On Sunday, 27 January Ashok Kumar, the son of Major Dhyan Chand, said that just like past UPA government, the current NDA government have”failed to comprehend” the contribution of his father Major Dhyan Chand. This is the third time when Bharat Ratna designation for hockey wizard got rejected.
In 2013, sports include as the category of Bharat Ratna. Sachin Tendulkar was the first and till now only one sportsperson who met with nation’s most elevated civilian award.
The new thing about this year is that Bharat Ratna will be presented to previous President Pranab Mukherjee. Posthumously, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh, Jan Sangh pioneer and music doyen Bhupen Hazarika are being honored with Bharat Ratna.
Ashok Kumar the son of Major Dhyanchand said, “The whole world recognizes his contribution to Hockey. His statues have been installed not only in India but in the UK and the Netherlands also. I think the government, whether it is led by BJP or the Congress, they have failed to understand his stature and contribution to the world of sports.”
Ashok Kumar added, “We are normally disillusioned. Us, as well as every one of the games darlings, needed Bharat Ratna for him. The government ought to comprehend the estimation of Bharat Ratna and it ought not to be affected by legislative issues.” Ashok Kumar is also a bronze medallist in Olympic at Munich on 1972.
Indian hockey recognized its grace under Major Dhyan Chand who managed the country to win three Olympic gold awards respectively in 1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles) and 1936 (Berlin).
Former sports minister Ajay Maken, Jitendra Singh and Vijay Goel had prescribed his name for the highest civilian honor.
Numerous previous Olympians additionally drove a dissent requesting Bharat Ratna for him in 2016. In excess of 80 MPs additionally requested the equivalent in 2011.
Olympian and Kumar’s one-time colleague Aslam Sher Khan said that in a perfect world he ought to get Bharat Ratna honor.
“We are surprised that we have stadium behind his name, national games awards are given on his birthday however government did not deliberate him with Bharat Ratna.
“In games, Hockey met with its glorious part under his control, and in hockey, Dhyan Chand has all merits to possess Bharat Ratna. I don’t comprehend why governments have turned to dumb ear to this certified demand,” said the previous MP.
Aslam additionally said that at this time an Olympic medallist (Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore) is on nation’s games serve but Major Dhyan Chand is scorned the most now.
Aslam said, “Our sports minister himself is a silver medallist in an Olympic sport. When we talk about Olympic it reminds the unprecedented eight gold medals in Hockey. Despite having him as a sports minister, we have to demand Bharat Ratna for one of our most beloved Olympic legends,”.
Another recognized previous national chief Dilip Tirkey has said that the legislature should regard the assumptions of games clique.
Former MP added more, “It’s sad that till now we are waiting. Not only Dhyan Chand but Hockey has produced legends like Balbir Singh Sr. (the only triple gold medallist apart from Dhyan Chand), KD Singh Babu and many more who also deserve this honor. The government should not ignore the sentiments of not only sports fraternity but the whole country,”
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