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New Delhi, 12th Feb. Former Bihar Chief Minister Jannayak Karpoori Thakur received the Bharat Ratna, the Bharatiya government had announced in January. It was also recently announced that former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani would receive the Bharat Ratna. Following this, the Central Government has now declared that scientist MS Swaminathan, the father of the Green Revolution, and former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, as well as PV Narasimha Rao, will receive the highest civilian award, the “Bharat Ratna.” This information was provided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a social media post. Thus far, Bharat Ratna awards have been given to 53 individuals, including scientist MS Swaminathan, public leader Karpuri Thakur, former Prime Minister LK Advani, Chaudhary Charan Singh, PV Narasimha Rao, and Chaudhary Charan Singh.
#WATCH | Delhi: On the announcement of Bharat Ratna to be conferred upon PV Narasimha Rao, Chaudhary Charan Singh and MS Swaminathan, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla says, "…It's good that Bharat Ratna is to be conferred upon PV Narasimha Rao who brought the biggest economic… pic.twitter.com/1ogWOYjheQ
— ANI (@ANI) February 9, 2024
It is encouraging to see Chaudhary Charan Singh’s dedication to democracy
The fact that former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh is receiving a Bharat Ratna honor is a stroke of luck for our government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started lately. This honor is devoted to his unparalleled service to the nation. His whole life had been devoted to promoting the welfare and rights of farmers. Throughout his tenure as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the nation’s Home Minister, and even as an MLA, he consistently contributed to the development of the nation. He was also adamantly opposed to the Emergency. The entire country finds inspiration in his devotion to our farmer brothers and sisters and his support of democracy during the Emergency.
The reign of Narasimha Rao was crucial
Narasimha Rao was a great statesman and scholar who had rendered significant service to India in a number of roles. His tenure as Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister, a Union Minister, and a long-serving member of the legislature and assembly all leave him with equally lasting memories. His enlightened guidance played a crucial role in propelling Bharat’s economy forward, providing a strong basis for its affluence and advancement. A new era of economic growth was ushered in by significant measures taken by Prime Minister Narasimha Rao that opened Bharat to international markets. Moreover, his contributions to the domains of education, language, and foreign policy highlight his multifarious legacy as a leader who not only guided Bharat through momentous changes but also enhanced its intellectual and cultural heritage.
It is a matter of immense joy that the Government of India is conferring the Bharat Ratna on Dr. MS Swaminathan Ji, in recognition of his monumental contributions to our nation in agriculture and farmers’ welfare. He played a pivotal role in helping India achieve self-reliance in… pic.twitter.com/OyxFxPeQjZ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 9, 2024
Dr. Swaminathan’s contribution to Bharat’s agricultural self-sufficiency
Dr. Swaminathan made exceptional efforts to modernize Bharatiya agriculture and that he was instrumental in assisting Bharat in becoming self-sufficient in its agricultural sector during difficult times. His tremendous contributions as a mentor and innovator who inspired many students to pursue learning and research is acknowledgeable. In addition to revolutionizing Bharatiya agriculture, Dr. Swaminathan’s visionary leadership has guaranteed the prosperity and food security of the nation.
Today marks a historic moment as Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, is conferred to former PMs Chaudhary Charan Singh & PV Narasimha Rao, and agricultural scientist Dr. MS Swaminathan, for their monumental contributions to India's progress.#BharatRatna pic.twitter.com/IkrViuXvI8
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) February 9, 2024
The sixth celebrity to be awarded the honor in a decade.
Ten individuals have received the highest honor during the nearly ten years of the Modi administration; this year, five names, including Karpoori Thakur, were announced. This highest honor was previously granted to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 2015, during the first term of the Modi government. The recipients of this honor were the late Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika, and Nanaji Deshmukh. It was announced to bestow the highest honor on three individuals four years later, just months after the most recent Lok Sabha elections.
Chaudhary Charan Singh
The fifth Prime Minister of Bharat, Chaudhary Charan Singh, was born in the Hapur village of Noorpur on December 23, 1902. He passed away on May 29, 1987, at the age of 85. From July 28, 1979, to January 14, 1980, Chaudhary Charan Singh was the nation’s fifth Prime Minister. He deserves all the credit for the land reforms in Uttar Pradesh. His contribution to the Departmental Debt Relief Bill, 1939, was significant in its drafting and finalization, as it offered relief to debtors in rural areas. He took the initiative, which led to a significant reduction in the ministers’ salaries and other benefits in Uttar Pradesh. In his capacity as Chief Minister, he was also instrumental in the passage of the Land Holding Act of 1960. The purpose of this Act was to lower the maximum limit on land holding in order to standardize it throughout the entire state.
#BharatRatna For Ex-PM Narasimha Rao, Jat Leader Chaudhary Charan Singh, & MS Swaminathan
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Chaudhary Charan Singh, known as a prominent farmers' leader.
PV Narasimha Rao, known for introducing various liberal reforms to India's economy.
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PV Narasimha Rao
The nation’s ninth Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was regarded as the country’s “father” of economic reforms as well. PV Narasimha Rao was well-versed in a variety of subjects outside of politics, including music, literature, and the arts. This was a result of his multilingual colloquialisms. After surpassing the age of sixty, PV Narasimha Rao learned two computer languages and began writing computer code. Rao was born in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, on June 28, 1921. Rao entered politics and assumed leadership positions in several key departments despite his background as a lawyer and expertise in agriculture. On December 23, 2004, he passed away.
Madras Presidency is the birthplace of renowned agricultural scientist MS Swaminath, who was born in 1925. When Swaminathan’s father passed away, he was just 11 years old. He was raised and educated by his older brother. He was crucial in bringing about a policy that bolstered farmers and in rescuing the nation from famine. Additionally, a commission headed by him was established, and it produced numerous significant suggestions aimed at enhancing the life of farmers. In terms of food grains, he made the nation self-sufficient. In addition to his knowledge of the genome of seeds, Swaminathan also recognized the needs of farmers. For his efforts, Swaminathan has received numerous accolades from both domestic and foreign organizations. On September 28, 2023, of last year, MS Swaminathan passed away in Chennai.. Last year on 28 September 2023, MS Swaminathan died in Chennai.