Latest News:Bharat Ratna award Madan Mohan Malaviya’s family receives: Freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was posthumously awarded India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna on Monday. A multifaceted personality, Madan Mohan Malviya was an educationist who founded the Banaras Hindu University and became one of the torchbearers of the freedom struggle acting as a bridge between the Moderates and the Extremists.
Known for his espousal of Hindu nationalism-being one of the initial leaders of the far-right Hindu Mahasabha, Malaviya was a social reformer and a successful Parliamentarian.The award was conferred on him by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and was accepted by Malaviya’s family members.
( source- ibnlive.in.com)
Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya conferred Bharat Ratna
Members of Malviya’s family received the Bharat Ratna from Mukherjee at the traditional ceremony held in the historic Durbar Hall with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley along with other senior cabinet ministers in attendance.
Malviya, an educationist with a vision, was behind the establishment of the Banaras Hindu University.
Born on December 25, 1861, Malviya was catapulted into the political arena immediately after his first moving speech at the second Congress session held in Kolkata in 1886. He was President of the Indian National Congress in 1909 and 1918.
(soucre- rediff.com )
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