Late Shri Karpoori Thakur ji
In a momentous acknowledgment of an exceptional leader, the Government of India proudly announces the posthumous conferment of the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian award, upon the late Shri Karpoori Thakur ji. Renowned for his unwavering commitment to social justice and his impactful presence in Indian politics, this prestigious accolade serves as a tribute to Thakur’s lifelong dedication to uplifting the marginalized sections of society.
Fondly referred to as ‘Jan Nayak’ (People’s Leader), Shri Karpoori Thakur’s humble demeanor and significant contributions to Indian politics stand as a testament to his enduring legacy. The Bharat Ratna recognizes his profound impact on social justice and his remarkable service to the nation.
I am delighted that the Government of India has decided to confer the Bharat Ratna on the beacon of social justice, the great Jan Nayak Karpoori Thakur Ji and that too at a time when we are marking his birth centenary. This prestigious recognition is a testament to his enduring… pic.twitter.com/9fSJrZJPSP
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2024
Legacy of Karpoori Thakur: A Commitment to Social justice
Born in 1924 into the Nai Samaj, one of the most underprivileged sections of society, Shri Karpoori Thakur was an extraordinary leader whose political journey was defined by an unwavering dedication to the marginalized. Serving as the Chief Minister of Bihar, he emerged as a prominent figure in the fight against social discrimination and inequality. Thakur’s steadfast commitment to affirmative action paved the way for increased representation and opportunities for the impoverished, oppressed, exploited, and deprived sections of the country.
His pioneering policies and reforms brought about substantial changes, particularly in education, employment, and farmer welfare, significantly impacting the lives of many. By honoring Shri Thakur, the government not only acknowledges his role as a symbol of democracy and social justice but also recognizes his profound influence as a source of inspiration for the marginalized segments of society. His life and work embody the principles of the Indian Constitution, advocating for equality, fraternity, and justice for all.
Inspirational Figure for Future Generations
This accolade not only acknowledges Shri Thakur’s previous accomplishments but also stands as a source of inspiration for the generations to come. It serves as a poignant reminder of the principles that Shri Thakur mastered – simplicity, inclusivity, and an unwavering commitment to social justice.