President of India, Shri. Ram Nath Kovind delivered a memorial lecture on the ‘Kabir of Indian Politics – Dr. Ram Mohan Lohiya at ITM University Gwalior. Remembering Dr. Lohiya on the occasion, President Kovind pointed that Dr. Lohiya always supported gender equality, and he played a dominant role in the upliftment of the poor, outcaste and downtrodden.
In the lifespan of 57 years, Dr. Lohiya was imprisoned 18 times by the British government for his anti-British acts, i.e., protests and struggles to win freedom for his country. He was subjected to extreme torture in a British prison, yet he never gave up his patience and composure. He continued his struggle to attain independence for his motherland, the President added.
The 4th memorial lecture on Dr. Ram Mohan Lohiya at ITM Gwalior was attended by: -
- Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Smt. Anandiben Patel
- Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Shivraj Chauhan
- Governor of Haryana, Shri. Kaptan Singh Solanki
- Chief Minister of Bihar, Mr. Nitish Kumar
- Cabinet Minister of Higher Education (MP), Mr. Jai Bhan Singh Pawaiya
Apart from President Kovind, Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Sudarshan Reddy, Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and Vice-President of India Mr. Venkaiah Naidu also spoke at the event. All the officials paid tribute to Dr. Lohiya on the occasion.
Every year, ITM University Gwalior organises a memorial lecture to pay tribute to the revolutionary socialist leader, Dr. Ram Mohan Lohiya.
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