Explain the Significance of Congress Session Held at Lahore in 1929

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The significance of the Congress session held at Lahore in 1929 can be understood by the fact that the Indian National Congress advocated for complete freedom. Pandit Nehru acted as the director of the show when the Congress demonstration began in Lahore in December 1929. “We have only one goal in front of us, which is a perfect opportunity,” he said. The discussion On December 19, 1929, the revelation of Purna Swaraj spread throughout Congress. In this meeting, people agreed that Congress and Indian patriots should fight for Purna Swaraj or they should run their government independently.

Significance of Congress Session in 1929

In pre-independence India, the Indian National Congress (INC) party, founded in 1885, became one of the most influential and notable ideological organizations. The first meeting of the Indian National Congress was held in 1885 and the Congress session of 1929 was held in Lahore.

  • This meeting was particularly important as the dominant party, the Indian National Congress, adopted the demand for the unrestricted independence of Purna Swaraj during the Lahore Summit.
  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru participated in it by hoisting the Indian tricolour flag on the banks of the Ravi stream.
  • The Congress supported a movement for complete independence, and at noon on December 31, 1929, in front of a huge crowd, the Congress President raised the banner of “complete independence”.
  • The tricolor was unexpectedly unfurled by the patriots on this day. Congress later designated 26 January 1930 as Purna Swaraj Day.
  • People across the country celebrate this day with enthusiasm and zeal as Independence Day. Since then the government is celebrating it as Republic Day.

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