Purna Swaraj resolution was passed by the Indian National Congress in the Lahore session of 1929. The session was presided by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Purna Swaraj meant c
omplete freedom from British rule. People were subsequently asked to celebrate 26th of January as ‘Independence Day’. Congress laeders and volunteers hoisted flags publicly across the country.
Congress had already presented the Nehru report to the British government when the demand for Purna Swaraj aroused. Gandhiji and other leaders felt that the British be given a two-year grace period for acceptance of demands. But, under pressure of young nationalists, reduced this period to one year. After a year, during the Lahore session, Jawaharlal Nehru who had done more than anyone else to popularise the concept of Purna Swaraj was nominated the president and was strongly backed by Gandhi. This was followed by the passing of Purna Swaraj resolution.