Padma Shri Award to Janak Palta Mcgillign
Dr Mrs Janak Palta McGilligan received Padam Shri Award from President of India in a Padma Award Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on March 30,2015.
Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
She is the only Woman social Worker among all the Indian Awardees and the only woman from MP.