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Freedom Fighter Jawaharlal Darda Conferred House of Commons Award Posthumously

Sep 19, 2013 18:16 IST

Indian freedom fighter Jawaharlal Darda was posthumously conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award at UK's House of Commons on 12 September 2013. The Award was given for his contribution during India's independence movement and its journey afterwards.

Britain's Minister for Business Engagement with India Gregory Barker and Virendra Sharma, Chair of the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group jointly presented the award to late Jawaharlal Darda's son, Vijay Jawaharlal Darda, MP and Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Lokmat, the most widely circulated Marathi language newspaper.
 
Jawaharlal Darda joined the country's freedom movement and became an active Congress leader and also founded the Lokmat group of newspapers in Maharashtra in 1971.

Jawaharlal Darda also served as minister in Maharashtra for several years and was founder-editor of his newspaper group, which has now grown to a state-wide chain in Marathi and English.

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Who: Jawaharlal Darda

Where: UK

What: Lifetime Achievement Award

When: 12 September 2013

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