New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind today said institutions are “more important” than individuals in office and should always maintain “fraternal relationship” with other institutions.
His comments come at a time when unprecedented crisis rocked the Supreme Court after four seniormost judges attacked the Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra on a range of issues including allocation of important cases.
In his first Republic Day-eve address to the nation, Kovind spoke about maintaining discipline in institutions of the republic.
“A disciplined and morally upright nation is built by disciplined and morally upright institutions. Institutions that respect their fraternal relationship with other institutions.
“Institutions that maintain the integrity, discipline, and limits of their functioning, without compromising on excellence. Institutions that are always more important than the individuals located there,” he said.
Kovind said the institutions should have stakeholders and members who make every attempt to live up to the office they occupy as trustees of the people.
President Ram Nath Kovind today approved conferment of 85 Padma awards which include three Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri awards.
Following is the list:
Padma Vibhushan-Illaiyaraja, Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Parameswaran Parameswaran
Padma Bhushan-Pankaj Advani, Philipose Mar Chrysostom, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Alexander Kadakin, Ramachandran Nagaswamy, Ved Prakash Nanda, Laxman Pai, Arvind Parikh, Sharda Sinha
Padma Shri-Abhay Bang and Rani Bang (Duo), Damodar Ganesh Bapat, Prafulla Govinda Baruah, Mohan Swaroop Bhatia, Sudhanshu Biswas, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi, Langpoklakpam S Devi, Somdev Devvarman, Yeshi Dhoden, Arup Kumar Dutta, Doddarange Gowda, Arvind Gupta, Digamber Hansda, Ramli Bin Ibrahim, Anwar Jalalpuri, Piyong Temjen Jamir, Sitavva Joddati, Malti Joshi, Manoj Joshi, Rameshwarlal Kabra, Pran Kishore Kaul, Bounlap Keokangna, Vijay Kichlu, Tommy Koh, Lakshmikutty, Joyshree Goswami Mahanta, Narayan Das Maharaj, Pravakara Maharana, Hun Many, Nouf Marwaai, Zaverilal Mehta, Krishna Bihari Mishra, Sisir Purushottam Mishra, Subhasini Mistry, Tomio Mizokami, Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong, Keshav Rao Musalgaonkar, Thant Myint, V Nanammal, Sulagitti Narasamma, Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan, I Nyoman Nuarta, Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai, Gobaradhan Panika, Bhabani Charan Pattanaik, Murlikant Petkar, Habibullo Rajabov, MR Rajagopal, Sampat Ramteke, Chandra Sekhar Rath, SS Rathore, Amitava Roy, Sanduk Ruit, R Sathyanarayana, Pankaj M Shah, Bhajju Shyam, Maharao Raghuveer Singh, Kidambi Srikanth, Ibrahim Sutar, Siddeshwara Swamiji, Lentina Ao Thakkar, Vikram Chandra Thakur, Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy and Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Thyagarajan (Duo), Nguyen Tien Thien, Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi, Rajagopalan Vasudevan, Manas Bihari Verma, Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji, Baba Yogendra, A Zakia.