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PM pays tributes to Acharya JB Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
on their birth anniversaries
Says, "their notable role during the freedom struggle and emphasis on public welfare, equality, education and justice will never be forgotten."
Thesynergyonline News Bureau
NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 11:
The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, has paid tributes to Acharya JB Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on their birth anniversaries.
"Remembering Acharya JB Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on their birth anniversaries. Two exemplary personalities, their notable role during the freedom struggle and emphasis on public welfare, equality, education and justice will never be forgotten", the Prime Minister said.
Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani (11 November 1888 – 19 March 1982), popularly known as Acharya Kripalani, was an Indian politician, noted particularly for holding the presidency of the Indian National Congress during the transfer of power in 1947 and the husband of Sucheta Kriplani.
Kripalani was a Gandhian socialist, environmentalist, mystic and independence activist.
He grew close to Gandhi and at one point, he was one of Gandhi's most ardent disciples. Kripalani was a familiar figure to generations of dissenters, from the Non-Cooperation Movements of the 1920s to the Emergency of the 1970s.
Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958) was an Indian scholar and the senior Muslim leader of the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence movement.
Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government.
He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad; the word Maulana is an honorific meaning 'Our Master', and he had adopted Azad (Free) as his pen name.
His contribution to establishing the education foundation in India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India.