Dr Rajendra Prasad Death Anniversary (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Dr Rajendra Prasad, born on December 3, 1884 was an eminent Lawyer, Teacher, Humanitarian, and one of the greatest political leaders of all times who actively participated in the Indian National Movement. It was during the time when he met Mahatma Gandhi in 1920, he got influenced by his courage and determination, and eventually left his law profession to participate actively in the Indian National Movement. In the year 1950, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the First President of India by the constituent assembly.
Remembering Dr Rajendra Prasad on his death anniversary, here are some interesting facts about the First president of India:
Rajendra Prasad was only 5 years old when he went on to learn Arithmetic along-with Persian and Hindi Languages. After completing his primary education, he studied in Chapra District School in Bihar.
In the year 1950 when India become republic, Dr Rajendra Prasad was elected as the First President of India. It was during the general election that was held in the year 1951, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first President of India.
He left his Law profession after meeting and getting influenced by the teaching of Mahatma Gandhi, and become an active participant of the Indian National Movement. Meanwhile, he was put behind the bars by the British during the Quit India Movement and Salt Satyagraha.
Before joining the Indian National Movement to free India from the British, he served at educational institutions as teacher, professor and principal. Further, he also practiced Law in Bihar after completing his Law Education at Masters and Doctorate Levels.
Other than participating in Indian National Movement and Serving at Educational Institutions, Rajendra Prasad was also a great humanitarian. He left no stone unturned in helping people who were deeply affected by the unfortunate floods of 1914 that brought turmoil to the states of Bengal and Bihar. He too extended his support in the relief work when Bihar was terribly affected by the earthquake in the year 1934.