Bharat Ratna :2019,the highest civilian award conferred to Pranab Mukherjee and Nanaji Deshmukh
- India’s highest civilian award was announced for three
personalities on 25 January 2019 by President Ram Nath Kovind.
- They are Pranab
Mukherjee (former President of India), late Nanaji Deshmukh (social activist)
and late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (singer and composer),
- Late Nanaji Deshmukh, one of the recipients of the Bharat
Ratna for 2019, was the founder of famous school brands knownas Saraswati
- Saraswati Shishu Mandir patronized by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak
Sangh is one of the very popular chain of private schools.
- The first such
school was founded under leadership of Nanaji Deshmukh in Gorakhpur in 1952)