award · MGR · rabindranath tagore · ratna · recognition

Rethink before returning award


These days this is a buzz word of returning the award. First
time I heard that MG Ramachandran returned Bharath Ratna award because the
words are in hindi., later it has been given after his demise. Rabindranath
Tagore didn’t accepted the knighthood given to him. There are writers, poets,
performing artists are in spree to return their awards. There are critics to
mock on returning their childhood awards to make fun of this trend.
An award is given as a recognition for individual/group achievements
in a certain field; that could be provided as trophies, shields, titles,
certificates, badges, pins etc., I can give most attentive reader to whomsoever
reading my articles. There will be significant amount of time has been utilized
or spent to give the award. When there is an only individual performer, it’s an
easy task to provide an award. But if there are two or many it’s hard to
findout the performer or recognize his/their talents or skills. It required lots
of stats, mastery, data analysis and technology to find out the absolute
winner.
Also it is really hard to judge in performing arts, artists,
performances; it required experts to spend the time to provide perfect
judgement. Same way it required hard work to earn the award or recognition in
certain field. It brings out the encouragement to achieve something bigger. Often
it inspires the individuals to excel in their fields.
When Marlon Brando returned his Oscar Award in support of native apache, there is a rave response on the letter which I believe he
submitted at dais. This brought biggest impact and changed the view on native
Apache in USA. As I said earlier, the gesture returning award by
Rabindranath Tagore, viewed by Indians as the symbol of protest against
Jalianwalla Bagh.
Award/recognition are hard earned respect and value towards
the certain field. People who returning the award need to rethink again, how
they earned it with respect. It will not only hurts the judges / organization
which provided the award. Also the contenders who expected to achieve the
recognition.

Whats your take on this!!!

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