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President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Rama Devi Women's College

Dec 5, 2014 15:29 IST

President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Rama Devi Women's College on 30 November 2014 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

On this occasion, President paid tribute to the unique contribution and leadership of Rama Devi.

Rama Devi was one of the most committed workers in India’s national movement and a devoted disciple of Mahatma Gandhi.

She along with Gopabandhu Choudhury and Acharya Harihar Das organized mass meetings in Odisha during the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1931.

She led the Dandi March that took place on the West Coast of India in 1930. Inchudi on the Balasore Coast and Kujanga in Cuttack were selected by the Utkal Provincial Congress Committee to break the Salt Law.

She was an organiser, speaker, campaigner and inspirer of ordinary men and women. She worked hard to root out untouchability and communalism.

She organised a pada yatra to support Vinobha Bhave’s Bhoodan Movement and gave utmost emphasis to education, emancipation and empowerment of women.

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