Rajamouli receives Padma Shri

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 18:45

Tollywood's top director S S Rajamouli on Tuesday received the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, from President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
The award was announced few days ago but the presentation ceremony happened Tuesday. Superstar Rajinikanth was also conferred Padma Vibhusan, the second highest civilian award.

Sunitha Krishnan, who produced the movie 'Naa Bangaru Talli', also recieved the Padma Shri. She was honored for her work in social service. Here is what she has to say on this recognition and the movement against trafficking in women.  

"This is not an honour given to me.  This is an honour given to my battle.  This is a victory of all those who are combating trafficking in women.  I myself have been working against this evil for more than 20 years now.  Many have asked me if it's necessary to talk about this evil as such negative publicity will give a bad name to one's State.  At this time, the government has felt it necessary to recognize my efforts.  This victory belongs to all my fellow crusaders."