Mr. Jawaharlal Darda

Born in Yawatmal District in Maharastra on July 2,1923, Mr. Darda joined the freedom struggle at the age of 17. He actively participated in the Quit India Movement in 1942. Mr. Darda launched “Nave Jag” a weekly newspaper from Yawatmal to foster the spirit of nationalism in the year 1947. Later he launched “Lokmat” a Marathi weekly in 1952 which was transformed into daily in 1971.

Mr. Darda was elected to the Maharastra Legislative Council between 1972 and 1995. He made a mark in the governance in Maharastra by his admirable handling of the portfolios of energy , industry, irrigation, health, food and civil supplies, sports, youth affairs, textiles and environment as a Minister.

To commemorate late Mr. Jawaharlal Darda, Govt. of India has issued a special postage stamp on 2nd Dec. 2005.

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