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PM Modi Announced- L K Advani To Be Awarded Bharat Ratna Award

Utkarsh Classes 03-02-2024
PM Modi Announced- L K Advani To Be Awarded Bharat Ratna Award Award and Honour 3 min read

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani will be honored with Bharat Ratna.

About LK Advani

  • Lal Krishna Advani was born on November 8, 1927 in Karachi, present-day Pakistan.
  • He served as the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the longest period since its foundation in 1980.
  • He was first Home Minister and later Deputy Prime Minister in the cabinet of Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1999–2004).
  • He is one of the co-founders and Upar Advani ji served as the 7th Deputy PM. He is one of the co-founders of the BJP and a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). 
  • Advani holds the record for being the longest-serving Home Minister and the longest-serving Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
  • He was the BJP's prime ministerial candidate during the 2009 general elections.
  • Advani is widely regarded as a man of great intellectual ability, strong principles and unwavering support for the idea of ​​a strong and prosperous India.

About Bharat Ratna

  • Bharat Ratna is India's highest civilian award and was instituted in 1954. It is awarded to any person regardless of his caste, occupation, status or gender.
  • The award is given in: 
    • recognition of outstanding service or performance in any field of human endeavour.
  • The Prime Minister himself recommends Bharat Ratna recipients to the President and no formal recommendation is required.
  • The recipient is presented with a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a medal.
  • No monetary grant is given in this award. 
  • According to Article 18(1) of the Constitution, it cannot be used as a prefix or suffix to the name of the recipient.

Few Facts About Bharat Ratna

  • The first Bharat Ratna was provided to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir C.V. Raman, and Chakravarti Rajaopalachari in 1954.
  • In 2019, the award was given to three eminent personalities: Nanaji Deshmukh, Pranab Mukherjee and Bhupen Hazarika.
  • Earlier, the PM also announced that former Bihar CM Karpoori Thakur will be posthumously awarded the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.

FAQ

Answer: Karpoori Thakur and LK Advani

Answer: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir C.V. Raman, and Chakravarti Rajagopalachari in 1954

Answer: Prime Minister

Answer: President

Answer: None
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