Nepal celebrates 161st Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya in Green House in Kathmandu
Nepal celebrates 161st Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya in Green House in Kathmandu. Vice-President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun Pasang Pandit graced the occasion as chief guest of the program organised by Mahamana Malviya Mission, Nepal. In the program there was talk on shrimad Bhagwad Geeta and Malviya Thought in Today’s Context.
Madan Mohan Malaviya was born on 25th December,1861 in Allahabad. He was a great Indian educationist and freedom fighter, distinguished from others for his significant role in Indian independence and his support of Hindu nationalism. In his later life, he was addressed as a Mahamana for his great works. He became the Indian National Congress President four times. He is remembered in the world as the founder of Asia’s largest residential university at Varanasi, the Banaras Hindu University in 1916. The University has around 12,000 students all across the field such as the arts, sciences, engineering and technology. He was the Vice Chancellor of BHU from 1919 to 1938. He was also the founder of Scouting in India as well as a highly influential English newspaper, “The Leader” which was published from Allahabad in 1909.
On 150th birth anniversary of Mahamana, then Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh has announced in Dec 2011 that a Centre will be opened for Malviya Studies at BHU apart from the scholarships and educational awards in his memory. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya remained the Hindustan Times’s Chairman from 1924 to 1946.
Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, was posthumously awarded the highest civilian award of India, the Bharat Ratna in 2014.