Indian National Congress

Indian National Congress - Points to remember

The first president of Indian National Congress was Womesh Chandra Banerji
The first session of the INC was held in Dec 1885 in Mumbai.
Mahatma Gandhi presided over the Belgaum session of INC in 1924.
The first woman president of INC was Mrs Annie Besant.
The first Indian woman president of the INC was Mrs Sarojini Naidu
The first Englishman to become the president of INC was George Yule
The first Muslim president of the INC was Badruddin Tayabji.
The president of INC at the time of India's independence was Acharya JB Kriplani.

Important sessions of Indian National Congress

Year Place President Importance
1887 Madras Badruddin Tayabji First session to be presided by a Muslim.
1888 Allahabad George Yule First session to be presided by an Englishman.
1896 Kolkata Rahimtulla M Sayani The National Song, Vande Mataram was sung for the first time.
1907 Surat Rashbihari Ghosh The INC split into two, one consisting of Moderates, led by Gokhale and the other consisting of Extremists, led by Tilak.
1911 Kolkata Pandit Bishan Narayan Dar The National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana was sung for the first time.
1916 Lucknow Ambica Charan Mazumdar Joint session with Muslim league in which the historic Lucknow pact was signed.
1917 Kolkata Mrs Annie Besant First session to be presided by a Lady.
1925 Kanpur Mrs Sarojini Naidu First session to be presided by an Indian lady.
1929 Lahore Pt Jawaharlal Nehru The decision to launch a civil disobedience movement to achieve complete independence and to observe 26 Jan as Independence Day was taken. Nehru became the president for the first time.
1946 Meerut Acharya JB Kriplani Last pre-independence session of the INC.
1948 Jaipur Dr Pattabhi Sitaramayya First session after Independence.


 

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Indian National Congress

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2. The session at which INC split into 2 groups
3. 1st Muslim President of INC was
4. President of INC at the time of independence
5. Joint session of the Muslim League and the INC was held at
6. Mahatma Gandhi presided over the session at
7. The session at the Jan 26 was chosen as the Independence day