PM pays tribute to “Gopal Krishna Gokhale” on his Birth Anniversary

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The Prime Minister has paid tribute to freedom fighter Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his Birth Anniversary.

About Gopal Krishna Gokhale:
  • Gopal Krishna Gokhale(1866 –1915) was an Indian liberal political leader and a social reformer during the Indian Independence Movement. He was born on 9 May 1866
Contributions of Gopal Krishna Gokhale:

Role in Indian a National Congress(INC):

  • Gokhale became a member of the Indian National Congress(INC) in 1889.
  • He was a member of the Moderate Group of Indian National Congress.
  • He became president of INC in 1905 in the Banaras session.

Role in Legislatures:

  • In 1899, Gokhale was elected to the Bombay Legislative Council.
  • He was also elected to the Imperial Council of the Governor-General of India in 1901.
  • He also played a key role in framing the Morley-Minto reforms of 1909.
Related Societies:
  • Firstly, he served as Secretary of the Deccan Education Society.
  • Secondly, he established the Servants of India Society in 1905. This society trained people to be selfless workers so that they could work for the common good of the people. 
  • Thirdly, Gokhale was a mentor to both Mohammed Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi even wrote a book called, ‘Gokhale, My Political Guru’. 
  • Fourthly, in 1908, he founded the ‘Ranade Institute of Economics’.
 Journals:
  • He started an English weekly newspaper, The Hitavada (The people’s paper).
  • Gokhale also published a daily newspaper Jnanaprakash
  • He has associations with the Sarvajanik sabha journal, which Govind Ranade started.

Source: PIB

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