Seva Dal

Seva Dal

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Congress Seva Dal
Founded 1 January 1924
Founder Jawaharlal Nehru
Type Left-wing, Peaceful Militia
Area served India
Method Physical training
Key people Jagdish Tytler
Website /Congress-Seva-Dal/16/
Formerly called Hindustani Seva Dal

The Seva Dal is the grassroots front organization of the [2] The All India Congress Seva Dal in-charge is Shri Jagdish Tytler,[3] Congress Seva Dal

Nehru in uniform with Seva Dal Volunteers in Allahabad


In 1923, following the [8]

In 1931, the [9]

The task of imparting training and organising volunteers was given to the Dal in 1938, which was then headquartered in the Karnatak district of the [9]


West Bengal government banned Sewa Dal in 1948. Jawaharlal Nehru got the ban lifted. [12] on the principle that bans are justified only under exceptional circumstances.


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