On the eve of the Republic Day, President Ramnath Kovind has declared the highest honor of Bharat Ratna to three famous personalities. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, renowned composer Bhupen Hazarika and RSS leader and social worker Nanaji Deshmukh are the country’s highest Civil honors will be awarded ‘Bharat Ratna’. In a statement released from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday, it was said that Nanaji Deshmukh and Bhupen Hazarika will be honored posthumously.
Pranab Mukherjee to Bharat Ratna
Prior to becoming President, Pranab Mukherjee was a senior Congress leader. He also held important positions in the UPA-1 and UPA-II governments. A few months ago, there was a lot of debate about his involvement in the Sangh program. After becoming President, Pranab said that now he is not from any party, but from whole country.
Pranav did tweet, daughter wrote – proud moment
After the announcement of Bharat Ratna, former President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted, “I accept this great honor with a sense of humility and gratitude towards the people of the country. I always say and I repeat that more than I have given, I have met people from my great country. Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter and Delhi Women’s Congress President Sharmishtha Mukherjee tweeted, “A moment of pride and joy for the family.”
Nanaji was associated with Jana Sangh
Nanaji Deshmukh associated with the Sangh was formerly associated with the Jana Sangh. After the formation of the Janata Party government in 1977, he did not accept the post of minister and worked for the extension of various projects under the Deendayal Research Institute throughout life. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government nominated him a member of the Rajya Sabha. During Vajpayee’s tenure, the Indian government provided him with Padma Vibhushan for exemplary contributions in the field of education, health and rural self-reliance.
Bhupen Hazarika was related to the Northeast state of Assam. In addition to its original language Assamese, Bhupen Hazarika sang songs in many Indian languages including Hindi, Bangla He sang Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite hymn ‘Vaishnav Jan’ in the film ‘Gandhi to Hitler’. He was also honored with Padma Bhushan. Born on September 8, 1926 in Sadiya, India’s northeastern state of Assam, Hazarika sang his first song at the age of 10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and expressed happiness on giving Bharat Ratna to all the three celebrities.
PM says, pranav da best politician
PM Modi tweeted about Pranab Mukherjee, “Pranav da is an excellent politician of our time. He has served the country with selfless selflessness for decades. He has left a strong impression on the development path of the nation. ‘ Praising Mukherjee’s knowledge, the PM said that I am glad that he has been given Bharat Ratna.
‘Praise of Hazarika’s songs and music’
Regarding Hazarika, the PM wrote, “People of every generation of songs and music of Mr. Bhupen Hazarika have praised him. Through this, he delivered the message of justice, harmony and brotherhood. He made India’s music tradition popular on the world. Bhupen Da was given the Bharat Ratna on his happiness.
Regarding Nanaji, the PM wrote, “The important contribution of Nanaji Deshmukh towards rural development showed a new way to empower the people of our village. He is truly India Bharat Ratna. ‘
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