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Four French citizens receive Padma Shri awardees 2024, highest for any foreign country

4 individuals from France acquired Padma Shri awardees this yr, the best from any overseas nation. The transfer additionally underscores the energy of India-France relations, official sources mentioned.

The announcement of the Padma awards coincided with the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron in India to function the chief visitor on the Republic Day parade.

The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, has permitted a complete of 132 Padma awards, comprising 17 Padma Bhushan honours and 110 Padma Shri awards. The awardees embrace 30 ladies, and the checklist options eight people who’re foreigners, non-resident Indians, individuals of Indian origin, or maintain abroad citizenship of India.

These from France who acquired the honour embrace 100-year-old yoga exponent Charlotte Chopin and Kiran Vyas (79), a worldwide yoga and Ayurveda practitioner. The opposite two are Pierre Sylvain Filliozat (87), a Sanskrit scholar devoted to advancing Indian tradition research and Fred Negrit, an Indologist fostering nice consciousness and appreciation of Indian tradition, in line with authorities citations.

All 4 of them have been bestowed with the Padma Shri.

With inputs from businesses.

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