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Rajju Bhai conferred Padma Bhushan Award 2021; A Proud Moment for Indian Crop Protection Industry

Vipin Saini
Vipin Saini
Rajju Bhai, UPL

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. 

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President has approved conferment of 119 Padma Awards including 1 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards. 29 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee. 

Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff, Chairman UPL commonly known as Rajju Bhai in the Indian Pesticide Industry has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Bhushan this year  under the category of Trade and Industry from the State of Maharashtra.  

https://padmaawards.gov.in/PDFS/2021AwardeesList.pdf 

On behalf of Team KJ we congratulate Shri R.D. Shroff and the entire UPL on this occasion. 

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