December 5, 2023 12:37:15 booked.net

10 Must known facts about the freedom fighter ‘Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia’

1. Congress Socialist Party

 He joined the Congress Socialist Party (CSP), the left wing of the Indian National Congress when it was founded in 1934. Lohia worked as an executive committee member and edited the weekly journal.

2. Royal Army

His vehement protests against the enrollment of Indians in the Royal Army during World War II landed him in jail in 1939 and again in 1940.

3. Why had Mr. Lohia gone to jail again

During Gandhi’s call to the Quit India Movement, Lohia and his fellow CSP members, including Jayaprakash Narayan, put up resistance in stealth. For this, he was again jailed in 1944.

4. He Studied at Berlin University in Germany

Lohia studied at Berlin University in Germany. During this time, he organized the Association of European Indians that would raise a voice against British oppression in India.

5. Satyagraha

He was jailed for writing an article ‘Satyagraha Now’ in Gandhi’s newspaper Harijan.

6. Hind Kisan Panchayat

After Independence, Lohia founded an organization called Hind Kisan Panchayat to help farmers with agricultural solutions.

7. Portuguese Government

He also protested against the Portuguese government’s policy of restricted speech and the movement of natives in Goa.

8. What He had said?

Lohia made Hindi the official language of India after Independence. He had said, “The use of English is a hindrance to original thinking, progenitor of inferiority feelings and a gap between the educated and uneducated public. Come, let us unite to restore Hindi to its original glory.”

9. Pamphlet Named

Lohia is also famous for his remark against the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He wrote a pamphlet named ‘25000 rupees in a day, saying that the amount of money spent on the Prime Minister for a single day is much more than the poor country could afford.

10. Janavani Divas

Janavani Divas is a tradition that is celebrated in Parliament. This day is devoted to hearing the pleas and problems of citizens across India. It was primarily Lohia’s idea.