When and where were the sessions of the Indian National Congress held:

Congress sessions were held from time to time by the largest political party of Indians, the Indian National Congress. The Indian National Congress was established on December 28, 1885. Its first session was held in Bombay (present Mumbai) under the chairmanship of Barrister Vyomeshchandra Banerjee of 'Calcutta High Court'.

It is said that the Viceroy Lord Dufferin (1884-1888) indirectly supported the establishment of the Congress. It is true that Alan Octavian Hume, a retired British officer, was the father of the Congress and after his death in 1912, the Congress declared him as its father and founder. According to Gopalkrishna Gokhale, in 1885 no one else could have founded the Congress except Hume. But the facts seem to be that as C.Y. Chintamani is of the opinion that the idea of ​National Conference was raised in the minds of many people for political purposes and it became a reality in 1885.

Sessions: Sessions of the Indian National Congress starting from 1885 till 1947 are as follows, which reveal its national and all-India form.
Session and year Place President (Special)
First 1885 Bombay Vyomeshchandra Banerjee (72 delegates participated)
Second 1886 Calcutta Dadabhai Naroji
Third 1887 Madras Badruddin Tayyabji (First Muslim President)
Fourth 1888 Allahabad George Yule (First English President)
Fifth 1889 Bombay Sir william wedderburn
Sixth 1890 Calcutta Sir Firoz Shah Mehta
Seventh 1891 Nagpur P. Anand Charlu
Eighth 1892 Allahabad Vyomeshchandra Banerjee
Nine 1893 Lahore Dadabhai Naroji
Tenth 1894 Madras Alfred Webb
Eleventh 1895 Poona Surendranath Banerjee
Twelveth 1896 Calcutta Rahimtullah Sayani (Vande Mataram sung for the first time)
Thirteenth 1897 Amravati C. Sankaran Nair
Fourteenth 1898 Madras Anandmohan Das
Fifteenth 1899 lucknow Rameshchandra Dutt
Sixteenth 1900 Lahore N. G. chandravarkar
Seventeenth 1901 Calcutta Dinsha Edulji Vacha
Eighteenth 1902 Ahmedabad Surendranath Banerjee
Nineteenth 1903 Madras Lalmohan Ghosh
Twentieth 1904 Bombay Sir henry cotton
Twenty First 1905 Banaras Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Twenty Scond 1906 Calcutta Dadabhai Naoroji (used the word Swaraj for the first time)
Twenty Third 1907 Surat Dr. Rasbihari Ghosh (First Division of Congress)
Twenty Fourth 1908 Madras Dr. Rasbihari Ghosh (Constitution making of Congress)
Twenty Fifth 1909 Lahore Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya
Twenty Sixth 1910 Allahabad William Wedderburn
Twenty Seventh 1911 Calcutta Pt Bishannarayan Dhar (Jana Gana Man Gaya Gaya for the first time)
Twenty Eight 1912  Bankipur R. N. madholkar
Twenty Nine 1913 Karachi Nawab Syed Mohd. Brave
Thirty 1914 Madras Bhupendranath Basu
Thirty-One 1915 Bombay Sir Satyendra Prasanna Sinha (Lord Wellington attended)
Thirty Second 1916 Lucknow Ambikacharan Majumdar (agreement with Muslim League)
Thirty-Third 1917 Calcutta Mrs. Anne Besant (First Woman Speaker)
Special Session 1918 Bombay Hasan Imam (second split of Congress)
Thirty Fourth 1918 Delhi Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya
Thirty Fifth 1919 Amritsar Pt. Motilal Nehru
Chattiswan 1920 Nagpur C. V. Radhavachariar (Change in Congress Constitution)
Special Session 1920 Calcutta Lala Lajpat Rai
Thirty-Seventh 1921 Ahmedabad Hakim ajmal khan
Thirty Eight 1922 Gaya Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
Thirty Nine 1923 Kakinada Maulana Mohammad Ali
Special Session 1923 Delhi Abul Kalam Azad (Youngest President)
Fourty 1924 Belgaum Mahatma Gandhi
Fourty One 1925 Kanpur Mrs. Sarojini Naidu (First Indian woman Speaker)
Forty-Second 1926 Guwahati S. Srinivasa Aygar (Khadi clothing compulsory for members)
Forty-Third 1927 Madras Dr. M.A. Ansari (demand for complete independence)
Forty-Fourth 1928 Calcutta Pt. Motilal Nehru
Fourty-Five 1929 Lahore Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (Demand for Complete Swaraj)
Forty-Sixth 1931 Karachi Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (Demand for Fundamental Rights)
Forty-Seventh 1932 Delhi Amrit Ranchod Das Seth
Forty-Eighth 1933 Calcutta Mrs. Nellie Sengupta
Forty-Nine 1934 Bombay Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Fifty 1936 Lucknow Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
Fifty-One 1937 Faujpur Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (First session organized in the village)
Fifty-Two 1938 Haripur Subhash Chandra Bose
Fifty-Three 1939 Tripura Subhash Chandra Bose
Fifty-Four 1940 Ramgarh Abul kalam azad
Fifty-Fifth 1946 Meerut Acharya J. B. Kriplani (Speaker at the time of independence)
Fifty-Six 1948 Jaipur B. Pattabhi Sitaramaiah
Fifty-seventh 1950 Nashik Purushottam Das Tandon

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