantry Awards, Arts & Literature Awards of India, and Games and Sports Awards of India.
Here is the list of all prestigious prizes, awards and honours given by the Indian Government to a person for their dedication and work in the fields of arts and literature, science, history, sports, films and other field.
Civilian Awards of India
The Bharat Ratna Award is the highest civilian award in India. It is given for exceptional performance in any field or service.
The Padma Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri.
Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award in India after Bharat Ratna. The award is given for exceptional performance in the field of service, including public service, doctors and scientists.
Padma Bhushan is the third highest honour in India after Padma Vibhushan. The award is given for distinguished service of a high order.
Padma Shri is the fourth highest honour in India after Padma Bhushan. Th award is given for distinguished service.
Arts & Literature Awards of India
For Indian authors and writers. The award is given for outstanding performance in the field of literature.
Sahitya Akademy Award
For Indian authors and writers. The award is given for outstanding writing of books in Indian Language.
Gallantry Awards (Military Awards of India)
Param Vir Chakra
The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is the highest military award in India. The award is given for showing great courage in wartime.
The Ashoka Chakra is the highest peacetime military award of India. The award is given for showing great courage during peacetime.
Games and Sports Awards of India
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is the highest sporting award in India. The award is given for outstanding international performance in a sport for consecutive 4 years.