Aadharshila – a group of writers, journalists and artists has congratulated and appreciated PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, for making Padma Awards, a transparent process. Also it has appealed to Indian Government to honor Jeetendra, Mumtaz, Tanuja, Rishi Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Shammi Kapoor and Dara Singh with Padma Awards. Mr. Pradeep Sardana, a senior journalist, noted film critic and President Aadharshila has written a letter to Honorable President, Prime Minister and Home Minister and suggested the Government to remember some great Film artists, for this year of Padma Awards, who has given their utmost contribution to the art. Still these dignitaries have not been honored even with Padma Shree, so Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan are far away.
The symbol of power and strength and the one who has defeated all the national- international wrestling champions, and became the world champion, known as Rustam-e-Hind Dara Singh is a true Bharat Ratna, but the Government has always ignored him. Dara Singh has acted in 215 films and directed 7 films, from the year 1952 to 2011, and contributed widely to Indian Cinema as well. And the role of Hanuman, played by him in TV series ‘Ramayana’, requires no words to explain his popularity in Indian Television. He had been Rajya Sabha MP from BJP, as well.
If the Indian Government will honor Jeetendra, Tanuja, Mumtaz, Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla with Padma Bhushan or Padma Shree, along with Posthumous Padma Honors to Dara Singh and Shammi kapoor, then it will not only rectify the ignorance done by previous Governments, but will also spread the noble message to the people.
‘Aadharshila’ has been dedicated to promoting and giving honor to art, culture and artistes since 1982. Many artistes presented or awarded by Aadharshila have achieved name and fame in their respective fields. Some of the most notable Aadharshila awardees include Ustad Bismillah Khan, Birju Maharaj, Anil Biswas, Tarachand Barjatya, B.R. Chopra, Ramanand Sagar, Surendra Pratap Singh, Kamleswar, Ashok Chakradhar, Surendra Sharma, Devki Nandan Pandey, B.M.Shah, Shubha Mudgal, S M Jaheer, Asaawri Pawar, and Saroja Vaidynathan. ‘Aadharshila’ has also been active in preserving arts that has become endangered and giving the honor to the artistes who keep them alive.
The stage of Aadharshila has been honoring the great artists of their respective fields with Aadharshila Awards. And the dignitaries who grant these awards include Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Sh. Chandrashekhar, Sh. Indra Kumar Gujaral, Sh. H.K.L Bhagat, Dr. Sahib Singh Verma, Dr. Bhai Mahavir and Dr. Karan Singh. Aadharshila has been actively working to safeguard the endangered arts and artists, and helping them to get their deserving honors.