The 138th birth anniversary of the country's first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad was celebrated

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The 138th birth anniversary of Dr. Rajendra Prasad

President Droupadi Murmu has paid floral tributes to the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad on his 138th birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 3 December.

Important facts

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also paid tribute to former President Dr. Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary.

  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar also remembered Dr. Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary.

About Dr. Rajendra Prasad

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of independent India. He was one of the prominent leaders of the Indian National Movement.

  • He left his legal profession for the freedom struggle. He was also an Indian independence activist, lawyer and scholar.

  • He also served as the Food and Agriculture Minister in the central government after the 1946 elections. 

  • He also served as the President of the Constituent Assembly of India.

  • He was born on 3rd December 1884 in Zeradai, District Siwan in Bihar. 

  • He did his MA (Economics) from the University of Calcutta in 1907 and joined the Dawn Society and the Servants of India Society.

  • He won a doctorate in law from Allahabad University.

  • He started practice in the Patna High Court in 1916 and founded the Bihar Law Weekly.

  • He joined the Indian National Congress in 1911 and was later elected to the All India Congress Committee after which he met Mahatma Gandhi.

  • He jumped into the Freedom Struggle Movement and participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1920.

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