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N R Gunjal

Pune, Maharashtra

May 22, 2023 to May 22, 2024

N R Gunjal was a notable political leader hailing from the Poona District in India. He was affiliated with the Varnashram Swaraj Sangh and served as a member of the Bombay Legislative Council. Furthermore, he was also part of the Central Advisory Council for Railways, a significant role given that it was uncommon for Indians to hold administrative positions under British rule.

During his tenure in the legislative council, Gunjal addressed a range of issues concerning the welfare of the common people. His particular focus was on the treatment of children from depressed classes in schools. His efforts in this regard helped to create awareness of the challenges faced by underprivileged sections of society and to facilitate their empowerment.

N.R. Gunjal, a political leader from Poona District, India, was involved with the Varnashram Swaraj Sangh and held positions in the Bombay Legislative Council and the Central Advisory Council for Railways. He focused on addressing issues related to the education and well-being of children from marginalized communities, contributing to raising awareness and promoting their empowerment. His efforts aimed to bring about positive change within society.