Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has extended his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conferring the Bharat Ratna upon former Prime Ministers Chaudhary Charan Singh and PV Narasimha Rao, along with agricultural scientist Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. While welcoming the decision, Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal said that it is a matter of pride and honor for every Indian to recognize the exceptional contributions of these three distinguished individuals with the Bharat Ratna. He remarked that former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh consistently prioritized the interests of farmers and their fundamental issues, dedicating his entire life to the rights and welfare of the agricultural community. Even during the challenging period of emergency, Chaudhary Charan Singh made significant contributions to upholding democracy in the country while actively promoting nation-building efforts. Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal said that former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, during his tenure, strengthened parliamentary traditions by reinforcing democratic values and extending respect to opposition leaders. His significant role in opening India to the global market and fortifying the infrastructure for economic development remains noteworthy. He highlighted that agricultural scientist Dr M S Swaminathan dedicated himself to advancing modern agriculture and empowering farmers economically. Dr. Swaminathan’s remarkable contributions towards addressing the challenges of contemporary agriculture and supporting farmers have been exemplary. His visionary leadership not only revolutionized Indian agriculture but also safeguarded the nation’s food security and prosperity, he added.