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Bhagat Singh And Comrades Deserve Bharat Ratna, Manish Tewari WritesTo PM Modi
BAHRS GLOBAL NEWS, 27 OCT 2019
Staff Reporter, New Delhi : Congress Lok Sabha member Manish Tewari has asked the Centre to confer India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, to the revolutionary trio of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev posthumously.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev had inspired an entire generation of patriots by their unrelenting resistance to British Imperialism.
“I would like to draw your kind attention towards the fact that Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev inspired an entire generation of patriots by their unrelenting resistance to British Imperialism and later their supreme sacrifice on the 23rd of March, 1931,” he said in his letter dated October 25.
Mr. Tewari said the government should confer Bharat Ratna on January 26, 2020 and give them the title of supreme martyrs.
“It would be in the fitness of things that on 26th of January, 2020, all three of them are honoured with the Bharat Ratna. They are formally conferred with the honorific of Shaheed-e-Azam. The Chandigarh airport located in Mohali is named as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Airport. This gesture would touch the hearts and souls of 124 crore Indians,” the letter read.