Lord Ripon is known as the father of Local Self-Government in India.
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|Birth||24 October 1827|
|Death||9 July 1909|
|Birth Place||10 Downing Street, London|
Lord Ripon — Father of Local Self-Government in India
Lord Ripon is the father of local-self-government in India.
He was a British Viceroy in India during the late 19th century. His tenure as Viceroy was marked by his attempts to expand local self-government throughout the country, including the creation of elected councils at the district, municipal and village levels.
This reform movement contributed greatly to the public education system in India, and paved the way for wider reforms in government administration and social institutions.
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