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Have Got More From People Of Our Country Than I Have Given: Pranab Mukherjee On Being Given Bharat Ratna

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika will be conferred the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.

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Have Got More From People Of Our Country Than I Have Given: Pranab Mukherjee On Being Given Bharat Ratna
Former president Pranab Mukherjee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna.
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Have Got More From People Of Our Country Than I Have Given: Pranab Mukherjee On Being Given Bharat Ratna
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2019-01-25T23:16:44+05:30

Former president of India Pranab Mukherjee on Friday expressed gratitude on being conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award.

"It is with a deep sense of humility and gratitude to the people of India that I accept this great honour #BharatRatna bestowed upon me.  I have always said and I repeat, that I have got more from the people of our great country than I have given to them," he said in a tweet.

 

Mukherjee, fondly known as 'Pranab Da', was the president between 2012 and 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Mukherjee is an outstanding statesman of present times who has served the nation selflessly and tirelessly for decades, leaving a strong imprint on the nation's growth trajectory.

"His (Mukherjee) wisdom and intellect have few parallels. Delighted that he has been conferred the Bharat Ratna," Modi said.

Apart from Mukherjee, Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika will be conferred with the award.

The Bharat Ratna will be conferred after a gap of four years. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and founder of Banaras Hindu University Madan Mohan Malviya were given the award by the Narendra Modi government in 2015.

(With inputs from PTI)


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