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Rangammal Alias Pappmmal Receives Padma Shri For Her Role In Organic Farming

A total of 29 awardees are women, 16 are posthumous awardees, and one of the recipients is a transgender awardee.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government, on Monday, facilitated Rangammal Alias Pappmmal with the Padma Shri for her remarkable contribution in the field of Agriculture and in organic farming.

Tamil Nadu based Pappammal is an organic farmer. At the age of 105, she is argued to be the oldest farmer still active in the field. She is regarded as a pioneer in the agriculture field and is affiliated with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University's department of education. Presently,  she works every day on her 2.5 acres of land.

The official handle of President Ram Nath Kovind shared the news on Twitter. "President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Smt. Rangammal Alias Pappmmal for Agriculture. An agriculturist from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, she advocates the use of organic fertilizers like cow dung and plant residues for agricultural purposes," it tweeted.

President Kovind presented a total of 119 Padma awards and the list consists of seven Padma Vibhushan awards, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri awards. 

A total of 29 awardees are women, 16 are posthumous awardees, and one of the recipients is a transgender awardee.

"Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Modi, Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah," as per the official statement. 

The Central Government awarded Shinzo Abe, Late BJP politician Sushma Swaraj with the Padma Vibhushan award in public affairs, Belle Monappa Hegde in medicine, Narender Singh Kapany in science and engineering, S Balasubramanium in art, B.B Lal in archaeology, Sudarshan Sahoo in art, and Maulana Wahiuddin Khan in the field of spirituality. Air Marshal Dr Padma Bandopadhyay received the Padma Shri award in the field of medicine.

Bollywood filmmaker and producer Karan Johar, singer Adnan Sami, producer Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut received the Padma Shri for their contribution in the field of performing arts.  

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