In an attempt to connect with the local populace, BJP vice president and nominee for the Darjeeling parliamentary seat SS Ahluwalia has said mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa deserves Bharat Ratna and the BJP will look into the matter if voted to power.
Amid the debate over Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said the highest civilian award had been conferred on him as "the whole nation wanted the greatest honour" for the celebrated cricketer.
Finally, Bollywood has woken up to the idea of adapting life and times of legendary sportspersons on celluloid. After the humungous success of ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ and the much awaited ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ based on real life Indian athletes Paan Singh Tomar and Milkha Singh respectively, a film on hockey icon Dhayan Chand is in the pipeline.
Hundreds of school and college students, inmates of sports hostel and sports lovers here joined in observing the National Sports Day on Sunday on the birth anniversary of legendary hockey star Dhyan Chand.
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