Do You Know “Who is the Greatest Indian After Mahatma Gandhi” ?

In India, the Father of the Nation-Mahatma Gandhi is a “Great” Indian, which is known to all Indians and even to the people of other countries.
A mind-blowing question, “Who is the Greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi?” has been raised by ‘The Reliance Mobile’- Presenting “The Greatest Indian”Opinion Poll, powered by Samsung Galaxy S III.
Reliance Mobile, in partnership with  CNN-IBN and History TV invited the public  to take part in the search for “The Greatest Indian After  Mahatma Gandhi”   who touched and changed lives of Indians for the better, forever, and who have  made Indians to hold their  heads high and inspired Indians  to aspire.
The answer to the above question “Who is the Greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi” has been designed to be found in a “Unique Three-way Voting Process” consisting of the following 3 modes:
  1. The Leader Board, a nation-wide Polling,
  2. Marketing Research and
  3. Jury Board Selection
All the above 3 modes carry equal weight-age (1/3)
The Leader Board Polling has been divided in 2 phases:
  • Phase-1 (commencing from 4th June 2012 till 25th June 2012) and
  • Phase-2(commencing from 1st July 2012 till 1st August 2012).
The process already started  from 4th June 2012 and will announce the answer on 15th August 2012, India’s the 65th Independence Day- Memorial Celebrations.

What is the idea behind the campaign of promoting the Greatest Indian?:
India as of today is unrecongnizable from the India that got independence in 1947. This nation has achieved this stature in the world,  thanks to contribution from millions of Indians. This is an effort to recognise one who has made the maximum contribution and impact in the surge of independent India. Moreover An initiative such as this is all the more relevant today, with challenges our country faces, as it would be an interesting reflection of the mood of the nation.

In Phase-1, from 4th June 2012 to 25th June 2012, people cast their votes to the persons of their choice from the list of  50  shorlisted nominees. The following was the “Top 50 Great Indians”:

  1.     Dr B.R. Ambedkar
  2.     Atal Behari Vajpayee
  3.     Indira Gandhi
  4.     Jawaharlal Nehru
  5.     Jayaprakash Narayan
  6.     Kanshi Ram
  7.     Vallabhbhai Patel
  8.     Rammanohar Lohia
  9.     C. Rajagopalachari
  10.     Baba Amte
  11.     Mother Teresa
  12.     Ela Bhatt
  13.     Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
  14.     Vinoba Bhave
  15.     Pandit Ravi Shankar
  16.     M.S. Subbulakshmi
  17.     M.F. Husain
  18.     Bismillah Khan
  19.     R.K. Narayan
  20.     R.K. Laxman
  21.     Amitabh Bachchan
  22.     Raj Kapoor
  23.     Rajnikanth
  24.     Satyajit Ray
  25.     Lata Mangeshkar
  26.     A.R. Rahman
  27.     Kishore Kumar
  28.     Dilip Kumar
  29.     Dev Anand
  30.     Mohammed Rafi
  31.     Homi Bhabha
  32.     Dhirubhai Ambani
  33.     Verghese Kurien
  34.     Ghanshyam Das Birla
  35.     J.R.D. Tata
  36.     N.R. Narayanamurthy
  37.     Vikram Sarabhai
  38.     M.S. Swaminathan
  39.     A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  40.     Amartya Sen
  41.     Ramnath Goenka
  42.     Dr E. Sreedharan
  43.     Sachin Tendulkar
  44.     Vishwanathan Anand
  45.     Kapil Dev
  46.     Sunil Gavaskar
  47.     Dhyan Chand
  48.     Milkha Singh
  49.     B.K.S. Iyengar
  50.     Sam Manekshaw
In Phase-2 of the process from 1st July 2012 to 1st August 2012
the following List of “Top 10 Great Indians” has been announced by the Jury Team :
    • Mr.Jawaharlal Nehru/Political Leader/ 1889-1964,
        • Mr. A P J Abdul Kalam/Administrator/ Born in 1931, 
            • Mother Teresa/Social Leader /1910-1997,
                • Mrs.Indira Gandhi/Political Leader/1917-1984,

                    • Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel/Political Leader/1875 – 1950,
                        • Mr.J R D Tata / Idea Leader-Industrialist /1904-1993,

                            • Mr. Sachin Tendulkar/Sportsman/Born in 1973,

                                • Dr. B R Ambedkar/Political Leader/1891-1956, 
                                    • Ms.Lata Mangeshkar/Entertainment-Play back Singer/Born in  1942 and
                                        •  Mr.A B Vajpayee/Political Leader/Born in 1924  
                                          Do you know /can you guess who is going to be announced by the “Reliance Mobile- The Greatest Indian”- Program as the “The Greatest Indian After Mahatma Gandhi” on 15th August 2012?

                                          Visit the following web-site for more details:
                                          http://www.historyindia.com/TGI/http://www.historyindia.com/TGI/

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