Posted on January 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM
It is known fact that the first Bharat Ratna was given to our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, but do you know who recommended Jawaharlal Nehru bharat Ratna it was none other than Jawaharlal Nehru himself imagine a scenario where Jawaharlal Nehru write to the President of India standing himself for Bharat Ratna he must have written “dear president there is a leader name Jawahar who has made great contribution for his country India, hence I nominate him for Bharat Ratna”. And it is not only Jawaharlal Nehru who gave Bharat Ratna to himself late Indira Gandhi even Rajiv Gandhi was awarded Bharat Ratna by the Congress government and all this Gandhi Nehru family leader got the Bharat Ratna award in their lifetime.
When BJP Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the Government of India announced that Pranab Mukherjee the former Congress leader and the President of India would be honored with bharat Ratna in the year 2019 there way a huge cry by some describe it is at this closeness to RSS, other because he was not liked by the Gandhi family gave the reason for him awarded with this award and some argue that the politician and specially the politician who is the still active should not have been conferred with this award.
Firstly I agree that a politician and that to a serving politician should not get this award, this should be given to somebody who has made country name proud in the Global world he should be not affiliated to any political party politics then only should be eligible for Bharat Ratna though Pranab Mukherjee was a Congress leader was the finance minister, home minister and foreign minister in Congress government but once you become the president of India you become apolitical person, hence it is nothing wrong in giving award to Pranab Mukherjee he truly deserved it and still if somebody say that it is wrong to give an award to him then what can you say about the above example of Gandhi Nehru family getting that in their lifetime.
For me Bharat Ratan is country highest award it should be given to a person who has made great contribution in his or her respective field for example it should be given to person like Dhyana Chand, PARAM Vir Chakra awardee, security personnel officers, social worker and activist who had made great contribution for the country should get it a political person cannot nominate himself for the award and give it to himself like Jawaharlal Nehru for that matter it should not be given to Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi by their own party because it is not a party award it’s a country award and Pranab Mukherjee is not associated with the present government in any way he has a longstanding political career is a person who has represented India globly and is greatly admired by the people around the globe hence I strongly support this decision do I still firmly believe that how many better persons apart from him who should have been conferred with this award.
Apart from Bharat Ratna there are also other prestigious award like Padma
vibhushan and Padma Shri which is awarded to journalist sports persons making
remarkable contribution in the respective field in time it is seen that this is also
awarded according to one political liking UPA Regime of 2004-14 Padma shree
was awarded to a journalist who was close to the family like Vinod tour Barkha
Dutt, Rajdeep sardesai and Shekhar Gupta in NDA resume of 2014 - 19 the award
is given to a deserving candidate who had made their country proud I believe this
is a way to do it in Congress government many great leader who was deprived of
award of Bharat Ratna where
1 Bhim Rao Ambedkar man who drafted the constitutions of India it was not easy for him after independence from British in the year 1947 he along with different other reputed person made a law which is named constitution he was not awarded this Ratna.
2.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel India first home minister who could easily have been Prime Minister but for Gandhiji one mistake and Nehru power hunger yet he was instrumental in intermingling the different princely state into Indian Constitution he deserves the prize but once again he was deprived by the Congress for more than 50 years.
3.Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose another man who could have been awarded this award but was not he was instrumental in the formation of Azad Hind Fauj who fought Britishers from the year 1939 -43 the forces though defeated but install fear in the mind of Britisher and they came to the realization that they cannot possibly control India and hence granted India independence Subash Chandra bose disappeared mysteriously from our political scenes before independence and the knowledge of his whereabout was not known to anybody for me he should have been awarded this again the Congress deprived him of that.
So this where the above example very few politician were awarded Bharat Ratan by the successive, Congress government they prefer member of their own party there are few other whom I have not mentioned like Lal Bahadur Shastri, PV Narasimha Rao who did great service to this motherland .Giving Bharat Ratna to somebody deserving like them should have been done a long time ago but they were not given Bharat Ratna or their contribution was recognized too late .
Present 3 discipline who received Bharat Ratan are people of great talent and had donegreat work in respective field whether it is Pranab Mukherjee as a politician, Nanaji as social worker our Bhupen Hazarika as musician and singer they are not only proud of their respective state but for the entire nation giving them Bharat Ratna is a good move by a government I think there should be no controversy around this name those who question them should Look upon their times and think that whom they had given Bharat Ratna till date.