10 Things You Should Know About Bharat Ratna Madan Mohan Malviya!

Indian Government has conferred Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya with the highest honor, Bharat Ratna. We would like to mention 10 points which everyone should know about this great personality.

1. He has founded Banaras Hindu University in 1916, the largest residential university in Asia, which was designated as IIT in 2012 and hosts about 30,000 students


2. He is the one who popularized the slogan “Satyamev Jayte” (Truth Alone Triumphs)


3. Indian Postal department issued a stamp in 1961 on his 100th Anniversary and in 2011 on his 150th Anniversary respecting his Social Service in Education


4. He is popularly known as “Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya” and “Mahamana”

5. He was the president of Indian National Congress for Four times


6. The hostels in IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, BITS Pilani and Hyderabad campus are named Malaviya Bhawan after him

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7. He is the one who started “Aarti” at Ganga river famously known as Ganga Aarti which is followed till date


8. He served as the Chairman of Hindustan Times and was the key member in bringing out the Hindi version of the newspaper


9. He is one of the founders of “Scouting in India” organization which inspired many boys and girls to become scouts and guides

Scouts with their Dedicated Scout Masters

10. He is conferred Bharat Ratna, the highest honor of India posthumously in 2014


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    Many things that people do not know can know by reading the autobiography of Dr.Bhagawan Das, recipient of Bharata-Ratna award in 1955 & who had at the tip of his lips the whole of Manu-smruti & had written “The Science of Social Organization or the Laws of Manu” in 3 Volumes containing 1225 pages published by Theosophical Publishing House,Adyar,Madras in 1932. Sanskrit verses composed by him with materials for the foundation-stone laid on the then Kashi-Hindu-Vidyapith, was a close associate in the establishment by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. He, in fact, had expressed his bitter experiences with his friend Malaviyaji.

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