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A journey of service and achievement, Shri L.K. Advani’s Bharat Ratna Ceremony

March 31, 2024: In an influential ceremony that was held at her residence in New Delhi today, the President of India, Honorable Smt. Droupadi Murmu, conferred the prestigious Bharat Ratna upon Shri L.K. Advani, marking a significant recognition of his remarkable contributions to Indian politics and public service.

The ceremonial occasion was witnessed in the presence of distinguished dignitaries, including the Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, and Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah, who graced the occasion with their esteemed presence. The family members of Shri Advani were also in attendance, adding a personal touch to the grand ceremony.

Shri L.K. Advani, a stalwart in Indian politics, has had a profound impact on the nation’s socio-political landscape for decades. His dedication, leadership, and unwavering commitment to the welfare of the nation have left an indelible mark on the annals of Indian history.

The conferment of the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor, upon Shri Advani, is a fitting tribute to his illustrious career spanning several decades. It underscores his invaluable contributions to the nation’s progress and his steadfast advocacy for the principles of democracy, governance, and national unity.

Who is Lal Krishna Advani?

Lal Krishna Advani is a well-known Indian politician, he is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is a right-wing political party in India. Mr. Advani played a significant role in the order of shaping the country’s political landscape. He was born on November 8, 1927, in Karachi, British India (now in Pakistan). Advani served as the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under the leadership of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He also held various other important ministerial positions in the Indian government throughout his career.

His contributions

He served as the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under the leadership of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Advani is considered one of the leading proponents of Hindutva, a nationalist ideology that seeks to promote Hindu culture and values.

He has been instrumental in shaping India’s political discourse, particularly on issues related to national security, terrorism, and governance. He has been a vocal advocate for a strong and assertive Indian stance on these matters. In recognition of his contributions to Indian politics, Lal Krishna Advani was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2015.

Why is he getting Bharat Ratna?

He played a crucial role in shaping Indian politics, especially in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His leadership and contributions during his long political career, which spans several decades, have been acknowledged by many within and outside the political sphere. The nomination for the Bharat Ratna is seen as a recognition of his significant role in Indian politics and society.

“He has made unparalleled efforts towards furthering national unity and cultural resurgence. The conferring of the Bharat Ratna on him is a very emotional moment for me. I will always consider it my privilege that I got countless opportunities to interact with him and learn from him,” PM Modi said.


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