- May 1, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Important Personalities
Context :The Vice President of India presented the ‘Yudhvir Memorial Award’ to Hyderabad-based gynecologist, Dr. Evita Fernandez in recognition of her service for the cause of women’s healthcare and empowerment. He also paid tributes to late Yudhvir Singh.
- Yudhvir Singh (1897 – 1983) was an Indian freedom fighter, politician and homeopathic doctor.
- He was a member of the Arya Samaj, and edited the publication Arya-Kumar.
- He was a leader of the Indian National Congress in Delhi. He took part in the pro-independence struggles of 1932, 1941 and the Quit India Movement of 1942.
- In 1935 Singh became the secretary of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee. In 1937 he became a municipal commissioner of Delhi, a post he held until 1952.
- He served as Minister, Health and Rehabilitation, Industries and Labour and Rationing and Jail in the Delhi State government between 1955 and 1956. During his tenure the Delhi Homeopathic Act was passed (the Act came into force on 1 October 1956).
- Singh was presented with Padma Shri in 1971 and later with Padma Bhushan in 1977 by the government.