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Hansa Jivraj Mehta

Hansa Jivraj Mehta Hansa Jivraj Mehta a social activist who served in the constituent assembly from 1946-1949, was a Padma Bhushan awardee. She was a member of the Fundamental rights sub-committee, the advisory committee and the provincial constitutional committee. Hansa Mehta’s most significant contribution to the constituent assembly debates was in trying to make the Uniform Civil Code(UCC) a justiciable part of the constitution. She also served as a member of the UN sub-committ

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary (January 30) may have just passed, but it is not just an occasion to celebrate his life and his message once more or to simply add to the Gandhian biography, so to speak. We should think of Gandhi as a noble spirit who continues to be among us and who contributes to the betterment of our world. Therefore, the task before us is how we, individually and collectively, can understand and take forward the Gandhian nobility

Periyar’s editor-V.Anaimuthu

Periyar’s editor-V.Anaimuthu Background of Periyar Periyar E.V. Ramasamy was a great thinker and propagandist. To disseminate his ideas he established a series of publishing firms such as: Kudi Arasu Pathippagam, Pagutharivu Noorpathippu Kazhagam (modelled on the Rationalist Press Association of London) and the Periyar Self-Respect Propaganda Institution. Printed on flimsy paper with worn-out types, the price of the publications was kept low. In the nea

Abanindranath Tagore

Abanindranath Tagore Why In News? Year-long celebrations marking 150 years of Abanindranath Tagore, titled Abanindranath at 150: Bichitra Revisited, is being organised jointly by Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, and DAG. Nationalist Artist Abanindranath Tagore was the principal artist and creator of the "Indian Society of Oriental Art". He was also the first major exponent of Swadeshi values in Indian art, thereby finding the influential Bengal school of art, whi

ANJALI PONNUSAMY

ANJALI PONNUSAMY The Prime Minister has condoled the passing away of the distinguished Indian National Army Veteran Anjalai Ponnusamy from Malaysia. Though she was not born in India (but in Malaysia), she joined the INA’s Rani of Jhansi regiment, at the age of 21 (1943). [INA’s Rani of Jhansi regiment is the first Women’s army in the world.] She has the experience of following the troops up to the Burma-India Border in the effort to free India from British R

RAMPA REBELLION

RAMPA REBELLION Prime Minister left for Andhra Pradesh's Bhimavaram to attend the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju. About Alluri Sitarama Raju Born on July 4 in the year 1897, Alluri Sitarama Raju is remembered for his fight against the British administration to safeguard the interests of the tribal communities in the Eastern Ghats region. In the year 1922, Indian revolutionary Alluri Sitaram Raju with more than 500 tribal people

DR. SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE

DR. SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE Union home minister paid tribute to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his birth anniversary. He was an Indian politician, barrister, and academician who served as the Minister for Industry and Supply in Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet He was born on 6th July 1901 in a Bengali Brahmin family in Calcutta. He demanded the partition of Bengal in the year 1946 to prevent the inclusion of its Hindu majority area in a Muslim-dominated East Pakistan. At the

ACHARYA PRAFULLA CHANDRA RAY

ACHARYA PRAFULLA CHANDRA RAY Ministry of Culture along with the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, and Vigyan Bharati organized a curtain raiser for two days of International Conference on the “Contributions of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray as a Chemist and Freedom Fighter”, at Delhi University. About the conference The Conference will be held on the 161st birth anniversary of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray on the 2nd-3rd August 2022, under the aegis of &ldqu

STATUE OF PEACE OF SWAMY RAMANUJACHARYA

STATUE OF PEACE OF SWAMY RAMANUJACHARYA Home Minister, Amit Shah virtually unveiled the Statue of Peace of Swamy Ramanujacharya in Srinagar, located in the temple in the Sonwar region. About Swamy Ramanujacharya He is also known as Ramanuja and is considered to be a great thinker, philosopher, and social reformer. He is a south Indian Brahmin born in 1017 in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. He travelled across India, spreading equality and social justice. He Brought the&nb

PINGALI VENKAYYA: Designer of India's National Flag

PINGALI VENKAYYA: DESIGNER OF INDIA'S NATIONAL FLAG The Ministry of Culture organized ‘Tiranga Utsav’ to celebrate Pingali Venkayya’s 146th Birth Anniversary. About Pingali Venkayya                  He was born on August 2, in a Telugu Brahmin family at Bhatlapenumarru, near Machilipatnam, in what is now the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He was not just the creator of t

