Ganga Sharan Singh (Sinha) (1905-1988 Born In Bihta, Patna, Bengal Presidency) was a member of the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament of India, for three terms (1956–62 and 1962-68 from Bihar, and then a nominated member in 1968-1974).[1] He was prominent in the Indian National Congress party and a co-founder of the Congress Socialist Party.[2] He was close to Rajendra Prasad, India's first President.[3] He shared a house in Patna with his close friend and nationalist Jayaprakash Narayan.[4]


Gangasharan Sinha, commonly called Ganga Babu, had acquaintance with many Hindi writers but never wrote himself. A good orator, he worked to promote Hindi as a national language. He was among the founding members of the Board of trustees of Bharatiya Jnanpith.[5] The Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra has instituted an award in his honour.[6] The Government of India has instituted Ganga Sharan Singh Awards under Hindi Sevi Samman Awards.[7] The government of Bihar has instituted an award for literature in his name.

Ganga Sharan Singh was also a member of the Press Council of India between 16 November 1966, and 31 December 1969.[8]


He died in 1988 of a heart attack.

Ganga Sharan Sinha Committee Report

The Government of India had accepted the recommendations of the Ganga Sharan Sinha Committee Report on child education in 1969 and decided to integrate all services for the 0- to 6-year-olds, planning proceeded cautiously, piloted at first, with the ICDS conceptual model.[9]


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  6. ^ "Kashmir varsity Prof awarded for Hindi language". merinews. 2 August 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2008.
  7. ^ "TOP AWARD PROPOSED FOR INDIAN LITERATURE, PRESIDENT GIVES AWAY HINDI AWARDS". Government of India. 15 June 2001. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  8. ^ "Bihar journalist appointed member Press Council". 19 June 2011. Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
  9. ^ Parker, R. (2006). Early Years Education. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-32672-8.