03 December 2016
The freedom movement had inspired Shyam Narayan Singh at a young age, and he actively participated in various struggles that Bihar witnessed. He was targeted by the authorities, and starting with a nine-month prison term in 1937, he came into confrontation with the foreign rulers on many occasions. There was a shoot at sight order on him during the 1942 agitation.
Singh grasped the significance of electoral politics early, and was a member of the legislature for many years, starting from 1937. He was the last person in the agitation of 1947 in Patna to speak against the British rule at the Secretariat, which was followed by police firing. Seven young men died in the firing. One of Patna’s most recognized memorials, the Martyrs’ Memorial or “Shaheed Smarak“, has been built at this spot.
Bhai Jagta Ji was perhaps the most influential Sewapanthi of the 19th century; The stories about him are numerous and each suggests practical wisdom on how to live and breathe withhumility, selflessness, compassion, and the greatest of shardhaa (faith) in God’s nadari (blessing, favourable look). His example was so great that to this day he holds a paramount position among historical Sewapanthi mahapurush. There are many events taken from his life that should be narrated.
02 December 2016
Dainik Jagran is today one of the world’s most widely read newspapers, and a living tribute to Puran Chandra Gupta’s ideals and his grasp of the common man’s aspirations.
Puran Chandra Gupta was aware of the progressive role of newspapers in a nascent democracy, and ensured that Dainik Jagran fulfilled this role. Ho was uncompromising when it came to the principles he stood for, and this put him famously on a collision course with the government during the Emergency. He welcomed imprisonment, rather than sacrificing the democratic values that he stood for. He was elected Chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulation in 1974-75 and of PTI in 1975. He remained an executive member of the Indian Newspaper Societyfor 15 years and also served as its Deputy President.
Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861–1946) was an Indian educationist and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement and as the two time president of Indian National Congress. He was respectfully addressed as Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and also addressed as 'Mahamana'.
Malaviya is most remembered as the founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at Varanasi in 1916, which was created under the B.H.U. Act, 1915. The largest residential university in Asia and one of the largest in the world, having over 35,000 students across arts, sciences, engineering, medical, agriculture, performing arts, law and technology. Malaviya was Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University from 1919–1938.
01 December 2016
Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) belongs to the pantheon of great mathematicians of India whose lineage stretches back at least 25 centuries, and whose contributions to the development of mathematical sciences have often been pioneering and revolutionary.
The Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow (formerly King George’s Medical College), one among the premier institutions of medical education in the country, completes a century of academic activities in 2011.
n the early years of the 20th century, the gross inadequacy of medical and healthcare facilities available to the citizens of the United Provinces was strongly felt by the local community and its leaders.
The aspirations of the local people and their spirited pursuit of the same was finally fructified on 26th December 1905, when the Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of the proposed medical college during his visit to India. The medical college was named after King George V. The first batch of 31 students was admitted on 1stOctober 1911, even before the formal opening, which finally took place on 25th January, 1912.
30 November 2016
The task of protecting the cultural heritage of the nation has been entrusted to theArchaeological Survey of India (ASI), an organization functioning under the Department of Culture of the Government of India. Activities of the ASI include archaeological research, scientific analysis, excavation of archaeological sites, conservation of protected monuments and areas of national importance, maintenance of the museums and regulation of legislation related to antiquities and art treasures.
The Archaeological Survey of India completed 150 years of its existence. To commemorate the Sesquicentennial anniversary of ASI a set of commemorative postage stamps were released on 20th December, 2011 by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. These stamps depict excavated structures and artefacts retrieved at Dholavira, the largest and very significant Harappan site in India.