List Of Indian National Congress Sessions & Their Presidents

List Of Indian National Congress Sessions & Their Presidents – Here Is The list Of all Important Indian National Congress Sessions With Location & President Of That Particular Session. You Can Check Full Details From Table Given Below. Allan Octavian Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji and Dinshaw Edulji Wacha. Indian National Congress was founded on 28 December 1885.

  • The Indian National Congress (INC) was formed on – 28 December 1885.
  • Father of Indian National Congress – retired Civil Service officer Allan Octavian Hume.
  • The Viceroy of India at the time of formation of the Indian National Congress – Lord Dufferin.
  • Lord Dufferin told that Indian National Congress represents only microscopic minorities.
  • The Indian National Congress conducted its first session in Bombay from 28 to 31 December 1885.
  • Originally the first session of the INC was proposed at Poona, but because of an outbreak of plague in Poona, the venue was shifted to Bombay.
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List Of Indian National Congress Sessions
List Of Indian National Congress Sessions

List Of Indian National Congress Sessions & Their Presidents

Session Place Date President
1st Bombay 1885 Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee
2nd Calcutta 1886 Dadabhai Naoroji
3rd Madras 1887 Badruddin Tyabji
4th Allahabad 1888 George Yule
5th Bombay 1889 Sir William Wedderburn
6th Calcutta 1890 Pherozeshah Mehta
7th Nagpur 1891 P. Ananda Charlu
8th Allahabad 1892 Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee
9th Lahore 1893 Dadabhai Naoroji
10th Madras 1894 Alfred Webb
11th Pune 1895 Surendranath Banerjee
12th Calcutta 1896 Rahimatullah M. Sayani
13th Amraoti 1897 C. Sankaran Nair
14th Madras 1898 Ananda Mohan Bose
15th Lucknow 1899 Romesh Chunder Dutt
16th Lahore 1900 N.G. Chandavarkar
17th Calcutta 1901 Dinshaw Eduljee Wacha
18th Ahmedabad 1902 Surendranath Banerjee
19th Madras 1903 Lal Mohan Ghosh
20th Bombay 1903 Sir Henry Cotton
21st Banaras 1905 Gopal Krishna Gokhale
22nd Calcutta 1906 Shri Dadabhai Naoroji
23rd (Suspended) Surat 1907 Rash Behari Ghosh
23rd Madras 1908 Rash Behari Ghosh
24th Lahore 1909 Madan Mohan Malaviya
25th Allahabad 1910 Sir William Wedderburn
26th Calcutta 1911 Bishan Narayan Dar
27th Bankipore 1912 Shri Raghunath Narasinha Mudholkar
28th Karachi 1913 Nawab Syed Mohammed Bahadur
29th Madras 1914 Bhupendra Nath Bose
30th Bombay 1915 Satyendra Prasanna Sinha
31st Lucknow 1916 Ambica Charan Mazumdar
32nd Calcutta 1917 Annie Besant
33rd Delhi 1918 Madan Mohan Malaviya
(Special Session) Bombay 1918 Romesh Chunder Dutt
34th Amritsar 1919 Motilal Nehru
35th Nagpur 1920 C. Vijayaraghavachariar
36th Ahmedabad 1921 Hakim Ajmal Khan
(Acting President for C.R. Das)
37th Gaya 1922 Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
Special Delhi 1923 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
39th Belgaum 1924 M.K. Gandhi
40th Cawnpore 1925 Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
41st Gawahati 1926 S. Srinivasa Iyengar
42nd Madras 1927 M.A. Ansari
43rd Calcutta 1929 Motilal Nehru
44th Lahore 1929 Pt Jawaharlal Nehru
45th Karachi 1931 Vallabbhai J. Patel
47th Calcutta 1933 Mrs. Nellie Sengupta
48th Bombay 1934 Dr. Rajendra Prasad
49th Lucknow 1936 Pt Jawaharlal Nehru
50th Faizpur 1937 Pt Jawaharlal Nehru
51st Haripura 1938 Subhash Chandra Bose
52nd Tripura 1939 Subhash Chandra Bose
53rd Ramgarh 1940 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
….. ….. 1941- 45 No session because of arrest
54th Meerut 1946 J.B. Kripalani
55th Jaipur 1948 Pattabhi Sitaramayya

INC Sessions & Key Events Held

Session Year Place President Important Points
1st 25 December, 1885 Bombay WC Banerjee
  • General Secretary – A. O. Hume
  • Dadabbhai Naoroji gave the name INC
  • Exact Venue – Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College, Bombay
  • Number of delegates – 72
2nd 1886 Kolkata Dadabhai Naoroji
  • Merger of National Congress and Indian National Association
  • Number of delegates – 436
3rd 1887 Madras Badruddin Tyabji
  • First Muslim President of Indian National Congress
  • Number of delegates – 1248
  • the First appeal to Muslims to join
4th 1888 Allahabad George Yule
  • First English president of the Indian National Congress
5th 1889 Bombay William Wedderburn
  • Second English president of Indian National Congress after George Yule
7th 1891 Nagpur P. Anand Charlu
  • The word “National” was added to Congress.
12th 1896 Calcutta Rahimtulla M Sayani
  • National Song Vande Mataram was sung for the first time.
15th 1899 Lucknow Romesh Chunder Dutt
  • Demand for permanent fixation of land revenue
22nd 1906 Kolkata Dadabhai Naoroji
  • The word ‘Swaraj’ was used the first time.
23rd (Suspended) 1907 Surat Rasbihari Ghosh
  • Surat Split – Indian National Congress split into two parts  – Moderates and Extremists.
23rd 1908 Madras Rasbihari Ghosh
  • Formation of the Constitution of the Indian National Congress
24th 1909 Lahore Madan Mohan Malaviya
  • Disapproval over separate electorates.
26th 1911 (27 Dec.) Kolkata Bishan Narayan Das
  • Jana Gana Mana sung for the first time
31st 1916 Lucknow Ambica Charan Mazumdar
  • Lucknow Pact signed
  • Joint session with the Muslim League
  • Reunite of Extremist and Moderate.
32nd 1917 Calcutta Annie Besant
  • First woman President of Indian National Congress.
Special Session 1918 Bombay Syed Hasan Imam
  • The session was convened to deliberate the contentious Montagu–Chelmsford Reforms Scheme
34th 1919 Amritsar Motilal Nehru
  • Jallianwala Bagh massacre strongly condemned.
  • The procession was jointly led by the Congress President, Motilal Nehru, and the Muslim League President, Hakim Ajmal Khan.
35th 1920 Nagpur C Vijaya Raghavachariar
  • Finally passed the Non-cooperation resolution.
  • Formation of Congress Working Committee (CWC) – 15 members
37th 1922 Gaya Chittaranjan Das
  • The Swarajya Party formed
special session 1923 Delhi Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
  • Indian National Congress decided to establish the All India Khadi Board.
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the youngest president of the Indian National Congress
39th 1924 Belgaum Mahatma Gandhi
  • Only session presided by Mahatma Gandhi.
40th 1925 Kanpur Sarojini Naidu
  • First Indian woman president of Indian National Congress.
41st 1926 Gauhati S Srinivasa Iyengar
  • Wearing Khadi was made compulsory for its workers.
42nd 1927 Madras M A Ansari
  • Adopted a significant resolution against the use of Indian troops in China, Mesopotamia, and Persia.
  • Proposals to Boycott Simon Commission.
  • Independence resolution was passed for the 1st time.
43rd 1928 Calcutta Motilal Nehru
  • First All India Youth Congress was established.
44th 1929 Lahore Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Resolution for Poorna Swaraj.
  • Civil disobedience movement for complete independence to be launched
  • 26 Jan 1930 to be observed as ‘Independence Day.
45th 1931 Karachi Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • Resolutions on Fundamental Rights.
  • National Economic Policy was passed.
  • To endorse the Gandhi-Irwin Pact.
  • Protection of language, culture & script of minorities.
  • Universal adult franchise
  • Free and compulsory education
  • Gandhi-Irwin Pact endorsed
  • Gandhiji nominated to represent INC in 2nd Round Table Conference
30th 1932 Delhi R Amritlal
  • Congress boycotted the third Round Table Conference.
  • Poona Pact (24 Sept. 1932)
48th 1934 Bombay Rajendra Prasad
  • Formation of Congress Socialist Party
50th 1937 Faizpur Jawaharlal Nehru
  • First session to be held in a village
  • INC and All India Kisan Sabha joint session
  • Agrarian policy added to Congress manifesto
51st 1938 Haripura (Gujarat) Subhas Chandra Bose
  • National Planning Committee set up under Nehru
52nd 1939 Tripuri Subhas Chandra Bose (Re-elected)
  • Tripuri is a small village in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Subhas Chandra Bose becomes President by defeating Pattabhi Sitaramaiyya.
  • Formation of Forwarding bloc within the congress.
53rd 1940 Ramgarh Abul Kalam Azad
  • Decision was taken to start Individual Satyagraha.
  • Youngest President.
54th 1946 Meerut J. B. Kripalani
  • First session before independence
55th 1948 Jaipur Pattabhi Sitaramayya
  • First session after independence

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