20th August 1828: The First Session of Ram Mohan Roy’s Brahmo Samaj is held in Kolkata


On 20th August 1828, the first session of Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s Brahmo Samaj was held in Kolkata.


Raja Ram Mohan Roy was a popular social and educational reformer in India who paved the way for progress in India under British rule. Roy is known for his efforts to abolish sati and child marriage. Because of his forward thinking, Roy is popularly known as the “Maker of Modern India” and also the “Father of Modern India”. Apart from this Roy was also an important figure in the Bengal Renaissance Movement, often being called the “Father of the Bengal Renaissance”. Raja Ram Mohan Roy, along with Dwarkanath Tagore founded the Brahmo Samaj, an important socio-religious reform movement in Bengal in 1828.