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GOPAL KRISHNA GOKHALE JAYANTI OBSERVED

GOPAL KRISHNA GOKHALE JAYANTI OBSERVED

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Recently, 155th birth anniversary of Gopal Krishna Gokhale on 9th May.

Details about Gopal Krishna Gokhale

  • Born on May 9, 1866, in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
  • Founded the Servants of India Society in Maharashtra’s Pune on June 12, 1905.
  • One of the founding leaders of the Indian national movement.
  • He used to teach history and political economy at the Fergusson College in Pune.
  • He was associated with the Moderate Group of Indian National Congress (joined in 1889).
  • He became president of INC in 1905 in Banaras session.
  • He founded the Ranade Institute of Economics, with a mission to “provide education in all fields of economics with the singular purpose of contributing its might to enhance economic betterment and social welfare”.
  • He started english weekly newspaper, The Hitavada (The people's paper).
  • He is regarded by Mahatma Gandhi as his political guru.

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