Gandhian VP Appukutta Poduval was among those who received the awards from the President Droupadi Murmu.
The President flew to Thiruvananthapuram in a special aircraft of the Air Force on Thursday afternoon.
The President will visit Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep over the next six days.
Special Branch SP, Amose Mammen will receive President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
A total of 106 have been declared winners of the Padma awards on the eve of the Republic Day.
In her address on the eve of the 74th Republic Day, President Murmu said the nation will always remain grateful to Dr BR Ambedkar.
President Droupadi Murmu said that imparting value education from the beginning will help in ushering in a good society.
In an exclusive interview given to Manorama News, Arif Mohammed Khan said the State government must convince him why the chancellor is being changed.
He will assume office on November 9. Justice Chandrachud will serve as CJI for over two years, making it one of the longest terms for a Chief Justice in the recent past.
The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed the President's three-day UK visit on Wednesday as India's head of state was invited for the state funeral in London.