List of Sessions of Indian National Congress before Independence (1885-1947)

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List of Sessions of Indian National Congress before Independence GK (1885-1947)

GK:- Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 by Allan Octavian Hume and Dinshaw Edulji Wacha. Under the chairmanship Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, the first session of Indian National Congress took place in Bombay 28-30 December 1885.

In 1885, the Indian National Congress was founded. Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee was the first president of Indian National Congress. The Indian National Congress sessions were held in the absence of one year. We have listed all sessions of the Indian National Congress before Indian Independence in this article.

 



 

Sessions of Indian National Congress

The Founding Years (1885-1900)
Session
President
Place
Date
1st
Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee
Bombay
28-30 December 1885
2nd
Dadabhai Naoroji
Calcutta
27-30 December 1886
3rd
Badruddin Tyyabji (fist Muslim President)
Madras
27-30 December 1887
4th
George Yule (first English President)
Allahabad
26-29 December 1888
5th
Sir William Wedderburn
Bombay
26-28 December 1889
6th
Pherozeshah Mehta
Calcutta
26-30 December 1890
7th
P. Ananda Charlu
Nagpur
28-30 December 1891
8th
Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee
Allahabad
28-30 December 1892
9th 
Dadabhai Naoroji
Lahore
27-30 December 1893
10th
Alfred Webb
Madras
26-29 December 1894
11th 
Surendranath Banerjee
Pune
27-30 December 1895
12th 
Rahimatullah M. Sayani
Calcutta
28-31 December 1896
13th
C. Sankaran Nair
Amraoti
27-29 December 1897
14th 
Ananda Mohan Bose
Madras
29-31 December 1898
15th
Romesh Chunder Dutt
Lucknow
27-29 December 1899
16th
N.G. Chandavarkar
Lahore
27-29 December 1900
The Pre Independece Era (1900-1947)
 

 



17th
Dinshaw Eduljee Wacha
Calcutta
26-28 December 1901
18th
Surendranath Banerjee
Ahmedabad
28-30 December 1902
19th
Lal Mohan Ghosh
Madras
28-30 December 1903
20th
Sir Henry Cotton
Bombay
26-28 December 1904
21st
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Banaras
27-30 December 1905
22nd
Dadabhai Naoroji
Calcutta
26-29 December 1906
23rd (Session Suspended)
Rash Behari Ghosh
Surat
26-27 December 1907
23rd 
Rash Behari Ghosh
Madras
28-30 December 1908
24th
Madan Mohan Malviya
Lahore
27-29 December 1909
25th
Sir William Wedderburn
Allahabad
26-29 December 1910
26th
Bishan Narayan Dar
Calcutta
26-28 December 1911
27th
Raghunath Narasinha Mudholkar
Bankipore
26-28 December 1912
28th
Nawab Syed Mohammed Bahadur
Karachi
26-28 December 1913
29th
Bhupendra Nath Bose
Madras
14-15 April 1914
30th
Satyendra Prasanna Sinha
Bombay
27-29 December 1915
31st
Ambica Charan Mazumdar 
Lucknow
26-30 December 1916
32nd
Annie Besant
Calcutta
26-29 December 1917
33rd
Madan Mohan Malviya
Delhi
26-30 December 1918
Special Session
Romesh Chunder Dutt
Bombay
29 August – 1 September 1918
34th
Motilal Nehru
Amritsar
26-30 December 1919
35th
C. Vijayaraghavachariar
Nagpur
26-30 December 1920
36th
Hakim Ajmal Khan (Acting President for C.R. Das)
Ahmadabad
27-28 December 1921
37th
Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
Gaya
26-31 December 1922
Special session
Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad 
Delhi
4-8 September 1923
39th
M.K. Gandhi
Belgaum
26-27 December 1924
40th
Mrs. Sarojini Naidu 
Cawnpore
15-17 April 1925
41th
S. Srinivasa Iyengar
Gawahati
26-28 December 1926
42nd
M. A. Ansari
Madras
26-28 December 1927
43rd
Motilal Nehru 
Calcutta
29 December 1928 – 1 January 1929
44th
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
Lahore
16-18 April 1929
45th
Vallabhbhai J. Patel 
Karachi
21-31 March 1931
47th
Mrs. Nellie Sengupta
Calcutta
12-14 September 1933
48th
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Bombay
24-28 October 1934
49th
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
Lucknow
18-20 June 1936
50th
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
Faizpur
12-14 July 1937
51st
Subhash Chandra Bose
Haripura
19-21 February 1938
52nd
Subhash Chandra Bose
Tripura
10-12 March 1939
53rd
Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
Ramgarh
19-20 March 1940
54th
J.B. Kriplani
Meerut
23-24 November 1946
As a safety valve, the Indian National Congress was created to facilitate civil and political dialogue between literate Indians. These sessions are used in competitive exams. Aspirants should go through these sessions thoroughly.
 




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FAQ

1. What was the date of INC’s last session before Indian Independence?
The last session, which was INC before Indian Independence, took place in Meerut between 23-24 November 1946 under the leadership J.B. Kriplani.
2. Who was the first President Indian National Congress?
Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee was the first President of Indian National Congress.
3. What year was the Indian National Congress’s first session?
From 28-30 December 1885, Bombay hosted the first session of Indian National Congress.
4. Who were the founders and leaders of the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 by Allan Octavian Hume and Dinshaw Edulji Wacha.

 

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