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Confer Bharat Ratna to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev: Manish Tewari urges PM Modi

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 October 2019, 10:41 IST
Manish Tewari

Congress Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accord India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Tewari said Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev 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 stated in the letter dated October 25.

"If 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, Chandigarh (Mohali). This gesture would touch the hearts and souls of 124 crore Indians," it read.

Earlier, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi also vouched to confer Bharat Ratna to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

-ANI

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First published: 26 October 2019, 10:41 IST
 
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