Is Sachin worthy of the 'Bharat Ratna'?

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  1. Prakash RnP profile image58
    Prakash RnPposted 5 years ago

    Is Sachin worthy of the 'Bharat Ratna'?

    The Govt of India recently awarded the 'Bharat Ratna' (the highest Indian national award) to the former cricket legend Mr Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. I'm not happy with this because I've heard Sachin owns over forty deluxe cars. In a country with around 90% rural population without food security* such squandermaniac luxury! I don't think such things become a Bharat Ratna. What's your view? *[National Advisory Council's report]

  2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image24
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years ago

    He deserves it 100%.  He is such a brilliant sport person and the most successful one too. Owning so much of cars or other material benefits has nothing to do with his Bharat Ratna.  He worked hard for 24 years for the country from the age of 16 to 40 and brought the nation many Cups/medals and cheerful moments.  All the successful sport personalities in the world are so rich and they have so much of luxuries with them. Sachin is no exception. But he as an individual too showed as dignity and was totally a gentleman.  The raising of this question itself is a sort of insult to him. Like millions of other Indians I too support and share the pleasure on his new achievement, the greatest honour-Bharat Ratna.

    1. Prakash RnP profile image58
      Prakash RnPposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sachin 'worked hard' for success in his career.'Cups/medals' are his personal property. Sachin hasn't found a life-saving drug or technique. Nor has he solved any problem facing Indians or the humanity.An MD or MS does a nobler job than a sportsman.

    2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image24
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Shame! Shame When the whole world praises him you an Indian criticize him and ignores his brilliant achievements. Indian won a lot of cup just because of his stunning performance. And you say this is his personal property. I pity upon you sir.

    3. Prakash RnP profile image58
      Prakash RnPposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I neither ignore nor belittle Sachin's talent or achievements. I just want to point to his squandermaniac luxury of cars, which, I must say, is unbecoming of a BHARAT RATNA. Isn't it true that an MD or MS does far nobler jobs than a sportsperson?

    4. arunsiv profile image60
      arunsivposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sir, are you trying to prove that sports persons are always one step behind a MD or MS?Sir, the best thing you can do to a country, I believe, is to serve and fight for that country.Opposing your views I would say sportspersons and soldiers dominate.

    5. Prakash RnP profile image58
      Prakash RnPposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't say who dominate, and who don't. I just want to say an unknown person such as a doctor, a nurse, or a school teacher does far nobler jobs than sportspersons.

    6. arunsiv profile image60
      arunsivposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sir,if that's your point, then why should Sachin alone be targeted? There are plenty other laureates as well who deserved the title to a lesser degree compared to "an MD or MS who does a nobler job" than them.Why only Sachin sir??!

  3. cam8510 profile image94
    cam8510posted 5 years ago

    Prakash RnP, As an American completely preoccupied with "Obamacare" I have to admit to knowing nothing about Sachin Tendulkar or the Bharat Ratna award.  So I Googled it.  It is unfortunate for Sachin and for the people of India that this has become a political issue.  On one hand, it would be an enormous disappointment to the man if the award were taken back.  On the other hand, the integrity of the coming elections is at stake.  I sincerely hope there is a way for this to be handled that will be acceptable to those on either side of the issue.

  4. rudra007 profile image86
    rudra007posted 5 years ago

    Sir Sachin is not responsible for the poor conditions of people here but he is certainly responsible for making us feel proud Indians and his unforgetable contribution to cricket. Whenever he played cricket it is like fighting for the nation. System and politicians are responslble for not decreasing the poverty percentage. They spend crores on elections and that too from what we pay as income tax and as a result what people get are fake promises.
    Sachin did not came into cricket for money but cricket in India brings money along with fame.....specially after IPL. And i am sure Sachin must be doing many charities for the needy.
    Thanks for a very good question.

    1. Prakash RnP profile image58
      Prakash RnPposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't say Sachin was to blame for the poor circumstances of any persons. I must say callous squandermania is unbefitting to the BHARAT RATNA.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I'm not familiar with this particular person (as I'm not from India) but it doesn't sound any different than a professional athlete or movie star here in the U.S. being paid insane amounts of money while the average Joe Schmoe with a crappy job is struggling to scrape by.
    These inequities have always been around. It may not be fair, but it's the way of the world.

