Awards and Honors in India

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An award is a symbol of honour consequently given to someone who has earned it by virtue of their achievements. In India Highest Civilian Award is Bharat Ratna.

Categories of Awards in India are as follows:

  1. Civilian Awards
  2. Millitary Award
    • Wartime gallantry awards
      • Param Vir Chakra
      • Maha Vir Chakra
      • Vir Chakra
    • Peacetime gallantry awards
      • Ashoka Chakra
      • Kirti Chakra
      • Shaurya Chakra
    • Wartime/Peacetime service awards
      • Sena Medal / Nau Sena Medal / Vayu Sena Medal
    • Wartime Distinguished Service
      • Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal
      • Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
      • Yudh Seva Medal
    • Peacetime Distinguished Service
      • Param Vishisht Seva Medal
      • Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
  3. National awards
    • Women
      • Nari Shakti Puraskar
    • Children
      • National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement
      • National Bal Shree Honour
  4. Literature awards
    • Jnanpith Award (Its the highest literary honour Award in Literature of India)
    • Sahitya Akademi Award
    • Sahitya Akademi Fellowship
    • Saraswati Samman
    • Bhasha Samman
    • Translation Awards
    • Anand Coomarswamy Fellowships
    • Premchand Fellowship
  5. Particular awards
    • National sports awards
      • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
      • Dronacharya award
      • Arjuna award
      • Dhyan Chand Award
      • C.K. Nayudu Award
    • Police awards
      • President’s Police Medal for Gallantry
      • President’s Fire Services Medal for Gallantry
      • President’s Correctional Service Medal for Gallantry
      • President’s Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry
      • Police Medal for Gallantry
      • Fire Services Medal for Gallantry
      • Correctional Service Medal for Gallantry
      • Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry
      • President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service
      • President’s Fire Services Medal for Distinguished Service
      • President’s Correctional Service Medal for Distinguished Service
      • President’s Home Guards and Civil Defence for Distinguished Service
      • Police Medal for Meritorious Service
      • Fire Services Medal for Meritorious Service
      • Correction Service Medal for Meritorious Service
      • Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service
      • President Tatrakshak Medal
    • Bravery awards
      • National Bravery Award
        • Bharat Award
        • Sanjay Chopra Award
        • Geeta Chopra Award
        • Kritin Bhardwaj Award
      • Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards
        • Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak
        • Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak
        • Jeevan Raksha Padak

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