Delhi: Kejriwal seeks Bharat Ratna for Sunderlal Bahuguna

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respect the late Chipko development pioneer Sunderlal Bahuguna with the Bharat Ratna. Bahuguna, who kicked the bucket at 94 in May, hailed from Tehri Garhwal locale in Uttarakhand—where the Aam Aadmi Party will challenge Assembly races one year from now.

In a letter, Kejriwal featured Bahuguna’s excursion from battling for India’s freedom in his more youthful days to beginning the Chipko development during the 1970s. The AAP’s National Convenor composed that when the world was participating in ecological abuse, and natural insurance was not so much as a piece of the global talk, Bahuguna had the foreknowledge to devote himself to securing the climate.

“We individuals of India are lucky to have a character like Sunderlal Bahuguna brought into the world in our nation to direct us. His entire life is a wellspring of motivation for us all,” the letter read, Kejriwal added that a picture of Bahuguna has been introduced in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha to rouse and direct Delhi’s approach control.

In a remembrance service on July 15, the Chief Minister had said: “I need to interest the focal government and PM Modi that Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna ought to be regarded with the Bharat Ratna. In the event that a particularly transcending character is regarded with the Bharat Ratna, it will be an honor for the actual honor. This will move the young people of our nation to understand the battle he embraced in his life. I will likewise compose a letter to the Prime Minister requesting the honor for him.”

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