Bharat Ratna :2019,the highest civilian award conferred to Pranab Mukherjee and Nanaji Deshmukh

Highlights:

  • 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 Shishu Mandir,
  • 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)