Servants of India Society was founded in 1915 by Gopal Krishna Gokhale. Gopal Krishna Gokhale was regarded as Mahatma Gandhi’s political guru.
About Gopal Krishna Gokhale:
- Gopal Krishna Gokhale was born on 9 May 1866 in Kotluk village in present-day Maharashtra in a Brahmin family.
- He was a renowned social reformer of India, Gopal Krishna Gokhale was one of the leaders of the moderate bloc of the Indian National Congress.
- He was known to be the Mahatma Gandhi’s political mentor.
- In 1905, he was elected president of the Indian National Congress (Benares Session).
About Servants of India Society
- In 1905, he formed the Servants of India Society in Pune (Maharashtra) to further the expansion of education in India.
- The Society organised mobile libraries, founded schools, and provided night classes for factory workers.
- He also gave night classes to industrial workers.
- He wanted Indians to receive an education that would instil in them a civic and patriotic sense of duty.