On the 28th of February Nitin Gadkari Pays Homage to the first President, Bharat Ratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad on his death anniversary.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, was an iconic figure in the country’s history. He was a freedom fighter, a scholar, and a statesman who played a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s destiny. His life and work continue to inspire generations of Indians and are an integral part of the country’s heritage.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was born on December 3, 1884, in Ziradei, Bihar. He came from a family of modest means and was the youngest of his siblings. Despite financial constraints, his parents recognized the value of education and ensured that their children received the best education possible. Dr. Prasad went on to earn a degree in law from the University of Calcutta and subsequently established a successful legal practice.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s entry into politics was inspired by the freedom movement that was sweeping across India. He actively participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement and was arrested several times for his participation in civil disobedience campaigns. He played a significant role in the Champaran Satyagraha, a movement against the oppressive policies of British planters, which was led by Mahatma Gandhi.
Dr. Prasad was a member of the Constituent Assembly and was instrumental in drafting the Indian Constitution. He was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress in 1943 and again in 1939. In 1950, he was elected as the first President of independent India, a position he held until 1962. As President, he played a key role in shaping India’s foreign policy and worked tirelessly to promote the country’s interests on the world stage.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was a prolific writer and scholar. He authored several books, including “Satyagraha at Champaran,” “India Divided,” and “Bapu Ke Kadmon Mein,” which chronicled his experiences working alongside Mahatma Gandhi. He was a firm believer in the power of education and worked tirelessly to promote education in India. In recognition of his contributions to the field of education, Patna University established the Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences in his honor.