He is the first #MP from the #BJP, besides being the only Member of Parliament from north India, to have been awarded the Jury Committee Special #Award.
The #Sansad Ratna Awards was set up in 2010 upon the suggestion of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who himself launched the first edition of awards in May 2010, with the purpose of celebrating the performers of Indian Parliamentarians.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit presented the award to Thakur.
Last year, Bhartruhari Mahtab of Biju Janata Dal, Nationalist Congress Party's Supriya Sule and Congress' Rajiv Satav were honoured with Sansad Ratna Awards.