20 Most Important Congress Session before Indian Independance

20 Most Important Indian National Congress Session before Indian Independance



INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (INC)

Founded by A. O. Hume (British) in association with various national leaders in 1984 and called for conference in Pune in 1985.
Named this organisation "Indian National Union".
Later its name changed to "Indian National Congress" as suggested by Dada Bhai Naoroji.
Venue of 1st session was shifted from Pune to Mumbai due to outbreak of Cholera at Pune.
1st session held in December 1985 in Mumbai, it got unanimous support of all Indian Leaders.
1st session was attended by 72 Delegates from all over India.
1st President: W. C. Banarjee
In this session Indian National Congress decided to meet every year.
With the foundation of INC, the struggle for "Indian Independence" became an organised movement.
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Few Statement about INC:

"INC represent only a microscopic minorities" : Lord Dufferin (1884-1888 Viceroy)

"The Congress is Tottering to its fall, and one of my great ambitions, while in India, is to assist it to a peaceful demise" : Lord Curzon (1899-1905 Viceroy)


Below is the list of 20 Most Important Congress Session of Pre-Independence India.

YEAR
PLACE
CHAIRPERSON
KEY POINTS / REMARKS
1885
Bombay
W. C. Banarjee
1st Session, 72 Delegates
1886
Calcutta
DBN
436 Deligates
1887
Madras
Badruddin Tayabji
1st  Muslim President
1888
Allahabad
George Yule
1st  English President
1896
Calcutta

Vande Matram 1st sung by Ravindra Nath Tagore (Annand Math Novel).
1905
Banaras
G. K. Gokhle
Anti Partition Movement
1906
Calcutta
DBN
1st Time demand of swaraj
1907
Surat
Ras Bihari Ghose
Surat Split of Congress
1911
Calcutta

Jana Gana Mana
1916
Lucknow
A. C. Majumdar
Merger of Moderate and extremist, Lucknow pact between congress and League.
1917
Calcutta
Annie Besant
1st Woman President
1922
 Gaya
 C. R. Das

1923
Kakinada
Abul Kalam Azad
Youngest President
1924
Belgam
M. K. Gandhi
1st Time
1925
Kanpur
S. Naidu
1st Indian Woman President
1929
Lahore
J. L. N (Gandhi ji)
1st Time demand of Poorna swaraj, Tricolor hoisted: River Ravi, 26 Jan 1930: Independence Day
1931
Karachi
V. Patel
Resolution: Fundamental Rights and Economic Planning
1938
Haripura
S. C. Bose

1939
Tripuri
S. C. Bose

1940
Ramgarh
Abul Kalam Azad



Few Important Points: 
Maximum Number of Congress session held in Calcutta.
Longest duration serving President: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad 

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