Remembering #SirChotuRam on his birth Anniversary.

Sir Chhotu Ram, (born Ram Richpal; 24 November1881was a prominent ideologue of the pre-Independent India, who championed the interest of oppressed communities of the Indian subcontinent.
He died on 9 January 1945 (aged 63)
Lahore, Punjab, British India

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•He was the Alumni of ST.STEᑭᕼEᑎS ᑕOᒪᒪEGE, ᗪEᒪᕼI.

•He was the founder of ᑎᗩTIOᑎᗩᒪ ᑌᑎIOᑎIST ᑭᗩᖇTY.

•Sir Chhotu Ram rose to become ᖇEᐯEᑎᑌE ᗰIᑎISTEᖇ of ᑌᑎᗪIᐯIᗪE ᑭᑌᑎᒍᗩᗷ.
•The modern concepts like debt settlement boards, caps on interest, the basic fairness to the tiller were included in these 1930s laws.

•He is called as The ᖴᗩTᕼEᖇ of ᗷᕼᗩKᖇᗩ ᑎᗩᑎGᗩᒪ ᗪᗩᗰ.
He conceived of the Bhakra Dam way back in 1923.
•As a member of the pre-Partition Punjab Legislative Council, his first major achievement was the passage of the Punjab Land Revenue (Amendment) Act, 1929, which remains a landmark social legislation till date.
•Sir Chhotu Ram emerged as country’s first big agrarian reformer who stood up and fought for the rights of farmers.

•He used to recite the following lines of the poet Iqbal quite often:“Raise thyself to such a height that God may himself ask you what do you wish to achieve”.
•He was also the originator of the concept of compensating the farmer for at least the expenses incurred by him on farming.

•Sir Chottu Ram popularly came to be known as ᗪEEᑎ ᗷᗩᑎᗪᕼᑌ.
•He was awarded the title of ‘Rao Bahadur’ and was accorded knighthood in 1937.

•He tried to create a non-sectarian peasant group consciousness.He formed the Unionist Party (Zamindara League) in 1923,which was a cross-communal alliance of Hindu Jats and Muslim agriculturists.

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