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Swami Brahmanand

Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh

May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023

Swami Brahmanand was born on 4 December 1894 in Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh. He joined the freedom movement in 1918 and was jailed a number of times because of his participation in the Salt Satyagrah, Non-Cooperation Movement, and Quit India Movement. During this period he was closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant, Pt. Sampoorananand, Lala Lajpat Rai, Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi, and other architects of the country’s Independence.

After Independence Swami Brahmanand represented Hamirpur in the Lok Sabha from 1967 to 1977. He was influenced by Gandhiji, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, and Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar in particular. He always worked for the emancipation of the economically deprived sections of the society and for the eradication of inequalities based on caste and creed. He believed in the universality of religion and in a classless society.

Swamiji’s life was an illustration of the principles he stood for. Though his primary role was that of a social reformer, he also worked for the establishment of teaching institutions such as Brahmanand Inter College (1938). Brahmanand Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya (1943) and Brahamanand Mahavidyalaya (1960). Working selflessly for the welfare of society. Swamiji passed away on 13 September 1984. 

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