New Delhi, May 5: Rajya Sabha individuals crosswise over partisan divisions today requested that hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand be met with Bharat Ratna, the nation’s most astounding non military personnel honor.
Amid Zero Hour, Chandrapal Singh Yadav (SP) raised the issue of the pro hockey player being denied the most noteworthy regular citizen honor regardless of a few nations and identities, including Adolf Hitler, adulating him for his aptitude with the stick.
Dhyan Chand had won three Olympic gold awards in hockey for India somewhere around 1928 and 1936.
“Major Dhyan Chand got honors and awards over the world including from Adolf Hitler and the British government. Be that as it may, in our nation, he has still not been acknowledged as he ought to have been for making India a force to be reckoned with in hockey,” Yadav said.
He said even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat, had called for presenting Bharat Ratna on Dhyan Chand.
Yadav’s worries were bolstered by individuals crosswise over partisan loyalties and even by Deputy Chairman P J Kurien.
“It has the full backing of the House,” Kurien said.
In March this year, Dilip Tirkey (BJD), previous Indian hockey player, had raised the issue of victimization Indian games like kabaddi and hockey and reminded that Dhyan Chand has not been given the Bharat Ratna.