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Former Cricketer Virender Sehwag Supports Renaming ‘India’ to ‘Bharat’ in Constitution

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Former Cricketer Virender Sehwag Supports Renaming 'India' to 'Bharat' in Constitution

In a recent social media post, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has voiced his support for renaming ‘India’ as ‘Bharat’ in the country’s constitution. Sehwag, a prominent figure in the world of cricket, took to Twitter to share his views and appeal to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to have ‘Bharat’ instead of ‘India’ displayed on the jerseys of the Indian cricket team.

Sehwag’s post on social media read, “I have always believed that our name should instill a sense of pride in us. We are Indians, and ‘India’ is a name given to us by the British. It took us a long time to officially reclaim our original name, ‘Bharat’. I appeal to BCCI and Jay Shah to have ‘Bharat’ on our players’ jerseys in this World Cup.

The debate over whether the country should be officially referred to as ‘India’ or ‘Bharat’ in the constitution has been ongoing for some time. While ‘India’ has been the commonly used name for the nation, ‘Bharat’ is the traditional and historical name with deep cultural and historical significance.

In 2016, the government had sought to make ‘Bharat’ the preferred and official name for the country, but this move did not materialize. The current official name remains ‘India,’ but the debate continues among various sections of society.

Virender Sehwag’s appeal has reignited discussions on this matter, especially in the context of the upcoming World Cup. Supporters of the idea argue that using ‘Bharat’ on the jerseys of the national cricket team would not only align with the country’s historical identity but also foster a sense of patriotism among players and fans alike.

The BCCI, led by Jay Shah, has not yet responded to Sehwag’s appeal. However, with the issue gaining attention on social media and in the public discourse, it remains to be seen whether the cricket governing body will consider the change for the upcoming World Cup or future international tournaments.

As the nation watches and discusses this proposal, it underscores the importance of the name by which India identifies itself on the global stage and its reflection of the country’s rich cultural heritage. The debate will undoubtedly continue, with opinions divided on whether ‘India’ or ‘Bharat’ should take precedence in the nation’s official nomenclature.

Written by Rajat Raj News Article Writer and Social Media Manager

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