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On this day, work of making a list for conducting first census in independent India was started, Know history of February 9

Punjab Tribune Bureau | February 09, 2022 10:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: Census is such a national festival celebrated every 10 years, Which every citizen living in every part of the country included. Census was held every 10th year since 1871 in the country. In the ways, after the partition in 1947 and the country's independence, the census in 1951 was in itself the 9th census, but it was the first census after independence and due to the partition, it underwent many changes.

 

With the changing map of India, the proportion of Hindu Muslim population also changed. February 9 has a special significance in the history of Census of independent India because on this day the work of making the list for the census was started. Let us tell you that in 1951 the population of India was around 36 crores. But in 2022, the population of India has increased to more than 135 crores.

 

1757: Robert Clive annexed Calcutta (now Kolkata) from Sirajudaula to British control through the Treaty of Alinagar.

 

1824: The famous nineteenth century Bengali poet and playwright Michael Madhusudan Dutta embraced Christianity.

 

1951: The work of making list for the first census in independent India started.

 

1969: The performance of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's Congress Party was very poor in the assembly elections held in six states of the country.

 

1971: The Apollo 14 spacecraft sent to the moon by the American space agency NASA returned to Earth after completing its term.

 

1975: Russian spacecraft Soyuz 17 returned to Earth after spending 29 days in space.

 

1992: A plane going to Dakar, the capital of Senegal carrying tourists, crashes. In the darkness of the night, the pilot landed the plane on the queuing lights in the garden of a hotel, mistaking it for the airstrip of the plane floor, just before the destination. Of the 59 people on board, 31 died.

 

2006: 23 people killed in a fidayeen attack in Hangu, Pakistan, on the holy day of Shia Muslims, 'Ashura'. Later, the death toll reached 31 in the riots that broke out between Shia and Sunni Muslims. In Herat, Afghanistan, 6 people died and about 120 were injured in the riots.

 

2008: Baba Amte, who devoted his entire life to the welfare of leprosy patients, died.

 

2010: The death toll in the devastating Haiti earthquake is officially announced at 230,000.

 

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