LK Advani gets Bharat Ratna; says, ‘Honour for me, my ideas and principles’

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani recently received the Bharat Ratna award on Saturday. While receiving the prestigious award, he said that it is an honour not only for him as a person but also for the ideals and principles to which he stood by all these years.

An official statement was issued by Advani, where he wrote, “With utmost humility and gratitude, I accept the ‘Bharat Ratna’ that has been conferred on me today. It is not only an honour for me as a person, but also for the ideals and principles that I have strobe to serve throughout my life to the best of my ability…”
“Ever since I joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as its volunteer…. I have sought reward in only thing – in dedicated and selfless service of my beloved country in whatever task life assigned to me…” he added.

It was on Saturday when Lal Krishna Advani, who is a prominent figure in the BJP party, who had played an important role in bringing the party to national prominence through his Rath Yatra, was honoured with the Bharat Ratna, which is the country’s highest civilian award.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Advani and said, “I am very happy to share that Shri LK Advani Ji will be conferred the Bharat Ratna. I also spoke to him and congratulated him on being conferred this honour.” “One of the most respected statesmen of our times, his contribution to the development of India is monumental. His is a life that started from working at the grassroots to serving the nation as our Deputy Prime Minister. He distinguished himself as our Home Minister and I&B Minister as well…” the PM further added.

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