Last Updated: 07 Jul, 2023 | Views: 258
Other Profession(s): Political Activist, Educator
Famous For: Indian independence activist and politician.
Higher Education: Graduate
Aruna Asaf Ali is a well-known Indian Independence Activist and Educator born in Punjab. Aruna Asaf Ali is an advocate for Indian independence and a liberation warrior. She eagerly participated in the Congress programs, following in her husband's footsteps, and quickly rose to prominence within the party. The action was historic because it was taken after the British had detained all the significant figures and members of the Congress Working Committee.
Aruna's health grew worse in the last years of her life. In 1996, she passed away after enduring a protracted illness.
In 1954: Aruna founded the National Association of Indian Women and held the position of president until 1956, when she broke away from the group.
In 1955: Aruna joined the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India after the Congress Socialist Party united with it and was appointed Vp of the All India Trade Union Congress. She did, however, leave the Communist Party in 1958.
Aruna worked to improve the status of women after India gained independence, while Asaf Ali assumed the position of Minister of Communication.
Achievements and Awards:
Aruna's involvement in the INC and the freedom movement was recognized in 1998 with the release of a stamp by the Indian government.
Aruna won the famous World Lenin Peace Prize in 1964. In 1991, she received the Jawaharlal Nehru Prize for International Understanding.
She is referred to as the Indian Independence movement's "Grand Old Lady" and the "Heroine of 1942."