Give Bharat Ratna to Veer Savarkar
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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, commonly known as Veer Savarkar was a fearless freedom fighter, social reformer, writer, dramatist, poet, historian, political leader and philosopher. He remains largely unknown to the masses because of the vicious propaganda against him and misunderstanding around him that has been created over several decades.
This petition is to appeal Prime Minister and President of India to honor him by giving Bharat Ratna.
It has been over 72 years since our nation got freedom but the Indian National Congress and its leaders are still leading the vicious propaganda against Veer Savarkar. They know nothing about him or his work, but still they do not leave a single chance to demean him.
Most of the people who have studied Veer Savarkar’s life and his works feel that awarding the Bharat Ratna (the highest civilian award of India) to him is no match to his sacrifice. But I feel it necessary because when the future generations will see Veer Savarkar in the list of highest revered people of India, they will strive to know more about him. They will realize his absolute dedication to the nation and his foresightedness. They will get inspired and follow his path to make this nation glorious once again. Also, they will honor us because we honored him.
This petition also attempts to bring the life, thought, actions and relevance of Savarkar before a global audience.
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Veer Savarkar - A Legend
- The first political leader to daringly set Absolute Political Independence as India's goal (1900).
- The first Indian political leader to daringly perform a bonfire of foreign (English) clothes (1905).
- The first Indian to organize a revolutionary movement for India's Independence on an international level (1906).
- The first Indian law student who was not called to the English Bar despite having passed his examination and observed the necessary formalities, for his activities to seek India's freedom from the British (1909).
- The only Indian leader whose arrest in London caused legal difficulties for British Courts and whose case is still referred to in the interpretations of the Fugitive Offenders Act and the Habeas Corpus (Rex Vs Governor of Brixton Prison, ex-parte Savarkar)
- The first Indian historian whose book on the 1857 War of Independence was proscribed by British Authorities in India even before its publication. The Governor General had asked the Postmaster General to confiscate copies of the book six months before the book was officially banned (1909).
- The first political prisoner whose daring escape and arrest on French soil became a cause celebre in the International Court of Justice at The Hague. This case was mentioned in many International Treaties at that time (1910).
- The first graduate whose degree was withdrawn by an Indian University for striving for India's freedom (1911).
- The first poet in the world who, deprived of pen and paper, composed his poems and then wrote them on the prison walls with thorns and nails, memorized ten thousand lines of his poetry for years and later transmitted them to India through his fellow-prisoners who also memorized these lines.
- The first revolutionary leader who within less than 10 years gave a death-blow to the practice of untouchability in the remote district of Ratnagiri while being interned there.
- The first Indian leader who successfully started - A Ganeshotsava open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1930), Interdining ceremonies of all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1931), "Patitpavan Mandir", open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (22 February 1931), A cafe open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (01 May 1933).
- The first political prisoner in the world who was sentenced to Transportation for Life twice, a sentence unparalleled in the history of the British Empire.
- The first political leader to embrace death voluntarily by way of Atma Samarpan in the highest tradition of Yoga (1966).
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