Lachit Borphukan

Lachit Borphukan The Assam government made a request to include Lachit Borphukan’s valour in textbooks. About Lachit Borphukan In Charaideo, the first seat of the Ahom monarchs was born on November 24, 1622. He commanded two combats against an ally Mughal army. Battle of Alaboi: This conflict took place on August 5, 1669, in North Guwahati, close to Dadara. A joint Mughal and Rajput army were led by Rajput Raja Ram Singh I, an ally of Aurangzeb who had authorized the

Aurobindo Ghose

Aurobindo Ghose The 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo Ghose will be observed on 15th August. About Aurobindo Ghose Often referred to as Yogi Rishi Aurobindo, this revolutionary, patriot, poet, educator, and philosopher was also well-known. Date of birth: August 15, 1872. When he was seven years old, his education was transferred to England. Contributions: Upon his return to India in 1893, he was appointed a state service officer. He was a professor at Baroda

Veer Durgadas Rathore

Veer Durgadas Rathore In Jodhpur, the statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore was recently unveiled by India's defence minister. About Veer Durgadas Rathore (1638-1718) He had defied Aurangzeb and was the Rathore Rajput General of the Kingdom of Marwar. A well-known warrior who is credited with leading the rebellion against the Mughals. During the Rajput War, Durgadas Rathore oversaw the Rathore army (1679–1707) Played a significant part in the Rajput Rebellion (1708&ndas

Lord Curzon and his policies

Lord Curzon and his policies The West Bengal government recently made the decision to install a statue of Radharani, the wife of Maharaja Bijay Chand Mahatab of Bardhaman, in front of the Lord Curzon Gate. When Curzon visited the town in 1903, Mahtab had already completed the gate. From 1887 till his passing in 1941, Maharajadhiraja Bijay Chand Mahtab (1881–1941) ruled over Burdwan Estate in Bengal, British India. About Lord Curzon       &nbs

V.D. Savarkar

V.D. Savarkar In Mysore, the Savarkar Rath Yatra was launched by the former Chief Minister. About V.D . Savarkar He was born on May 28, 1883, into a Hindu Marathi family in Nashik, Maharashtra, and went by the name Swatantryaveer Savarkar, or "Veer," because of his bravery. He was a social reformer, politician, lawyer, writer, and founder of the Hindutva movement. Contribution to the Freedom Movement: He promoted Swadeshi and opposed imported commodities. O

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan In India, September 5th is recognized as Teachers' Day. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday is honoured on this day. Image Source - Zee News About Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Date of Birth: He was born on September 5, 1888. He was India's second president from 1962 to 1967 and its first vice president from 1952 to 1962. He was raised by Telugu Brahmins. He was also a distinguished thinker, academic, and recipient of the Bharat

V. O. Chidambaram Pillai

V. O. Chidambaram Pillai Recently, the Prime Minister paid tribute to V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, the legendary freedom fighter on his 151st birth anniversary on 5th September 2022. He was also known as Sekkizuththa Semmal and Kappalottiya Tamilan (The Tamil Helmsman) (scholarly gentry who suffered at the oil press). About Chidambaram Pillai Birth: Vallinayagam Olaganathan Chidambaram Pillai (VOC) was born on September 5, 1872, in Ottapidaram, Tamil Nadu's Tirunelvel

Dara Shikoh History

Dara Shikoh Dara Shikoh is referred to as a torchbearer for societal unity by the Vice President. Image Source - Storyofpakiatan About Dara Shikoh He was the heir apparent and oldest child of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor. He was made the Crown Prince by his father, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in 1655; on August 30, 1659, he was slain by his younger brother, Aurangzeb, in a bloody succession dispute. Dara was chosen to succeed his father and his older sister, Princess

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose The Indian Prime Minister unveils a large statue honouring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The 28-foot-tall jet-black granite statue will be positioned close to India Gate under the Canopy. One of the tallest, most lifelike, monolithic, and hand-crafted sculptures in India is the 28 feet tall towering statue of Netaji. Image Source - The Interview Times About Subhas Chandra Bose, Netaji On January 23, 1897, he was born in Cuttack, Orissa. His

Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker

Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker is the subject of the recently released Malayalam film Pathonpatham Noottandu, which is also known as "Nineteenth Century." Image Source - Journals of India About Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker He was a nineteenth-century social reformer from Kerala's Ezhava community. He was born in Kerala's Alappuzha district to a wealthy family of merchants. In 1869, the then-king of Travancore bestowed upon

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