Haripura

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Tapti river at Haripura in Surat district, in 2006.

Haripura is a village located near Kadod town in the Surat district of Gujarat, India. It is around 13 kilometres north east of Bardoli. During the Indian independence movement, it was the venue of annual session of the Indian National Congress in 1938, referred as the 'Haripura Session'.

Haripura is surrounded by villages like Mori, Samthan, Kadod,and Kosadi.

Geography[edit]

Haripura is located on the banks of the Tapti River.

History[edit]

Mahatma Gandhi at the 'Haripura Session' of the Indian National Congress

Haripura was safe because of its geographical height during great 1968 Tapi flood.

The Indian National Congress met at Haripura during February 19 to 22, 1938, under the presidency of Subhas Chandra Bose; he was elected President of the Haripura Congress Session in 1938. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had selected Haripura for the convention. 51 Bullocks'chariot was decorated for this very occasion. Noted painter, Nandalal Bose also created set of seven posters at the request of Mahatma Gandhi for the Haripura Session,[1] while film director, JBH Wadia, of Wadia Movietone Studio, made a full feature length documentary of the Haripura Congress.

Visitor's attractions[edit]

A Krishna temple and a statue of Subhas Chandra Bose are located in this village.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bengal School of Art exhibition to open in US". The Economic Times. Jun 24, 2008.