January 12 is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the famous Hindu spiritual leader and intellectual from the late 19th century. In his honor, the government of India in 1984 declared his birthday as National Youth Day. About Swami Vivekanand Vivekananda was born in Kolkata on January 12, 1863, as Narendra Nath Datta. From an early age, he nurtured an interest in Western philosophy, history, and theology, and went on to meet the rel... .
Updated on 13 January, 2020
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved a proposal to set aside Rs 234 crore for a zoological garden spread across 121 acres in Gorakhpur, to be named after the freedom fighter and revolutionary Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan. About Ashfaqullah Khan: Khan was born on October 22, 1900, in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He grew up at a time when Mahatma Gandhi had launched the non-cooperation movement and urged Indians not to pay taxes to the government or c... .
Updated on 9 January, 2020
The Epiphany festival was celebrated in parts of India, such as Goa and Kerala. In Goa, the celebration is known by its Portuguese name ‘Festa dos Reis’, and in parts of Kerala by its Syriac name ‘Denha’. Celebration in India Goa In Goa, the Magi or Three Kings are called ‘Reis Magos’ in Portuguese. The Reis Magos Fort, and church, in Bardez (Goa), and the Three Kings Chapel in Cansaulim, get their... .
Updated on 9 January, 2020
On December 25 the various state and central government celebrated 158th Jayanti of Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, an educationist and politician notable for his role in the Indian freedom struggle with fervor and enthusiasm. Role of Madan Mohan Malviya in the Indian Freedom Struggle Providing Quality Education He is known for founding the Banaras Hindu University. He espoused free and compulsory primary education. O... .
Updated on 27 December, 2019
Young protesters across India have brought Gandhi’s idea of secularism into the public discourse. About various Secularism ideologies. The political secularism Widely prevalent in Western Europe and North America. It upholds the principle of separation between church and state. It is required to defend equality and individual liberty It has no room for the idea of fraternity or community, crucial in deeply diverse s... .
Updated on 26 December, 2019
Periyar Role In Vaikom Satyagraha - Vaikom satyagraha is a metaphor for social justice, where Periyar's leadership played a pivotal role. Background According to the prevalent caste system in Kerala and the rest of India, low-caste Hindus were not allowed to enter the temples. In Kerala, they were not even allowed to walk on the roads that led to the temples also. In the Kakinada meet of the Congress Party in 1923, T K Madhavan presented... .
Updated on 24 December, 2019