Bharat Ratna is India highest civilian award. The Bharat Ratna, the country highest civilian award, is given to individuals who perform outstanding work in the field of art, sports and industry. The award was instituted by President Rajendra Prasad in 1954.
For the first time, this honor was given to the Governor of India Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and scientist Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. So today, through this article, we know about the facilities available to the people who get Bharat Ratna. Apart from this, we will tell you many more interesting facts related to Bharat Ratna.
Some interesting facts about Bharat Ratna
Only three people can receive this award at a time. Since 1954, only 48 people have received this honor.
Sachin Tendulkar is the youngest recipient of the Bharat Ratna. He received this award at the age of 40. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2014 for his outstanding performance in sports.
Indira Gandhi was the first woman prime minister of India.
What the benefit?
A person who is awarded the Bharat Ratna is given the status equivalent to a cabinet minister.
The winner of Bharat Ratna is given tax exemption. Not only this, this person can take part in the meetings and arms of the Parliament of India.
Those who receive the Bharat Ratna can travel free of cost by train, plane or bus.
Bharat Ratna awardees can travel to any corner of the country. He has been accorded the status of a state guest.
The winner of the award gets a place in the protocol after the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Chief Justice, Lok Sabha Speaker, Cabinet Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, former Presidents, former Prime Ministers, former Chief Ministers, Leader of Opposition in both Houses of Parliament. The recipient of this honour is a VIP for the country.
Let us tell you that no prize money is given with the Bharat Ratna award.
Bharat Ratna awardees are entitled to a diplomatic passport. The maroon passport is issued to Indian diplomats and high-ranking government officials. Diplomatic passport holders get many facilities from embassies to travel abroad. They don’t need a visa. The process of immigration is also faster than the rest.