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Bharat Ratna Awards | Chaudhary Charan Singh, M. S. Posthumously awarded 'Bharat Ratna' to 4 people including Swaminathan leader


Leaders Online Desk: Former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, P. V. Dr. Narasimha Rao, Agricultural Scientist. M. S. Swaminathan, former Bihar Chief Minister Karpuri Thakur was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously. His family accepted the honor. The ceremony was organized at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Chaudhary Charan Singh's grandson Jayant Singh, p. V. Narasimha Rao's son P.V. Prabhakar Rao and M. S. Nitya Rao, daughter of Swaminathan and Ramnath Thakur, son of Karpuri Thakur accepted the award. (Bharat Ratna Awards)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP National President J. P. Nadda, Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge and others were present.

Meanwhile, senior BJP leader LK Advani will be honored with the Bharat Ratna on Sunday. President Murmu will visit LK Advani's residence and present him with this prestigious award. Sources have informed that this decision was taken due to Advani's ill health.

The central government had announced to give Bharat Ratna to 5 dignitaries this year. After coming to power in 2014, Madan Mohan Malviya, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika and Nanaji Deshmukh have been honored with the Bharat Ratna during the tenure of Prime Minister Modi. Now in 2024 5 persons were given Bharat Ratna. Due to this, 53 people have received this honor so far.

People of Bihar are very happy today- Ramnath Thakur

The family of former Bihar Chief Minister Karpuri Thakur was present at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today during the distribution of Bharat Ratna Award by President Murmu. His son and JDU leader Ram Nath Thakur said, “People of Bihar and the country are as happy as I am today. Nitish Kumar had continuously requested the Government of India to award the Bharat Ratna to Karpuri Thakur.”

“It is our government's fortune that former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh is being honored with 'Bharat Ratna'. This honor is dedicated to his immense contribution to the country. He dedicated his entire life for the rights and welfare of farmers. Whether it was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh or as the Home Minister and MLA of the country, he always accelerated nation building. He stood firm even against the Emergency. His dedication to our farmer brothers and sisters and his commitment to democracy during the Emergency is an inspiration to the entire country.” This was said by PM Modi earlier. (Bharat Ratna Awards)

Jananayak Karpuri Thakur, pioneer of social justice

Former Bihar Chief Minister Karpuri Thakur, who is considered the founder of the concept of social justice, was honored with 'Bharat Ratna' (posthumously). Karpuri Thakur was the first non-Congress Chief Minister of Bihar. Karpuri Thakur became an MLA for the first time by winning the first assembly elections held in 1952. After that, he held the post of Chief Minister of the state twice and Deputy Chief Minister once. Karpuri Thakur is also known as a pioneer of social justice. Against this backdrop, a formal announcement was made by the President's Office that Karpuri Thakur has been awarded this year's Bharat Ratna Award (posthumously). The Government of India is honored to announce the conferment of the highest civilian award on late Karpuri Thakur, a veteran of social justice and an inspirational figure in Indian politics, the government said in a statement. This prestigious award is a tribute to the tireless struggle of Karpuri Thakur who dedicated his life for the upliftment of the underprivileged and fought for social justice throughout his life. Affectionately known as 'Jana Nayak', Thakur's simplicity in his personal conduct was very inspiring and his contribution to Indian politics was invaluable, the government statement added.

M. who transformed Indian agriculture. S. Swaminathan

Dr. Govt of India for his remarkable contribution to agriculture and farmers welfare in the country. M. S. Swaminathan He has been honored with Bharat Ratna, It is a matter of great joy.” He played an important role in helping India become self-reliant in agriculture during challenging times and made great efforts to modernize Indian agriculture. Dr. Swaminathan His visionary leadership not only transformed Indian agriculture but also ensured the country's food security and prosperity Prime Minister Modi had said that.

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