Q. Consider the following statements regarding Servants of India Society:
1.It was founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale in 1905.
2.It was the first secular organization in the country to devote itself to the betterment of underprivileged, rural and tribal people.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Servants of India Society was founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale in 1905 to unite and train Indians of different castes, regions and religions in welfare work.

  • It was the first secular organization in the country to devote itself to the betterment of underprivileged, rural and tribal people.
  • The members involved themselves in relief work, the promotion of literacy, and other social causes.
  • Members would have to go through a five-year training period and agree to serve on modest salaries.
  • The organization has its headquarters in Pune (Maharashtra) and notable branches in Chennai (Madras), Mumbai (Bombay), Allahabad and Nagpur.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT