25 December in Indian and World History
25 December in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 25 December is the birth anniversary of Madan Mohan Malaviya, Ganganath Jha, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
25 December is also observed as the death anniversary of Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, and Satyadev Dubey.
25 December in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Madan Mohan Malaviya (25 December 1861 – 12 November 1946), not only a great freedom fighter, politician, and educationist, but also a great social reformer. According to historian VC Sahu, Madan Mohan Malviya, a supporter of Hindu nationalism, wanted to break the caste shackles from the country. He launched a nationwide movement against the evil of prohibition of entry of Dalits in temples. On 24 December 2014, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, posthumously awarded the country’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. He was born on 25 December 1861.
Ganganath Jha (25 December 1872 – 9 November 1941), a great scholar of the Sanskrit language. He has composed original books of high order on philosophical subjects in Hindi, English, and Maithili languages. Among his many monuments, the ‘Ganganath Jha Research Institute’ of Allahabad University (established 17 November 1943) is prominent. He was born on 25 December 1872.
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari (25 December 1880 – 10 May 1936) was a renowned physician, a well-known nationalist Muslim leader, who participated in the Indian National Movement and lived in Varanasi (formerly Banaras). He Contributed to establishing the Nationalist University Kashi Vidyapeeth and Jamia Millia in Delhi. Ahmed Ansari was born on 25 December 1880.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018), one of the most popular Prime Ministers of India. After Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister for only 13 days in 1996. After this, he became the Prime Minister again through the elections held in 1998. Due to this, the two Prime Ministers made in between 1996 and 1998 – H. D. Deve Gowda and Indra Kumar Gujral. After that Atal Bihari Vajpayee again became the Prime Minister in October 1999 and he completed this term very successfully. Prior to this, he was also the caretaker Prime Minister from April 1999 to October 1999. He was born on 25 December 1924.
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25 December in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 25 December 1972), the pinnacle of Indian politics, also known as Rajaji. He was an advocate, writer, politician, and philosopher. He was the second Governor-General of independent India and the first Indian Governor-General. Due to his wonderful and influential personality, the great freedom fighter, social reformer, Gandhian politician Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, popularly known as ‘Rajaji’, is considered the ‘Chanakya’ of the history of modern India. Due to Rajagopalachari’s intellect and strong will, many high-ranking Congress leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, and Sardar Patel did not even admire him. He died on 25 December 1878.
Satyadev Dubey (1936 – 25 December 2011), an Indian playwright, screenwriter, film, and theatrical director. He also acted in films and wrote several scripts. He was the only Hindi playwright in the country, who immortalized him by bringing plays of different languages into Hindi. He died on 25 December 2011.
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Notable events on 25 December in Indian and World history
25 December 1763 – Murder of Maharaja Suraj Mal of Bharatpur.
25 December 1771 – The Mughal ruler Shah Alam II ascended the throne of Delhi under the patronage of the Marathas.
25 December 1892 – Swami Vivekananda meditated for three days on a rock situated in the middle of the sea at Kanyakumari.
25 December 1924 – The first All India Communist Conference was held in Kanpur.
25 December 1946 – The constitution was adopted in Taiwan.
25 December 1947 – The Pakistani army captured Jhangad.
25 December 1962 – The Soviet Union conducted nuclear tests in the Novaya Zemlya area.
25 December 1974 – The hijacking of an Air India plane Boeing 747 going to Ram.
25 December 1991 – President Mikhail S. With the resignation of Gorbachev, the Soviet Union
25 December 1998 – Russia and Belarus signed an agreement to form a joint federation.
25 December 2002 – Defense Agreement between China and Bangladesh.
25 December 2005 – In Mauritius, two thousand years old remains of the extinct ‘Dodo’ bird were found 400 years ago.
25 December 2008 – One of the 11 payloaders of Chandrayaan-1 sent by India into space sent a new picture of the Moon.
25 December is celebrated as Christmas Day worldwide annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
25 December is also observed as Good Governance Day in India. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, His Samadhi namely ‘Sadiav Atal’ was dedicated to the nation and reflects his personality as a poet, humanist, statesman, and a great leader. The Good Governance Day was established in 2014 to pay tribute to the former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to raise awareness about the accountability in governance among the people of India.