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Indian National Congress - Points to remember


The first president of Indian National Congress was Womesh Chandra Banerji
The first session of the INC was held in Dec 1885 in Mumbai.
Mahatma Gandhi presided over the Belgaum session of INC in 1924.
The first woman president of INC was Mrs Annie Besant.
The first Indian woman president of the INC was Mrs Sarojini Naidu
The first Englishman to become the president of INC was George Yule
The first Muslim president of the INC was Badruddin Tayabji.
The president of INC at the time of India's independence was Acharya JB Kriplani.

Important sessions of Indian National Congress

Year
Place
President
      Importance
1887
Madras
Badruddin Tayabji
First session to be presided by a Muslim.
1888
Allahabad
George Yule
First session to be presided by an Englishman.
1896
Kolkata
Rahimtulla M Sayani
The National Song, Vande Mataram was sung for the first time.
1907
Surat
Rashbihari Ghosh
The INC split into two, one consisting of Moderates, led by Gokhale and the other consisting of Extremists, led by Tilak.
1911
Kolkata
Pandit Bishan Narayan Dar
The National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana was sung for the first time.
1916
Lucknow
Ambica Charan Mazumdar
Joint session with Muslim league in which the historic Lucknow pact was signed.
1917
Kolkata
Mrs Annie Besant
First session to be presided by a Lady.
1925
Kanpur
Mrs Sarojini Naidu
First session to be presided by an Indian lady.
1929
Lahore
Pt Jawaharlal Nehru
The decision to launch a civil disobedience movement to achieve complete independence and to observe 26 Jan as Independence Day was taken. Nehru became the president for the first time.
1946
Meerut
Acharya JB Kriplani
Last pre-independence session of the INC.
1948
Jaipur
Dr Pattabhi Sitaramayya
First session after Independence.

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