May 21, 2019

Bharat Ratna: Most deserving has to wait – Hockey Wizard Major Dhyanchand

Apart from A to Z scams, Governance and Transparency were other Mantras sold by Modiji during his election campaigns in 2014. Some continue along with an over dose of Development (though rightly but not required as RWs have faith in him) and Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas even now.

While this article has the sole purpose of reminding all RWs and Modiji that some decision should be taken without the nation following up or creating a compulsive JALLIKUTTU kind situation. It also wants to remind Modiji that decision on Sharad Pawar Padma award has diluted all the good work put into the most deserving list of Padma Awards so far.

Having spent my childhood and college days in Jhansi and staying very close to Hockey Wizard Major DhanChand Home I have seen him living in limitation. A selfless person who donated a major chunk of land in prime location of Jhansi named Heroes Club for budding players to practice. This was formed in 1922. Major Dhyanchand Samadhi Sthal is in the same ground.

Thankfully Samajwadi Party has never ever shown interest to take over that huge ground for their party activity. For the ones who are not aware he had serious financial problem in his last days. He was admitted in the general ward of AIIMS. Those were Congress days. Blame them as much as possible. What has BJP under Modiji done?

Twice a year ( birth and death anniversary) everyone does customary lip service. Is that enough for a player of Major DhyanChand caliber? If any one from Sports had to be given Bharat Ratna then Hockey Wizard Major DhyanChand had the first right. Not Sachin Tendulkar (with due respect to him). That was congress work. Recommendations have been made and under consideration in 2014. For how long? The government talks about eliminating red tapism, what is this?

Team BJP timing of making important announcement is at times horrible. When entire nation was hooked on to TV screens at 7:30 PM on December 31, 2016 to hear some great announcement, there was nothing for middle class. It was ideal time for announcing Income Tax relief. Now if the same is announced it looks like an Election Bonanza.

Padma Award to Murli Manohar Joshi could have waited but this might give required BOOST ENERGY to veteran leader and brahmin votes in UP. If Election is on mind then too Bharat Ratna to Hockey Wizard Major DhyanChand would have been a good idea as Bundelkhand is one area that is keeping tab on the much awaited award.

From 2014 onwards this is under consideration. This just shows the intent and we talk about respecting our Sports HERO.

A honor not given till date should not be given also in future. Major DhyanChand is the greatest. He deserves respect and not an award after pleading (it is the people who are following up and not his family) with the government. He lived and died with Dignity. If he had money and glamour in mind, he would have stayed back in Germany after the Olympics. But he loved his country.

In 1935 Don Bradman and Dhyan Chand happened to meet at Adelaide. After watching Dhyan Chand in action, Don Bradman remarked  “He scores goals like runs in cricket”. 

Irony Major Dhyan Chand’s birthday, August 29, is celebrated as National Sports Day inMajor_dhyanchand India. Major sports awards like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna are given on this day. Where does Big Tree fame name comes here. This should be replaced by Major DhyanChand name.

His last words needs to be shared so that ones who picked up Sharad Pawar name should not repeat this in future.

“When I die, the world will cry, but India’s people will not shed a tear for me, I know them.”

… Major DhyanChand

Picture Credit: India TV 


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