Rajendra Prasad 138 birth anniversary: Dr. Rajendra Prasad was India’s first president from 1950 to 1962. He was born in a Kayastha family in the Siwan district of Bihar. He was also a journalist, scholar, well-known lawyer, activist and philosopher. As a member of the Indian National Congress during the Indian Independence Movement, he played an important role for Bihar and Maharashtra.
On the occasion of Dr Rajendra Prasad 138 birth anniversary: Here are a few rare facts about him:
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad worked as an English professor at a college in Bihar before going into law.
- The father of Dr. Rajendra Prasad hired a Maulavi to teach him Persian.
- In 1917, Mahatma Gandhi chose Dr Rajendra Prasad to help in a campaign to improve the plight of Bihar’s peasants, who were being oppressed by British indigo planters.
- He is the only Indian President to be re-elected twice in a row, in 1952 and 1957.
- In 1962, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
- In 1906, he was instrumental in the formation of the Bihari Students Conference in Patna College Hall.
- He wrote his autobiography while imprisoned in Bankipur Jail for three years.
- Prasad was imprisoned several times by British authorities for his involvement in and support of the Satyagraha Movement and the Quit India Movement.
- Following India’s independence, Prasad presided over the Constituent Assembly, which drafted the country’s constitution. He was critical in shaping the country’s post-independence development.
- Dr Rajendra Prasad died at the age of 78 on February 28, 1963.
Here are Few popular saying of Dr Rajendra Prasad:
- I am certain that your personality will aid in the healing of wounded souls and the restoration of peace and harmony in an environment of distrust and confusion.
- In order to achieve our goals, our methods must be as clean as the ultimate result!
- With weapons of mass devastation at man’s disposal now, the human species itself is in grave risk of extinction.
- We must remember all those who have given their lives in the sake of freedom.
- Actors can’t keep dashing around the woods forever.