The All India Football Federation recently recommended the former Football Indian Captain IM Vijayan for the 4th highest civilian award in India, the Padmashri Award.
former Indian Football Captain IM Vijayan has scored 40 goals in over 79 matches. He won the Arjuna award in 2003. Also, in 1993, 1997 and in 1999 he was awarded the best Indian “Player of the year”.
Padmashri Award is the 4th highest civilian award in India. The other 3 highest civilian awards include Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. The awards are presented by the President of India during Republic Day 26 January celebrations of the country.
The Padma Awards are being awarded to the citizens since 1954. The awards are being presented under the categories such as medicine, education, sports, literature, industry, public affairs, social service. Asha Devi Aryanayakam (Maharashtra) won Padma Award in Public Affairs Field.
As of 2020, around 3,123 people have received the award. IM Vijayan recommended for Padmashri 2020 IM Vijayan recommended for Padmashri 2020