Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Atlast... it's announced

This not about the victory of Barack Hussein Obama... its about the announcement of the highest civilian award in one of the largest democracies of the world.
Bharat Ratna, the highest honor awarded for an Indian, has been trivialized with politicians, demanding the honor to be awarded to the party leaders, was last announced in 2001. In a nation where there were leaders who said NO to top awards for great genuine reasons, Bharath Ratna was not announced for the past 6 years just because of fierce politicking. Lots of names were on row: Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Jyoti Basu, Biju Patnaik, Kanshi Ram, Karpoori Thakur, Chaudhary Charan Singh, Jagjivan Ram, Jyotiba Phule ... a lot more.

Atlast on 4th of November 2008, they announced a non-politician: "The Hindustani classical music legend Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is chosen for the Bharat Rathna award".

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