  6. Cinsix profile image61
    Cinsixposted 5 years ago

    Having never experienced what it is to live in India, culturally I will most probably miss the mark. In the states we do have a similar situation, the ever growing division between the very well off and those who go without. At the same time, we seem to uplift certain  individuals over other's, handing them over more money, praise, and what-not. In a way, we do this to ourselves.

    I would suggest that no one needs more than a couple of well running vehicles per household, at the very most. 40 is a bit peculiar. However, I am a Minimalist, so having ten pair of new shoes seems a bit obscene. No one should ever be required to go without, but sometime's our Human nature leans toward pulling in everything we see. It has to be controlled like an addiction.

    The Government awarding Mr. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar with the highest degree of national service, at this point, I can only assume it has to do with income. Since this honor was changed to include sportpersons during 2011, it's likely that they are giving recognition based on his bringing more wealth to the Nation of India. This is naturally, very important to any government. It can be 'very' offensive when this occurs. I know.

  7. Storytellersrus profile image77
    Storytellersrusposted 5 years ago

    Prakash RnP, in the interests of not ignoring your question- I remember your sense last time that Americans had little interest in your question- I looked up who Sachin was and also what this meant.  I found this statement, which I found interesting:

    "To my shock and dismay, the Government of India has announced Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar in haste to gain the goodwill of voters and to influence the voters in the elections to vote for the ruling Indian National Congress Party."

    If such a statement is true, well, it seems politics as usual to me.  I have given up on awards and honors.  The people who seem to most deserve them in my country are rarely in the public eye.  Either they are too humble or too busy or simply not important enough for newspapers.

    I find that politics influences which books are awarded National Book Awards even on the Young Adult level.  Politics has shaped the canon of books for the Christian Bible, where boundaries are placed to influence elections, whether or not our food and medicine is tainted with toxins.  I guess I have become cynical but, this too will pass,

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image24
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It has nothing to do with politics. The Government took this decision at a right time. When Sachin played his last inning, the whole India was behind him. They loved him, prayed for him and respected him and Sachin played well and Govt. honored him.

    2. Prakash RnP profile image58
      Prakash RnPposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Story, I didn't say Americans had little interest in my questions. I only pointed out that Americans' response to my query about the their view of healthy and meaningful living didn't match up to my expectation. Thanks for your reply to my query.

  8. arunsiv profile image60
    arunsivposted 4 years ago

    Hi sir, with due respect let me reply from point of view.Pardon me if it sounds arrogant.I never mean it.But what's the issue if he has over forty luxury cars?It's his craze, so he bought and may buy luxury cars.I love buying costly sports shoes so I wish to buy many though I currently am not that rich to make it a reality.So if I buy many such costly shoes will I be ineligible to gain Bharat Ratna forever???He is not buying cars with the money of the poor.And also, he donates a huge amount each month to the needy and orphans.He abstained from acting in ads featuring tobacco and such stuff because he never wanted to encourage his fans to use it despite being offered stupendous figures.Yes, there is a large population without adequate food and security and shelter.But what has that to do with Sachin's car craze and how can it be spotted a reason for making him ineligible for Bharat Ratna?It's not because of Sachin that there emerged BPL population.It's the business of the government.They are the ones to take care of it.And if that is to be a reason why Sachin should be denied Bharat Ratna, then how would any other Indian including CNR Rao who was honoured with the same title the same day, be eligible for that?What better service did they do to the poor generation, to raise their standards of living, that a man having over 40 luxury cars forgot to do??? I hate such jealous critics.Sachin is the best choice for the title I would say, not because he is a classy player but because the way he is, despite having these many so-called luxury cars, plenty other luxuries, fame and fans.He is the best role model that a person of any country can have in this generation and the best Ambassador of our Bharat.Simplicity gets rewarded sooner or later!

    1. Prakash RnP profile image58
      Prakash RnPposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not opposed to Sachin's craze for cars or your craze for shoes. Sachin is free to squander his money the way he pleases. I just want to say his squandermania of cars is unbefitting for a Bharat Ratna.

    2. arunsiv profile image60
      arunsivposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sir, let him own as many cars as he wish as long as he has sufficient money for it in his own pocket.If he hadn't bought, then some others would have bought it.Nobel peace prize winner Abraham Lincoln used to smoke marijuana,still he is praised na?!!


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