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Bharat Ratna To Sachin Tendulkar – What’s The Big Deal?

By on Jul 23, 2011 | 1 comment

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I fail to understand the buzz around awarding Bharat Ratna award to Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar has proven several times that he’s the master cricketer and he deserves every award out there. I’m bit surprised to see the confusion Government is creating around this award about ‘Who’s eligible to get it’. Today’s TOI news says that Home Ministry of India has recommended that ‘sports’ can be a category that qualifies for the award. Now only Prime Minister has to approve it so that Sachin Tendulkar gets the award.

…Finally.

Sachin Tendulkar Bharat Ratna Award

Sachin Tendulkar Bharat Award

I mean, when everyone wants to see Sachin Tendulkar with the award, what’s the big deal. It’s in Government’s hand to decide who gets the award and who does not. For me, it doesn’t matter whether Sachin Tendulkar gets an award or not. I believe Sachin is just doing his job – he gets paid to play cricket for India. He also gets Tax Benefits. For me, that’s enough gift.

I also see this move by Governement as a step in diverting people’s attention from the biggest issues. Government does it all the times. Recent Mumbai bomb blasts was just another move to divert people’s attention to ‘terror’, which the Government itself could have created.

Anyway. Congrats, Sachin.



1 Comment

  1. Sanket1729

    July 23, 2011

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    if the Bharat Ratna means someone who has done selfless service to the nation , then Sachin doesn’t quite fit the bill. But if the Bharat Ratna means someone who has excelled in his/her own field , then of course Sachin deserves the award.I don’t see why we should exclude people who have simply excelled but may or may not have done selfless service.A nation should also value it’s artists.

    The public should however not get confused between the two categories. for instance it would be foolish to count Sachin in the same category as B R Ambedkar ,  APJ Abdul Kalam , C Rajagopalachari , Lalbahadur Shashtri and others. But it is fair enough to include him in the league of Lata Mangeshkar , Pt Bhimsen Joshi , Amartya Sen.

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