When Was Bharat Ratna Award Started?


Should Sachin get Bharat Ratna now or after retirement.?

Assuming that Sachin does get Bharat Ratna, when will be the best time. Now or only after he retires from active cricket.

Now is the best time. He deserves it from the moment he scored that mammoth double hundred in one-day cricket.

Frankly speaking the Government of India won't be doing him a favor by awarding him Bharat Ratna. Rather it is him who will be doing a favor to GOI (not Bharat Ratna) by accepting the covetted avard from them. In my honest opinion the value and honour associated with Bharat Ratna will increase many folds if Sachin Tendulkar gets Bharat Ratna. So it is upto GOI to decide whether it wants this favor from Sachin now, later or never. I don't know what more I should say, except that let's stop worrying whether he gets it or not.

Jai Ho, Sachin. Jai Ho!

Does anyone know anything about the Indian Award: Bharat Ratna?

i have to do an acceptance speech for class as someone who recieved this award? what should i say in this speech? who gives the Bharat Ratna, and what are the accomplishments of someone who recieves it? Is it a popular award in India/

Bharat Ratna is India's highest civilian award, awarded for the highest degrees of national service. This service includes artistic, literary, and scientific achievements, as well as "recognition of public service of the highest order". Unlike knights, holders of the Bharat Ratna carry no special title nor any other honorifics, but they do have a place in the order of precedence. Bharat Ratna roughly translates as 'Gem of India'. It was established by the President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad in 2nd January, 1954.

Along with other major national honours, such as the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, the awarding of the Bharat Ratna was suspended from July 13, 1977 to January 26, 1980. The honour has been awarded to forty persons, a list which includes two non-Indians and a naturalized Indian citizen. Originally, the specifications for the award called for a circular gold medal carrying the state emblem and motto, among other things. It is uncertain if a design in accordance with the original specifications was ever made. The actual award is designed in the shape of a pipal leaf and carries the Hindi-written words "Bharat Ratna" on the front. The reverse side of the medal carries the state emblem and motto. The award is attached to a two-inch long ribbon, and was designed to be worn around the recipient's neck.

The original statutes of January 1954 did not make allowance for posthumous awards, though this provision was added in the January 1955 statute. Subsequently, there have been ten posthumous awards, including the award to Subhash Chandra Bose in 1992, which was later withdrawn due to a legal technicality, the only case of an award being withdrawn.

While there was no formal provision that recipients of the Bharat Ratna should be Indian citizens, this seems to have been the general assumption. There has been one award to a naturalized Indian citizen Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa (1980); and two to non-Indians Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1987) and Nelson Mandela (1990).

Bharat Ratna medallion is an image of the Sun along with the words "Bharat Ratna", inscribed in Devanagari script, on a peepul leaf.

What do you think about this award "BHARAT RATNA"?

On this day in 1954 (02 Jan 1954), the highest award of Bharat Ratna was instituted and so far more than 12 Leaders/Other Leadin Citizens have been awarded with Bharat Ratna. Among whom, you think is the real "BHARAT RATNA"? @@Ritesh, रितॆश्, मॆरॆ लियॆ यॆह् तॊ बहुत् मुश्किल् सवाल् है ! ! !

Hello Hon. Member,

At the first instant though your question appears to be of just time passing, taking little more enthusiasm, it gives a wide knowledge about various persons and other achievements. I took interest in browsing various information available on the net and I opine the following. [Kindly note, this is only my opinion, which will sure differ from person to person. No two may go together. Hence, I request no TD for any contributor, since everyone has there own way of expressing their opinion].

1) I understand from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharat_Ratna", as on today there are 41 awarders conferred with this highest 'Bharat Ratna' Award. Of these two were non citizens of India - "Khan Abdul Gaffer Khan" and "Nelson Mandela"

2) Everyone of the awarders, should have been decided by the concerned only after carefully analyzing their contributions and merits. As such everyone is recognized in their field; distinguishing between one & the other is little difficult.

3) Anyway on my opinion:

i) Shri. Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari - Famously known as Rajaji; - Politician, Freedom fighter, Writer, Statesman, as well held various posts including the highest post of the then Governor General of India.

ii) Acharya Vinobha Bhave - Social Worker, Freedom fighter, Lead a selfless life and sacrificed his life for the Nation.

iii) Mother Teresa - Born non-Indian; but took voluntarily Indian citizenship; Selfless service given to poor, orphans, dying patients, etc.

iv) Dr. Abdul Kalam - No need for me to mention anything about this Honorable person; everyone know of his contribution, in keeping our Flag high in the Scientific & Defence fields.

About 'Ritesh': His outburst is realistic & I think many will support him. But I feel his answer may be for a different question 'Who should be given Bharat Ratna'?

BJP calls for the Bharat Ratna for the former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. What is your view on this?

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Vajpayee-turns-87-BJP-demands-Bharat-Ratna-for-him/articleshow/7163967.cms Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee turned 87 Saturday and top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders greeted him on the occasion and demanded that the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, be conferred upon the party patriarch. speaking to reporters, Rajnath Singh said: "Today is the birthday of Atalji. I pray to god that he should be healthy," and added that the government should honour him with the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to the country.

It is a pity that politicians r demanding and politicians r deciding the highest honour Bharat Ratn disgracing it. Quite a few disgraceful people have been awarded this in past. So what Vajpayee is going to get by standing with them. Any way Vajpayee is the most deserving person in politics for the title after Patel. Gandhi won freedom for the country but lost it to a fanatic called Nehru. It is Vajpayee who brought freedom from the fanatic family. Narsimha Rao and Vajpayee have closed the family chapter. They r fighting the loosing battle now. Indian politics can b clearly distinguished between pre Vajpayee and post Vajpayee era. Nation bows b4 Vajpayee for bringing the nation out of the fanatic Nehru era and ushering in an era of progress and mutual co-operation. Vajpayee successfully brought an end to the dogmatic relationship with Pakistan and started building true understanding. He is Bharat Ratn by his deeds, Weather the politicians confer him or not is a different matter.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and the Arjuna Award.?

Write the names of three sports-persons who have been honoured with BOTH, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and the Arjuna Award.

Sachin Tendulkar

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