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11th September - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 11th September. Significant historical events, Famous Birthdays, and Death Anniversaries on this day September 11.

11th September in the History of India

2022

2019

  • 2019 - Lord Meghnad Desai announced that the "Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust" will donate £100,000 as an endowment towards Mahatma Gandhi scholarships.
  • 2019 - Former IAS officer PK Mishra was appointed a principal secretary to PM Narendra Modi.
  • 2019 - ISRO lost contact with Vikram Lander 400 meters from the lunar surface, not 2.1 Kms.
  • 2019 - Mumbai got its first metro coach manufactured by state-run Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) under the 'Make-in-India' initiative. The indigenous metro coach was built by BEML at its Bengaluru facility in 75 days. In a big boost to infrastructure in Mumbai, the government is pumping in over ₹1.2 lakh crore to build 14 metro corridors in the financial capital.
  • 2019 - IAF resurrects 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’ for Rafale

Before 2019

  • 1965 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Army captures the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore.
  • 1893 - Swami Vivekananda delivered his iconic speech at the World Religion Conference held in Chicago on 11th September 1893. A snippet of his landmark speech was: "I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth."
  • 1803 – Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's army under General Louis Bourquin.

Famous Birthdays on September 11
  • 1884 – Sudhamoy Pramanick, Indian activist and politician (d. 1974)
  • 1895 – Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandhian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (d. 1982)
  • 1911 – Lala Amarnath, Indian cricketer (d. 2000) 1976 – Murali Kartik, Indian cricketer

Death Anniversaries on September 11
  • 2022 - Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati - Dwarakapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati died at the age of 99.
  • 2020 - Agnivesh popularly referred to as Swami Agnivesh was an Indian social activist and a former cabinet minister in the state of Haryana. He is best known for his work against bonded labour through the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, which he founded in 1981.
  • 2011 – Anjali Gupta, Indian soldier and pilot (b. 1975)
  • 1987 – Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and educator (b. 1907)
  • 1973 – Neem Karoli Baba, Indian philosopher and guru
  • 1964 – Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh, Indian poet and critic (b. 1917)
  • 1921 – Subramania Bharati, Indian journalist, poet, and activist (b. 1882)

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