NEW DELHI, February 4, Sandipan Sharma: Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and famous researcher Prof C N R Rao were given the nation’s most noteworthy citizen honor Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.
Tendulkar, aged 40, who resigned from international cricket on last November 16 last year, is the first sportsman of india to be presented with the honor .
Talking after the concise function in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Durbar Hall Tendulkar, in a dark bandhgala suit, said, “I will keep on batting for India. Despite the fact that my cricket has ceased, I will keep on batting for India and attempt my best to give individuals of India motivation to grin.” He devoted his grant to his mother and to all the moms in distinguish ment for their work in satisfying the goals of their kids.
PM Manmohan Singh, UPA administrator Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Hamid Ansari and a few bureau priests were available at the function that endured in the vicinity of six minutes. Tendulkar was joined by his wife Anjali and girl Sara.
Rashtrapati Bhavan staff had an intense time regulating the social occasion, a hefty portion of whom needed to shake hands with Tendulkar and take his signature on the booklet issued by the home service for the event.
Tendulkar and Rao, both of whom are beneficiaries of Padma Vibhushan – the nation’s second most noteworthy citizen honor, today joined a rundown of 41 prominent natures who have been deliberated with the grant that is given in distinguishment of extraordinary administration of the most astounding request since it was initiated in 1954.
The Bharat Ratna was advertised a hole of four years later with Hindustani music doyen Bhimsen Joshi being the last beneficiary in 2009.