BHARAT RATNA for Former PMs PV Narasimha Rao & Chaudhary Charan Singh and scientist MS Swaminathan

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced on 10 February, 2024 that former Prime Ministers Shri PV Narasimha Rao and Shri Chaudhary Charan Singh, alongside renowned agricultural scientist Shri MS Swaminathan, will be awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi informed about Bharat Ratna for former Prime Minister Shri PV Narasimha Rao. He mentioned that Shri Narasimha Rao’s tenure as Prime Minister was marked by significant measures that opened India to global markets, fostering a new era of economic development.

Shri Narendra Modi also informed about the conferment of the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister Shri Chaudhary Charan Singh. He praised the leader for dedicating his entire life to the rights of farmers and their welfare.

Along with these Dr. MS Swaminathan, known for his pivotal role in the Green Revolution, will be conferred the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. The Prime Minister said Dr. MS Swaminathan’s visionary leadership has not only transformed Indian agriculture but also ensured the nation’s food security and prosperity.

BJP National President Shri JP Nadda, Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Shai Amit Shah and other leaders across political parties have hailed the decision to award Bharat Ratna to PV Narasimha Rao, Chaudhary Charan Singh and M S Swaminathan and hailed the PM Shri Narendra Modi for rising above party politics.