List of the President of Indian National Congress sessions

Indian National Congress sessions are one of the most relevant topics for a competitive exam.
If you are facing competitive exams you will always see, some questions related to the Indian National Congress sessions are present in the question paper.
Questions can be related to the President of Indian National Congress, important Congress sessions, year of session, and important facts of the Congress sessions. If you want to solve all questions related to it.
You should learn about the history of the Indian National Congress and its important sessions.
In this post, an important section of the Indian National Congress is covered as an exam point of view.

Indian National Congress sessions
Indian National Congress sessions

A brief history of Indian National Congress sessions.


The leading stage of Modern Nationalism started in India after the establishment of the Congress.
A British officer 'Allan Octavian Hume' was the founder of the Indian National Congress. He established the Indian National Congress in 1885.
'A.O.Hume' wrote a letter to graduates of Calcutta University in 1883 and said that he wants to make an organization for social and political rejuvenation in India. 
For this, he met 'Lord Dufferin' and put his plans. After his approval Organization established.
At that time its name was the Indian National Union, later it was named the Indian National Congress on the suggestion of "Dadabhai Noroji".
Role of the Congress was very important in the Freedom Movement of India from beginning to Independence.


Complete list of Indian National Congress sessions from beginning 


The first Congress session was held on 25 December 1885 in Gokul Das Tejpal Sanskrit College of Bombay and W C Bonnerjee became the first President of the Indian National Congress.
Sessions
Year & Place
Presidents of INC
Important facts
1st.
1885
Bombay

W.C. Bonnerjee
72 Representatives participated in this first session.
2nd.
1886
Calcutta

Dadabhai Noroji

436 delegates participated.
3rd.
1887
Madras

Badruddin Tayabji

First Muslim President.
4th.
1888
Allahabad

George Yule

First English President.
5th.
1889
Bombay
Sir Viliyam Bedarburn
Congress represented all areas of British India.
6th.
1890
Calcutta

Firozshah Mehta
The decision was taken to organize a session of Congress in London.
7th.
1891
Nagpur

P. Anand Charlu

--(Something not special)
8th.
1892
Allahabad

W. C. Bonnerjee

--
9th.
1893
Lahore

Dadabhai Noroji

--
10th.
1894
Madras

Alfred Veb

--
11th.
1895
Pune
Surendra Nath Banerji
Demand for a representative body only for the educated class.
12th.
1896
Calcutta
Rahimutulla Sayani
First time sang the song "Vande Mataram".
13th.
1897
Amravati
C. Shankar Nayar

--
14th.
1898
Madras
Anand Mohan Das
Social reform was set as the primary mission.
15th.
1899
Lucknow
Ramesh Chandra Datt

--
16th.
1900
Lahore
N. G. Chandavarkar

--
17th.
1901
Calcutta

D. I. Watcha

--
18th.
1902
Ahmedabad
Surendra Nath  Bonnerjee

--
19th.
1903
Madras

Lalmohan Ghosh

--
20th.
1904
Bombay

Sir Henri Katan

--
21st.
1905
Varanasi
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
--
22nd.
1906
Calcutta

Dadabhai Noroji
Word of "Swaraj" applied the first time.
23rd.
1907
Surat
Dr Rasbihari Ghosh
First division of Congress, also known as Congress split.
24th.
1908
Madras
Dr Rasbihari Ghosh
Formed a Constitution of Congress.
25th.
1909
Lahore
Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya

--
26th.
1910
Allahabad
Viliyam Bedarburn

--
27th.
1911
Calcutta
Pandit Shiv Narayan Dhar
Sang a song ' Jan Gan Man' first time in this session.
28th.
1912
Bankipur

R. N. Magholkar

--
29th.
1913
Karachi
Navab S.M. Bahadur

--
30th.
1914
Madras
Bhupendra Nath Basu

--
31st.
1915
Bombay
Sir S. P. Sinha
Lord Velingotun participated in this session.
32nd.
1916
Lucknow
Ambika Charan Majumdar
A pact between the Muslim Lig and Congress, Gandhi attended.
33rd.
1917
Calcutta
Smt. Annie Besant
Became the first woman President of Congress.
34th.
1918
Delhi
Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya

--
35th.
1919
Amritsar
Pandit Motilal Nehru

--
36th.
1920
Nagpur
C. V. Raghavachariar
Some changes in the Constitution of Congress and the Gandhian program adopted.
37th.
1921
Ahmedabad
Hakim Ajmal Khan

--
38th.
1922
Gaya

C. R. Das

--
39th.
1923
Kakinada

Moulana Md. Ali
--
40th.
1924
Belgaum

Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi became the President first and last time.
41st.
1925
Kanpur
Smt. Sarojini Naidu
The First Indian woman became the President of Congress.
42nd.
1926
Guwahati
S. Shriniwash  Ayangar
Khadi clothes made compulsory for all members of Congress.
43rd.
1927
Madras

Dr M. A. Ansari
Demand for all freedom(Purn Swadhinta). Nehru and A. C. Bose moved the resolution for independence and it was passed for the first time.
44th.
1928
Calcutta
Pandit Motilal Nehru
Held the 1st all India youth congress 
45th.
1929
Lahore
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Demanded "Poorn Swaraj" ( Complete Independence) and pledge for Independence Day on 26 January 1930.
46th.
1931
Karachi
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Demanded Fundamental Rights and National Economic Policy.
47th.
1932
Delhi
Amrit Ranchhod Das Seth

--
48th.
1933
Calcutta
Smt. Nellie Sengupta

--
49th.
1934
Bombay
Dr Rajendra Prasad
Formation of Congress Socialist Party.
50th.
1936
Lucknow
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Support for socialism through democracy.
51st.
1937
Faizpur
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
The first session in villages and the debtor Constituent Assembly.
52nd.
1938
Haripur
Subhash Chandra Bose
Purna Swaraj was to also cover princely states.
53rd.
1939
Tripuri

Subhash Chandra Bose
Bose resigned due to disparity with Gandhi, Gandhi wanted P. Sitaramayya as the president.
After resignation, Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the President of the Indian National Congress.
54th.
1940
Ramgarh
Abul Kalam Azad

--
55th.
1946
Merath
Acharya J. B Kriplani
The President of Independence time.
56th.
1948
Jaipur
B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya

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Note: there were four special sessions held during all Congress sessions, which was: 

  1. Bombay session of 1918. Hasan Imam was the President of this session. Due to the second division of Congress. 
  2. Kolkata session of 1920. Lala Lajpat Ray was the President.
  3. Delhi session of 1023. Abul Kalam Azad was the President. Azad was the youngest president of Congress in all.
  4. Delhi session of 1947. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the President.

Who said what about the Indian National Congress?


Dufferin: 'Indian National Congress represents only microscopic minorities'.

Lord Curzon: 'The Congress is tottering to its fall, and one of my great desires, while in India, is to help it to a silent dying'.

Aurobindo Ghosh: 'Indian National Congress is a begging institute'. 

B. G. Tilak: 'Indian National Congress should distinguish between begging and claiming the rights'. 

Bipin Chandra Pal: 'Indian National Congress playing with bubbles'.

B. G. Tilak: The Congress is like a frog which tortor one time in a year, we would not get anything from it.

In all competitive exams in which the general studies section is included, the Indian National Congress is always present in their syllabus. So you can understand, Importance of Indian National Congress sessions, so you should not miss this relevant topic if you want to score more in the GS section.

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