Pretty Priyanka Chopra was on Tuesday, April 12, awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee and Bollywood can’t stop gushing about it.
In an interview with the media, she said, “I am happy…excited that this honour came my way. It has been a good year for me….I am grateful to people who have acknowledged my work.”
The Quantico and Baywatch star also took to Twitter and wrote:
“Overwhelmed by the love I received today. Many thanks and also I apologise to everyone I couldn’t meet. Just know that I appreciate it all.”
Padma Shri also called Padmashree is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India. It is awarded by the Government of India and announced every year on India’s Republic Day.
Padma Awards were instituted in 1954 to be awarded to citizens of India in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service and Public Affairs. It has also been awarded to some distinguished individuals who were not citizens of India but did contribute in various ways to India.
She has been receiving lots of congratulatory messages from her colleagues.