New DelhiPrime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a university in Aligarh. When ready, the operation of the university will be under the government of Uttar Pradesh. It was Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh who donated three acres of land for the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). His great-grandson told a very interesting story referring to the personality of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.
…when the Jat Raja left the meeting with the PM in the middle
Charat Pratap Singh, the great-grandson of Jat Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh of Aligarh, during a conversation with a private news channel, claimed that his great-grandfather got up from the ongoing meeting with the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi after getting information about a student’s problem. “The Prime Minister was having an important meeting with Indira Gandhi. He got a call from a student from Prem Month School. The student told him his problem with the principal. He left the meeting and sat in his car and went to college. Met the student there and solved his problem.
had revolted against the British
Charan Pratap told that Mahendra Pratap Singh’s great-grandfather Dayaramji was the king of Hathras. He said, ‘My great-grandfather Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was the first king of the country who rebelled against the British in 1918. Before that, he had formed the country’s first interim government in 1915. However, Charan Pratap also expressed anguish that his great-grandfather was not given the respect he deserved by the country. “History has not given them the due they deserve,” he said.
Nominated for Nobel Prize
Describing about Raja Mahendra Singh, he said that his great-grandfather established ‘Prem Dharma’ in Afghanistan. He said that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh had founded the World Federation, for which he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1932. He said, ‘The same world association later became the foundation stone of the United Nations Organization (UNO). Built India’s first polytechnic college.
[Attribution to NBT]