Published on: January 31, 2022

LALA LAJPAT RAI

LALA LAJPAT RAI

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ABOUT

  • A stalwart of the freedom struggle
  • Born on 28th January 1865 at a small village of Dhudike in district Ferozepur, Punjab,
  • Contemporary of great stalwarts including Mahatma Gandhi
  • Popularly known as ‘Punjab Kesari’ or ‘The Lion of Punjab’
  • Supported the Non-cooperation movement at the Nagpur session of the Congress in 1920 and protested against the Rowlatt Act and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that followed.
  • Moved a resolution in the assembly refusing cooperation with the Simon Commission since the Commission had no Indian members In 1928.
  • Also an Extremist, and along with Bipin Chandra Pal and Bal Gangadhar Tilak, he formed the Lal-Bal-Pal trio of extremist leaders.
  • HE
    • Presided over the first session of the All India Trade Union Congress in 1920, advocated for organized labour as the antidote of capitalism and imperialism.
    • Co-founded the Punjab National Bank in 1894
    • Was the Founder-Editor of the Arya Gazette
    • Founded several institutions and organizations such as Hisar Bar Council, Hisar Arya Samaj, Hisar Congress, National DAV Managing Committee.