Bharat Ratna 2024: Agriculture scientist and father of Green Revolution, Dr MS Swaminathan is also being honoured with Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the nation, for former Prime Ministers PV Narasimha Rao, Chaudhary Charan Singh and agricultural scientist Dr MS Swaminathan, posthumously.
Last week, BJP veteran and former deputy prime minister Lal Krishna Advani accepted the honour of Bharat Ratna with “humility and gratitude” and said that the motto — “This life is not mine. My life is for my Nation” — is what inspired his life.
He extended his gratitude towards the two persons, with whom he had the “honour of working closely” — Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Earlier in January, President Droupadi Murmu announced that former Bihar chief minister Karpoori will be conferred with Bharat Ratna posthumously.
Bharat Ratna was instituted in the year 1954 and is awarded to people for their exceptional public service and performance of the highest order in any field like literature, science and art.