Reminiscences of Sri Ramakrishna GOVIND BALLABH PANT

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Govind Ballabh Pant had an illustrious political career. He did his graduation in Law from the Allahabad University and joined the Bar at Nainital. Subsequently he was involved in political activities and became the President of the Congress Party of his province. He was offered the Chief Ministership of Northern India in 1937 and he resigned in 1939 as protest for the anti-Indian activities of the British Government in India. He was imprisoned several times by the ruling British Government for his anti-British feelings. In 1954, following India’s political freedom, Govind Ballabh became the Home Minister of India, the post he held until his death in 1961.
In 1959, the Government of India conferred the highest civilian award
Bharat Ratna upon Govind Ballabh Pant.

Sri Ramakrishna was born about 120 years ago when our country was entangled in the whirlpool of cultural chaos. The English culture was taking its root in India and the people were forgetting the values of India’s ancient tradition and culture. . .. Sri Ramakrishna’s life was simple and . . . full of practical religion with tremendous spiritual force which influenced the life of those who were being led astray by Western materialism and were losing confidence in India’s spiritual tradition and ancient culture.22

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