Campaign launched in UP to demand Bharat Ratna for Chand

Last Updated: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:33

Bhopal: A signature campaign has been
launched in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh to demand that hockey`s
all-time great player, Dhyan Chand be posthomously given the
Bharat Ratna which is the highest civilian honour in the
country.

Around one lakh signatures would be submitted to the
president to seek the Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand, Former
Member of Parliament, Vishwanath Sharma told reporters here
last evening.

Sharma, who played a vital role in getting August 29,
the birthday of Dhyan Chand was Lok Sabha member from 1980 to
1985 and 1991 to 1996.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:33
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