Where was the First Session of Indian National Congress held?

Q. Where was the First Session of Indian National Congress held?

A. Bombay
B. Madras
C. Calcutta
D. Delhi

Answer: A. Bombay

Indian National Congress (INC) held its first session at Bombay.

  • The session was scheduled to be held in Poona, but due to a cholera outbreak, it was shifted to Bombay in the eleventh hour.
  • The first session was held from 28 to 31 December 1885.
  • The first President of INC was Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee.
  • Indian National Congress was founded on 28 December 1885.
  • British civil servant Allan Octavian Hume is considered as the founding father of INC.
  • The first session was attended by 72 delegates, representing each province of India

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