Why was the Indian National Congress formed?
Retired British Indian Civil Service (ICS) officer Allan Octavian Hume founded the Indian National Congress (A political party of India (British India to Free India)) in order to form a platform for civil and political dialogue among educated Indians.
When was Indian National Conference founded?
Surendranath Banerjee and Anandamohan Bose were its main organisers. Two sessions of the conference were held in 1883 and 1885, and these sessions drew representatives from all major towns. The first Indian National Conference session was held in Kolkata at Albert Hall from 28 to 30 December 1883.
When was the Indian National Congress established who presided over its first session?
The first session of the Indian National Congress held in the year 1885 in Mumbai was presided by W.C. Banerjee and the second session held in Kolkata in the year 1886 was presided by Dadabhai Naoroji. Note: The headquarters of the Indian National Congress is at Akbar Road in New Delhi.
Who was the first president of Indian National Congress?
After the party’s foundation in December 1885, Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee became its first president. From 1885 to 1933, the presidency had a term of one year only.
How was Congress created?
In 1787, a convention of specially selected delegates proposed a new constitution that strengthened the national government and established a representative branch composed of a House and Senate. From the beginning, the two bodies of Congress were meant to be different, yet interdependent.
Who started Quit Indian Movement?
It features the Martyr’s Memorial Patna (bottom-left), Gandhi delivering his “Do or Die” speech on 8 August 1942 (3rd stamp), and a part of it: “The mantra is ‘Do or Die’.