Sachin missed Bharat Ratna
Reports say that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not recommend Sachins name for the award.
Recently, the central government has cleared all the hurdles to award Bharat Ratna (India’s first-highest civilian award) for sports persons. At that time, the Sports Minister Ajay Maken himself has announced that amendments were being made in the eligibility criteria for Bharat Ratna which includes sports personsa, which would pave the way for wizard of hockey Dhyan Chand and run machine Sachin Tendulkar.
However, Sachin’s missed out due to some reasons. While hockey legend Dhyan Chand and mountaineer Tenzing Norgay would take the top honour and also enters into record books as the first two sports persons to get the highest civilian honour of the country.
Since many years, Bharat Ratna was restricted to fields such as arts, literature, science and public service, as the government found it difficult to consider those outside these fields including sports. With Government initiative, Bharat Ratna can now be awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order ‘in any field of human endeavour’.
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