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Gopal Krishna Gokhale Birth Anniversary

Gopal Krishna Gokhale Birth Anniversary:

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has recently paid homage to Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his birth anniversary.

  • Gokhale became a member of the Indian National Congress in 1889. He was the leader of the moderate faction of the Congress party.
  • In 1905, he was elected president of the Indian National Congress (Benares Session).
  • He played a leading role in bringing about Morley-Minto Reforms, the beginning of constitutional reforms in India.
  • In 1899, Gokhale was elected to the Bombay Legislative Council and in 1901 he was elected to the Imperial Council of the Governor-General of India.
  • Servants of India Society was formed by him in Pune (Maharashtra) in 1905 to further the expansion of education in India.
  • The Society organised mobile libraries, founded schools, and provided night classes for factory workers.
  • In 1908, he founded the ‘Ranade Institute of Economics’.