Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh

Who was Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh?

  • Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was born in 1886.
  • He advocated social reform and fought for freedom.
  • He was a prominent representer of Jat community.
  • During World War I, Mahendra Pratap left India in 1914 and set up a Provisional Government in Kabul, Afghanistan. He declared himself the country’s President while fighting against colonialism.
  • He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1932.
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Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh

Who was Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh?

  • Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was born in 1886.
  • He advocated social reform and fought for freedom.
  • He was a prominent representer of Jat community.
  • During World War I, Mahendra Pratap left India in 1914 and set up a Provisional Government in Kabul, Afghanistan. He declared himself the country’s President while fighting against colonialism.
  • He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1932.

Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh contributions in the field of education

  • Established – Prem Maha Vidyalaya (polytechnic college) – in Vrindavan
  • The first technical school in the country was established in his own residence.
  • It was he who founded the world federation.

In 2021, the Prime Minister of India inaugurated Raja Mahendra Pratap Sing state university in Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh).

Political career of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh

  • He defeated erstwhile Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the 1957 elections.
  • In 1913, he took part in Gandhi’s campaign in South Africa.
  • Staunch advocate of Panchayati raj

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