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Chaudhary Charan Singh, Narasimha Rao, MS Swaminathan To Be Honoured By Bharat Ratna

BJP-led NDA government at the Centre declared that Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, will be bestowed upon former Prime Ministers Chaudhary Charan Singh and Narasimha Rao, along with agronomist and agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Feb 9, 2024 14:46 IST
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Chaudhary Charan Singh, Narasimha Rao, MS Swaminathan To Be Honoured By Bharat Ratna: PM Modi
Chaudhary Charan Singh, Narasimha Rao, MS Swaminathan To Be Honoured By Bharat Ratna: PM Modi

BJP-led NDA government at the Centre declared that Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, will be bestowed upon former Prime Ministers Chaudhary Charan Singh and Narasimha Rao, along with agronomist and agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan.

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Chaudhary Charan Singh

In a tweet announcing the news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed, “Our government is privileged to honor former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh with the Bharat Ratna. This recognition is a tribute to his unparalleled contributions, dedicating his entire life to championing the rights and welfare of farmers.”

“Whether serving as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister of the country, or an MLA, he consistently propelled the nation’s development. Chaudhary Charan Singh also stood resolute against the Emergency, displaying dedication to our farming community and unwavering commitment to democracy during challenging times,” he added.

Dr. MS Swaminathan

Turning to Dr. MS Swaminathan, PM Modi shared, “It brings immense joy that the Government of India is conferring the Bharat Ratna on Dr. MS Swaminathan, acknowledging his monumental contributions to our nation in agriculture and farmers’ welfare. His pivotal role in guiding India towards self-reliance in agriculture and tireless efforts to modernize the sector stand out.”

“We also commend his invaluable work as an innovator and mentor, fostering learning and research among students. Dr. Swaminathan’s visionary leadership not only revolutionized Indian agriculture but also secured the nation’s food security and prosperity. Having known him closely, I have always valued his insights and inputs,” he continued.

PV Narasimha Rao

Regarding PV Narasimha Rao, PM Modi expressed, “Delighted to share that our former Prime Minister, Shri PV Narasimha Rao Garu, will be honored with the Bharat Ratna. A distinguished scholar and statesman, Narasimha Rao Garu served India extensively in various capacities, leaving an indelible mark on Andhra Pradesh as Chief Minister, Union Minister, and Member of Parliament and Legislative Assembly.”

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“Narasimha Rao Garu’s visionary leadership played a pivotal role in making India economically advanced, laying a solid foundation for the country’s prosperity and growth. His tenure as Prime Minister brought significant measures that opened India to global markets, ushering in a new era of economic development. His contributions to India’s foreign policy, language, and education sectors underscore his multifaceted legacy as a leader who not only navigated India through critical transformations but also enriched its cultural and intellectual heritage.”

First published on: Feb 09, 2024 12:58 PM IST

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