December 8, 2023

HPAS/Allied Mains Answer Writing Challenge Day 8 : 30-06-2021

HPAS Mains Syllabus General Studies Paper 1 : Formation of Congress Party

Question: What were the main reasons behind the foundation of Indian National Congress? Write a brief note on its objectives at the time of formation. (120 words, 8 Marks)                                                                            


Understanding of question:


DirectiveWhat: used to ask for information about people or things
IntroductionAbout Indian National Congress
Main BodyVarious Reasons behind formation of Indian National Congress:

  • To mobilise intellectual minds of that time
  • A Pan India organization
  • Organization for expression of Indian Demand
  • Safety Valve theory
  • Anti-colonialism
  • Promote Nationalism


  • Promotion of personal intimacy and friendship amongst the countrymen.
  • Eradication of all possible prejudices relating to race, creed or provinces.
  • Consolidation of sentiments of national unity.
  • Recording of the opinions of educated classes on pressing problems of the day, and
  • Laying down lines for future course of action in public interest.
ConclusionRelevance of Indian National Congress at the time of its formation
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