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Important sessions of Indian National Congress


Year
Place
President
Importance
1887
Madras
Badruddin Tayabji
First session to be presided by a Muslim.
1888
Allahabad
George Yule
First session to be presided by an Englishman.
1896
Kolkata
Rahimtulla M Sayani
The National Song, Vande Mataram was sung for the first time.
1907
Surat
Rashbihari Ghosh
The INC split into two, one consisting of Moderates, led by Gokhale and the other consisting of Extremists, led by Tilak.
1911
Kolkata
Pandit Bishan Narayan Dar
The National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana was sung for the first time.
1916
Lucknow
AC Mazumdar
Joint session with Muslim league in which the historic Lucknow pact was signed.
1917
Kolkata
Mrs Annie Besant
First session to be presided by a Lady.
1925
Kanpur
Mrs Sarojini Naidu
First session to be presided by an Indian lady.
1929
Lahore
Jawaharlal Nehru
The decision to launch a civil disobedience movement to achieve complete independence and to observe 26 Jan as Independence Day was taken. Nehru became the president for the first time.
1946
Meerut
Acharya JB Kriplani
Last pre-independence session of the INC.
1948
Jaipur
Pattabhi Sitaramayya
First session after Independence.






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