In Today’s News:
- Harijan Sevak Sangh – Foundation day celebration.
1. Harijan Sevak Sangh – Foundation day celebration
Harijan Sevak Sangh was founded on September 30, 1932. Harijan Sevak Sangh celebrates its foundation day today.
Prelims GS – History
Harijan Sevak Sangh:
- Harijan Sevak Sangh was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1932. (Note: Prelims 2019 Question)
- It was founded in the wake of Gandhiji’s Epic Fast at Yervada Jail, Pune, resulting in the historic Poona Pact.
- It is also called as All India Anti-Untouchability League.
- Harijan means children of God.
- The Sangh was established to combat untouchability.
- A new weekly paper, the Harijan, was started.
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