In Today’s News:
- Gopala Krishna Gokhale
1. Gopala Krishna Gokhale
Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tribute to great freedom fighter Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his Jayanti.
Prelims GS – History
Gopala Krishna Gokhale:
- Gopala Krishna Gokhale was born on 9th May 1866 in Maharashtra.
- Gopala Krishna Gokhale founded the Servants of India Society in 1905.
- Gokhale favored decentralization.
- Gokhale became the Congress President in Benares Session in 1905.
- Hitavada was a newspaper started by Gokhale.
- Mahatma Gandhi considered Gokhale as his political guru.
- Gopala Krishna Gokhale also played important role in bringing the Minto Morley Reforms of 1909.
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