Who deserves Bharath Rathnas and when?
Bharath Rathna is the Highest Civilian honour given by the President of India..
If you study the list below,you wd be astonished to see:-
That Ambedkar ,Maulana Abul Kalam Azad,JRD Tata and Sardar Patel were recognised for this coveted Honour
After an actor MGR from Tamil Nadu!
In India Bharath Rathna has become a Joke according to me..
No Doubt Sachin is one of the greatest Cricketers,but they shd have honoured Dhayan Chand also alongside if not a Viswanathan Anand!..
I remember having read somewhere that Dhayan Chand was so prolific in Germany Olympics in 1936 that Hitler was watching and cdn’t believe his felicity that he wanted the stick to be broken and a new one given!
Anyway Bharath Rathna is also a Vote Catching Machine in India..
Otherwise when Morarji Desai wanted to honour Rukmini Arundale,who contributed to Bharatha Natyam in as much as a Bis Millah Khan or MS ,also shd have been recognised but since She is not a vote catching Machine the Congress Govt laughed at the very suggestion!
I don’t see any reason why the greatest Nobel Laurette Chandrasekhar,in whose Honour NASA has even named a Space Station doesn’t find any place amidst Rajiv Gandhis and MGRs..
Better to enjoy when ..pe
as quoted by a Joker CBI Director!
Dhayan Chand..(If you care to know!)
India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports is the Dhayan Chand Award which has been awarded annually from 2002 (Instituted by Vajpayee Govt) to sporting figures who not only contribute through their performance but also contribute to the sport after their retirement. The National Stadium,Delhi was renamed Dhayan Chand National Stadium in 2002 in his honour.
His record is mindboggling indeed..
He scored over 1000 goals in his career, from 1926 to 1948
He scored 3 goals in 1936 Olympics against Germany and India defeated Germany infront of Hitler 8-1 after getting defeated by Germany in an earlier match.His brother Roop Singh scored 2 goals!
Total Goals in Major Olympics/Other First class matches:200 !
In a match against USA India defeated 24-1..
Dhayan Chand Scored 12 Goals!
Imagine in an environment where Britishers are ruling us,Dhayand Chand being in the army,practises daily in the Moon Light,getting the name ‘Chand’..gets recognition and promotion too!
Hard work indeed!!
When you can give Sports Awards like Arjun Awards,Dronacharya Awards on Aug29th,recognising Dhayan Chand’s Birthday,it makes no sense to give Bharath Rathna to another sports man,
without giving this Award to Dhayan Chand!!
Dhayan Chand AnecdotesLCourtesy Wikipaedia)
- Once, while playing a hockey game, Major Dhyan Chand was not able to score a goal against the opposition team. After several misses, he argued with the match referee regarding the measurement of the goal post, and amazingly, it was found to not be in conformation with the official width of a goal post under international rules).
- After India played its first match in the 1936 Olympics, Dhyan Chand’s magical stickwork drew crowds from other venues to the hockey field. A German newspaper carried a banner headline: ‘The Olympic complex now has a magic show too.’ The next day, there were posters all over Berlin: Visit the hockey stadium to watch the Indian magician Dhyan Chand in action.
- Legend has it that the Fuhrer was so impressed by Dhyan Chand’s wizardry with the stick that he offered the Indian a chance to move to Germany and the post of Colonel in his army, which the Indian is said to have declined with a smile.
- During a match with Germany in the 1936 Olympics, Dhyan Chand lost a tooth in a collision with the particularly aggressive Germany goalkeeper Tito Warnholtz. Returning to the field after medical attention, Dhyan Chand reportedly told the players to “teach a lesson” to the Germans by not scoring. The Indians repeatedly took the ball to the German circle only to backpedal.
- Cricket world’s legend Don Bradman and Hockey’s greatest player Dhyan Chand once came face to face at Adelaide in 1935, when the Indian hockey team was in Australia. After watching Dhyan Chand in action, Don Bradmanremarked “He scores goals like runs in cricket”
- Residents of Vienna, Austria, honoured him by setting up a statue of him with four hands and four sticks, depicting his control and mastery over the ball.
- A tube station has been named after him in London, along with 358 other past and present Olympic heroes, in the run-up to the Games, starting on 27 July 2012. The Transport for London has brought out a special ‘Olympic Legends Map’, detailing all 361 tube stations. Only six stops have been named after hockey players, with the three Indians – Dhyan Chand, Roop Singh and Leslie Claudius – cornering the majority.
- In Holland, the authorities broke his hockey stick to check if there was a magnet inside.
- Bharath Rathnas
- Late Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi in 2008 : Karnataka
- Kumari Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar in 2001 : Maharashtra
- Late Ustad Bismillah Khan in 2001 for contribution in the field of Arts : Uttar Pradesh
- Prof. Amartya Sen in1999 for Literature & Education : United Kingdom
- Lokpriya Gopinath (posth.) Bordoloi in1999, for Public Affairs : Assam
- Loknayak Jayprakash (Posth.) Narayan in 1999 for Public Affairs: Bihar
- Pandit Ravi Shankar in 1999 for his contribution in the field of Arts : United States
- Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam in 1998 for Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu
- Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi in 1998 for her contribution in the field of Arts : Tamil Nadu
- Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in 1997 for his contribution in the field of Science and Engineering : Delhi
- Smt. Aruna Asaf (Posth.) Ali in 1997 for her contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Delhi
- Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda in 1997 for his contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Gujarat
- Shri JRD Tata in 1992 for his contribution in the field of Trade & Industry : Maharashtra
- Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in 1992 for his contribution in Public Affairs : West Bengal
- Shri Satyajit Ray in 1992 for his contribution in the field of Arts : West Bengal
- Shri Morarji Ranchhodji Desai in 1991 for his contribution in Public Affairs : Gujarat
- Shri Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 for his contribution in Public Affairs : Delhi
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in 1991 for his contribution in Public Affairs : Gujarat
- Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedakr in 1990 for his contribution in Public Affairs : Maharashtra
- Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in 1990 for his contribution in Public Affairs : South Africa
- Shri Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran in 1988 for contribution in Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu
- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan in 1987 for contribution in the field of Social Work : Pakistan
- Shri Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 1983 for contribution in the field of Social Work : Maharashtra
- Mother Teresa in 1980 for contribution in the field of Social Work : West Bengal
- Shri Kumaraswamy Kamraj in 1976 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu
- Shri V.V. Giri in 1975 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Orissa
- Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1971 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
- Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
- Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane in 1963 for contribution in the field of Social Work : Maharashtra
- Dr. Zakir Hussain in 1963 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Andhra Pradesh
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad in 1962 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Bihar
- Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy in 1961 for contribution in the Field of Public Affairs: West Bengal
- Shri Purushottam Tandon in 1961 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
- Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve in 1958 for contribution in the field of Social Work : Maharashtra
- Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant in 1957 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
- Dr. Bhagwan Das in 1955 for contribution in Literature & Education : Uttar Pradesh
- Shri Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955 for contribution in the field of Public Affairs : Uttar Pradesh
- Dr. M. Vishweshwariah in 1955 for contribution in the field of Civil Service : Karnataka
- Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari in 1954 for contribution in Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu
- Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman in 1954 in Science & Engineering: Tamil Nadu
- Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan in 1954 for contribution in Public Affairs : Tamil Nadu