NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR BARATH RATNA AWARD TO GREAT P.V NARASIMHA RAO GARU
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NARENDRA MODI JI,
PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
Respected Prime Minister Sir
Sub: - Requisition – Former P.M PV Narasimha Rao Garu be considered for Bharath Ratna Award
While thanking you for the support being extended by your kind selves we would like to bring to your kind notice a very important issue with regard to conferring Bharath Ratna posthurnously on Late Pv Narasimha Rao garu Former Prime Minister which required proper direction from your end.
Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao (28 June 1921 – 23 December 2004) often referred to as the "Father of Indian Economic Reforms".
“Not taking any decisions is itself a decision.” This iconic statement by the ninth Prime Minister of India, PV Narasimha Rao, made at a time when he was in charge of steering the country away from a state of collapse, can be deemed eternal in a sense.
He took hold of the Prime Minister’s office at a time when the country was on the brink of economic ruin. Additionally, terror still lurked in states like Punjab, Naxal communalism was at a high and India was under pressure to express its allegiance to either America or Russia, a decision which would impact its core, in several ways.
The world, quite simply, was waiting for this unknown man from Telangana to crack. But not only did he refuse to pop a vein, he went ahead with determination to change the course of the country and in doing so, managed to rewrite its economic and political history.
While Rao’s tenure witnessed more than its fair share of challenges, the ones that stood out in particular were the events following the 1993 Bombay blasts and the Latur earthquake that affected thousands of lives in Maharashtra.
After receiving word about the twelve blasts in Mumbai, a first of its kind in India, Rao garu immediately set into motion. Without regards to his personal safety and much against the advice of his ministers, he personally visited each of the affected areas. Upon learning about the Pakistani involvement in the blasts, he didn’t give in to impulse and call for an instant counter-attack. Instead, he asked the Indian intelligence community to invite their foreign counterparts from the US, UK and other Western European countries to send their counter-terrorism experts to Bombay and examine the proof for themselves.
In terms of the Latur earthquake, which witnessed the death of about 10,000 people and the displacement of several more, Rao didn’t waste any time to launch the process of relief-management. He began to structure and implement a series of operations which would mitigate the extent of the damage – through schemes of economic and social reconstruction.
Rao Garu was instrumental in handling and curbing the separatist movements in both Punjab and Kashmir. In Punjab, he did this by holding elections to bring about a stable system of governance, no matter the narrow cut of the electoral base. His government also introduced the ‘Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act’ (TADA), India’s first anti-terrorism legislation, which gave wide powers to the Indian law enforcement agencies while dealing with infiltrators from Pakistan.
Several attempts were made on his life and news of his own party members planning to overthrow him, was abound in the country back then. However, Rao’s feet were planted firmly on the ground and for the course of those five years at the very least; he remained a formidable force to be reckoned with.
Later, as part of his ‘Look East ‘ policy, he expanded India’s engagements with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – which provided a great boost to the Indian economy as well.
P.V.Narasimha Rao was an active freedom fighter during the Indian Independence movement. His tenure as Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is well remembered even today for his land reforms and strict implementation of land ceiling acts in Telangana region. 7 times he elected as a Member of Parliament (LOKSABHA).
Rao Garu had great interest in Indian literature among 16 languages. He was very fluent in many languages including his mother tongue Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, English, Tamil, Urdu, Kannada, Oriya, Sanskrit, French, and Spanish. He was able to speak 17 languages.
Due to his college education in Fergusson College In Pune, he was very prolific reader and speaker of Marathi. He translated the great Telugu literary work Veyipadagalu of Kavi Samraat Viswanatha Satyanarayana into Hindi as Sahasraphan. He also translated Hari Narayan Apte's Marathi novel Pan Lakshat Kon Gheto? (But who thinks?) In to Telugu. He wrote The Insider (novel)
He was also invited to be the chief guest of Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sanmelan where he gave speech in Marathi.
He also appointed Subramanian Swamy, an Opposition party member as the Chairman of the Commission on Labour Standards and International Trade. This has been the only instance that an Opposition Party member was given a Cabinet rank post by the ruling party. He also sent Opposition leader Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to represent India in a UN meeting at Geneva.
P.V. Narasimha Rao was a man of many proportions and layers, but when it came to his country, he had only one goal in mind – to make India reach the best of its insurmountable potential.
Therefore We citizens of India strongly feel that conferring Bharath Ratna Posthumously on Late Pv Narasimha Rao will be a fitting tribute to him for his exceptional service and performance of highest order which made the country proud. We request that Pv Narasimha Rao be considered for Bharath Ratna award.
We have utmost confidence in you, our Hon’ble Prime Minister who is serving the country with distinction as the Pradhan Sevak. We seek your kind and benevolent indulgence and fervently hope that our suggestions given on behalf of crores of Citizens of India merit your kind attention and approval.
The blessings of our Citizens will be upon you – and our country – for a favorable decision from your kind self, Sir.
Thanking you Sir and May God give you all the strength to serve our country,
CHAIRMAN SAMSKAR FOUNDATION
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