Its latest update comes out that Indian Govt make all necessary amendments for Sachin Tendulkar to award him Bharat Ratna India Most prestigious award.
Dhyan Chand an Hockey great players is also included for this list.Now Indian Govt will give both of them Bharat Ratna Award soon.
The Bharat Ratna will now be awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order “in any field of human endeavour” – covering almost all the fields that had earlier remained out of the purview of this civilian award.
Earlier, it was restricted to areas like “Art, Literature, Science and Public Service”, making it difficult for government to consider names of those, who contributed immensely to other fields, including sports.
“The change is made through notification by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on recommendation of the home and sports ministries,” said a senior official.
Supporting sports ministry’s demand to include ‘sports’ as a category for the award of Bharat Ratna, the home ministry had written to the PMO in July, asking it to take the call as the decision would help outstanding sportspersons to be considered for the highest civilian award.
So far, 41 people have been conferred with Bharat Ratna. The first three Indians, who received the prestigious award, were Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari and Sarvapali Radhakrishnan in 1954. There is no written provision that Bharat Ratna should be awarded to Indian citizens only.
Bharat Ratna Award for Sachin Tendulkar and Dhyan Chand
The award has been conferred to a naturalized Indian citizen Mother Teresa (1980) and to two non-Indians – Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Nelson Mandela (1990). Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was the last recipient of the award in 2009.
Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra Prasad, Lata Mangeshkar, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Amartya Sen, Jayprakash Narayan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, M S Subbulakshmi, J R D Tata, A P J Abdul Kalam, Rajiv Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Morarji Desai and Bhimrao Ambedkar are among the other recipients of Bharat Ratna.