Everyday new names from different walks of life are added to the list of nominees of Bharat Ratna award and one is surprised why government doesn't announce the award.
THE LATEST additions are Tensing Sherpa, the 1STMount Everest climber along with Edmund Hillary and Abhinav Bhindra, the Beijing Olympics shooting gold medalist. You never know tomorrow morning the name of Gagan Narang, the World Record Holder in Shooting may too appear in our media. We never know how many are yet to come in.
Let us wait and watch till it’s finalized but the equation is becoming more and more tough and complicated every day. It is indeed very difficult test for the clearing/ selection Committee. So far other contestants for the award are Sachin, a great cricketer, Major Dhyan Chand, an international hockey legend, Ambitabh Bachhan , a film actor, Mirza Galib, an Urdu poet and Mr Homi Bhave, a great scientist.
All mentioned above are great in their own fields and finally who makes it will be known very shortly. Let us wait and watch the Bharat Ratna Final. All of them stand a fair chance but only one has to be awarded unless we make a waiting list for next year as per merit list decided by the selection committee.
Let us make sure that we award our heroes when they are alive and not posthumously. Lastly the only choice for the prestigious award should be