Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale


SOURCE- The Hindu)


 Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his birth anniversary he was born on 9th May  1886


  •  Gopal Krishna Gokhale became a member of the Indian National Congress in 1889 he was the leader of the moderate faction of the Congress Party
  •  In 1905 he was elected president of the Indian National Congress
  •  he played a leading role in bringing about Morley Minto reforms, the beginning of constitutional reforms in India
  • In 1889  Gokhale was elected to the Bombay Legislative Council and in 1901 he was elected to the Imperial Council of the Governor General of India 

Servants of India society

  • It was found by him in Pune in 1905 to further the expansion of education in India
  • The society organised mobile library, founded schools and provided night classes for factory workers
  •  In 1908 founded the Ranade Institution of Economics
  • In his Autobiography Gandhi called Gokhale his mentor and guide
  • In 1912 Gokhale visited South Africa at Gandhiji invitation
  • He received personal guidance from Gokhale including knowledge and understanding of India and the issues confronting common Indian
  • He launched the English weekly newspaper name the Hitvaad in 1911

-Khyati Khare

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