Bharat Ratna

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India has created a tradition of brave hearts since eons ago. Most likely, there is insufficient area to measure their sacrifices. However, we cannot overlook those individuals that have actually made our nation proud by mastering their very own fields and bringing us international recognition. Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honor, given for outstanding solution towards the advancement of Art, Literature and Scientific research, and in acknowledgment of Civil service of the highest order. It is additionally not required that Bharat Ratna be granted annually.

The arrangement of Bharat Ratna was introduced in 1954. The first-ever Indian to receive this honor was the famous scientist, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. Since then, several dignitaries, each a whiz in varied aspects of their career has received this desired award.

Our ex-President, Shri A. P. J Abdul Kalam is likewise a recipient of this prestigious honor (1997 ). There is no written stipulation that Bharat Ratna ought to be granted to Indian people only. The award has been granted to a naturalised Indian person, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa (1980) and to 2 non-Indians – Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Nelson Mandela (1990 ). In 2009, the award was conferred on well-known Indian singer Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi. Famous cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and distinguished scientist Prof. C.N.R. Rao have obtained the Bharat Ratna from Head Of State of India on February 4, 2014, in New Delhi.


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