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.
- Opposed the system of indentured labor during the British Empire.
- He supported the nationalization of railways.
- An important member of the Indian National Congress
- Malaviya rose up the ranks in INC, and became president four times — in 1909 (Lahore), in 1918 (Delhi), in 1930 (Delhi), and in 1932 (Calcutta).
- He was a social reformer and a successful legislator, serving as a member of the Imperial Legislative Council for 11 years (1909–20).
- The early member of the Hindu Mahasabha.
In 1930, Malviya participated in the Salt Satyagraha and the Civil Disobedience Movement when Mahatma Gandhi launched it.
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