PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA
The Man, The Spirit, The Vision

Born in an educated orthodox Hindu family at Prayag (Allahabad) in 1861, Madan Mohan Malaviya name to be recognized as an outstanding and noble son of India.
His multifaceted personality made him, at the same time, a great patriot, an educationist with a vision, a social reformer, an ardent journalist, reluctant but effective lawyer, a successful parliamentarian and an outstanding statesman. Among Malaviyaji's many achievements, the most monumental was the establishment of the Banaras Hindu University or Kashi Hindu Vishvidyalaya. In the course of his lifetime Banaras Hindu University came to be known as a Capital of Knowledge acknowledged across India and the World.
Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya created history in Indian education with this institution - the first of its kind in the country. He chose Banaras as the site, because of the centuries old tradition of learning, wisdom and spirituality inherent to the place. His vision was to blend the best of Indian education called from the ancient centres of learning - Takshashila and Nalanda and other hallowed institutions, with the best tradition of modern universities of the west.
Great minds and personalities like Annie Besant, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Shyama Charan De and many others joined hand with him in his quest for knowledge, arousing the national spirit in India and winning freedom with the power of education and righteousness.
Malaviya passed away in 1946. But his spirit still lives and there are many who bear the torch that he lit, Many more stand ready to shoulder the mantle of his responsibility.

Brief Summary of the Malaviya Ji Life
25.12.1861 Born in Allahabad
1878 Marriage with Kundan Devi in Mirzapur
1884 B.A. from Calcutta University
July 1884 Teacher in Allahabad District School
December 1886 IInd Congress in Calcutta under chairmanship of Dadabhai Nouroji. Speech on the issue of representation in Councils
July 1887 Editorship of the Hindosthan in Kalakankar. Founding conference of Bharat Dharma Mandal
July 1889 Leaving editorship joins LL.B. in Allahabad
1891 Passing LL.B. starts practice in Allahabad District Court
December 1893 Practice at Allahabad High Court
March 1898 Submits memorandum about Hindi to U.P. Lt. Governor
1902-1903 Construction of Hindu Boarding House in Allahabad
1903-1912 Service to province as member of Provincial Council
1904 Proposal of establishing university under chairmanship of Kashi Naresh
January 1906 Convened Sanatan Dharma Mahasabha on Kumbh in Allahabad. Propagation of liberal Sanatan Dharma. Decision to open university in Banaras
1907 Editorship of the Abhyudaya. Propagation of Sanatan Dharma and democratic principles
1909 Ediotrship of the English daily Leader. Chaired the Lahore Congress
October 1910 Presidential address in Ist Conference of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan
22.11.1911 Formation of the Hindu University Society
December 1911 At 50 gave up practice. Decision to serve country and work for establishing the university
February 1915 Formation of Prayaga Seva Samiti under his chairmanship
October 1915 The Banarans Hindu University Bill passed
04 Feb- 1916 Foundation ceremony of the university
March 1916 Bill against Indentured Labour system in Councils
1916-18 Member, Industrial Commission
1918 Formation of Scout Association by Seva Samiti
December 1918 Chaired Annual Congress Conference in Delhi
Feburary 1919 Debate on the Rowlett Bill in Council. Resignation from Council
Nov. 1919-Sep. 1939 Vice Chancellor, B.H.U.
19 April 1919 Chaired Hindi Sahitya Sammelan in Bombay
January 1922 Convened all party conference
16 December 1922 Speech on Hindu Muslim goodwill in Lahore
1924 Formation of Independent Party in District and Assembly .Satyagraha on Sangam [Confluence of rivers] in Allahabad. Debate on the Steel Conservation Bill
August 1926 Formation of Congress Independent Party with Lala Lajpat Rai
February 1927 Statement before Agriculture Commission
December 1929 Convocation address in BHU. Asked students to serve nation and be patriot
1930 Resigns from Assembly. Arrested in Delhi. Six months sentence
5 April 1931 Speech on Hindu Muslim Unity in Kanpur
1931 Took part with Gandhi in the London Round Table Conference
March 1932 Formation of All India Swadeshi Union in Banaras
20 April 1932 Nominated President of Delhi Congress. Arrested
September 1932 Chaired meeting on emancipation of outcasts in Bombay
April 1932 As Calcutta Congress President arrested in Asansole
August 1934 Speech on emancipation of the outcasts in Gandhi's meeting in Banaras
January 1936 Convened Sanatan Dharma Mahasabha Conference in Allahabad. Proposal for emancipation of outcasts
1938 Kalpa [Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy]
November 1939 Appointed life Rector of BHU
1941 Founded Goraksha Mandal
January 1942 Gandhi's convocation address on Silver Jubilee of BHU
12 November -1946 Passed Away
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