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PM Modi Meets the Family of Bharat Ratna Karpoori Thakur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed heartfelt sentiments as he met with the family members of the late Karpoori Thakur, an iconic figure in Indian politics revered for his unwavering commitment to social justice and empowerment of the underprivileged.

Karpoori Thakur, fondly known as “Jan Nayak” or the people’s hero, left an indelible mark on Bihar’s political landscape during his tenure as Chief Minister from 1970 to 1971 and then from 1977 to 1979. His relentless advocacy for the rights of the marginalized sections of society earned him widespread acclaim and respect.

On January 26, 2024, the Government of India posthumously conferred upon Karpoori Thakur the prestigious Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor in the country. The announcement, made by President Draupadi Murmu on January 23, 2024, recognized Thakur’s exceptional contributions to the nation and his enduring legacy of selfless service.

Prime Minister Modi lauded Karpoori Thakur’s pivotal role in championing the cause of the backward and deprived sections of society, emphasizing that his life and ideals will continue to inspire generations of Indians. Thakur’s relentless pursuit of social justice and equality epitomizes the values that form the bedrock of a democratic and inclusive society.

The Prime Minister’s tribute to Karpoori Thakur underscores the significance of honoring individuals who dedicate their lives to uplifting the downtrodden and advocating for the marginalized. Thakur’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming a beacon of hope for millions serves as a timeless reminder of the transformative power of leadership driven by empathy and compassion.

As India celebrates the legacy of Karpoori Thakur, his Bharat Ratna recognition symbolizes the nation’s acknowledgment of his unparalleled contributions to the welfare of society. Through his steadfast commitment to serving the people, Thakur exemplified the true essence of public service, leaving behind a legacy that continues to resonate across the length and breadth of the country.

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