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Introduction:

Sampurnanand Jayanti is an annual commemoration in respect of Dr. Sampurnanand which held on 1st of January.The day is the birth date of the great scholar of hindi and sanskrit.The main fuction is organised in the holy city of Varanasi.

Time to Celebrate:

Sampurnanand Jayanti is celebrated on 1st of January

Description:

Dr. Sampurnanand was an eminent scholar and teacher of Sanskrit and astronomy. He was extremely interested in phalit Jyotish and was also a fervent freedom fighter.He participated in the Non-cooperation Movement; edited Maryada, a Hindi monthly and also contributed to the National Herald. He joined All-India Congress Committee in 1922.He fought the assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly and was elected as first chief minister of the state from 1954 to 1960. Dr. Sampurnanand had the longest tenure among any of the Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Ministers.As a CM Sampurnanand promoted Hindi and also insisted a ban on cow slaughter. Department of Culture, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh established State Lalit Kala Akademi on 8 February, 1962; Dr Sampurnanand was appointed its first Chairman.

Dr. Sampurnanand’s birthday is celebrated as ‘Sampurnanand Jayanti’ every year on January 01. Every educational institute recognizes his contribution towards education and celebrates the day as the founder day and many activities are observed on this day like convocation, blood donation camp etc.

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Date:
1 January
Time:
12:00 am
Cost:
Free
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