NEW DELHI: Six eminent personalities, including late Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and late ORS (oral rehydration solution) pioneer Dilip Mahalanabis, will receive the Padma Vibhushan, the Centre announced on Wednesday.

For 2023, the President has approved conferment of 106 Padma Awards including 3 ‘duo cases’.

The list comprises 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri. 19 awardees are women and the list also includes two persons from category of foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 7 posthumous awardees
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ORS is a simple, inexpensive yet effective solution due to which there has been a 93% reduction in deaths globally due to diarrhea, cholera and dehydration, especially in infants children. ORS is estimated to have saved over 5 crore lives globally.
Mahalanabis demonstrated the effectiveness of ORS while serving in refugee camps during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, having returned from USA to serve.





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