‘Bharat Ratna’, the highest civilian Award of the country, was instituted in the year 1954.
Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for these awards.
It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.
Reading the above guidelines (for Bharat Ratna awards) in a hurry and confusing the sentence on race,occupation, position or sex for categories for award, someone put it out on Twitter,Facebook etc.
As a result the PMO was flooded with recommendations for Bharat Ratna awards.
Asaram Bapu got the maximum number of recommendations with ND Tewari a close second and some Minister from Rajasthan in third position. Closer examination revealed that they have been recommended for exceptional performance of the highest order in the field of Sex.
For exceptional service of the highest order in the field of ‘Race’ Modi topped the list with Rahul a distant second. It was found they were recommended for the Race to PM post.
There was close fight between Chinese soldiers dressed as Arunachal Pradeshis and Pakistani soldiers dressed as terrorists for the category of ‘Occupation’. The PMO could not make head or tail of this until AKAntony clarified that ‘occupation’ refers to Indian territory occupied by our friendly neighbours!!
LK Advani was a runaway victor followed by Chidambaram and Dig Vijay in the distance under the category ‘Position’. Apparently they had been nominated for the position of would have been/ want to be PM.
Arnab got the maximum nominations under multiple category of race, occupation and position for asking all that the Nation wanted to know but the Nation itself was afraid to ask.