Maulana Azad’s birth anniversary not part of Maharashtra govt 2018 celebration list Current Affairs 

Maulana Azad’s birth anniversary not part of Maharashtra govt 2018 celebration list

Mumbai: The BJP led Maharashtra government have not included India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in its list of celebration of birth anniversaries of great National Personalities and National Day for the year 2018. State government has issued a circular on December 29, 2017, notifying all Ministries, govt and semi govt institutions to celebrate birth or death anniversaries in the year 2018 of 34 national personalities and three National Days. State institutions will observe 32 days of celebrations for anniversaries of National figures (Death anniversary of Bhagat Singh,…

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‘Maulana Azad was born in Afghanistan’ Pune Congress city president Current Affairs 

‘Maulana Azad was born in Afghanistan’: Pune Congress city president

Pune: On the occasion of birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Former state minister and Congress city president Ramesh Bagwe in his speech falsely said that Maulana Azad was born in Afghanistan. Bagwe was speaking at a function organized by Pune city Congress committee at Congress Bhawan on Saturday. Ramesh Bagwe and Ex MLA Mohan Joshi have paid their homage by offering garland to the Azad’s photo. As per the report published on 13 November in Marathi daily Pudhari, Bagwe in his speech said, “Even though Maulana Azad was…

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Vande Matram A revered song for some and controversial to others Featured Society 

Vande Matram: A controversial song for some and revered to others

Recently Madras High court has made it compulsory to sing Vande Mataram in educational institutes across Tamil Nadu. Also Mumbai civic body passed a resolution to mandatorily sing Vande Mataram in schools. Nowadays some or the other news related to singing Vande Matram or some fatwa against it become a routine. Before getting into the right or wrong of it, let’s first discuss the origin of this song. Vande Mataram is a poem composed by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1870s and later included in his novel Anandamath in 1881. The first…

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