Mahadev Govind Ranade:
1. was first thinker who gave the idea of a welfare state in India
2. founded the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha
3. founded Social Conference movement
4. served as Judge in Bombay High Court
Select the correct statements from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

Please note that the word Welfare State was first given by Archbishop William Temple during the Second World War and was first implemented by Bismarck. In modern India, it was Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade who is accepted to be the first thinker who gave the idea of a welfare state. He said that  the state now is more and more recognized as the national organ for taking care of the national needs in all matters in which individual and cooperative efforts are not likely to be effective as nation’s effort. All the statements are correct in this question.

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