From Advocacy To Presidency: A peak into the life of Dr. Rajendra Prasad


This article will be putting a light on the achievements and life of our former president Dr. Rajendra Prasad who was the first President of Independent India and a very Eminent Layer. Along with the history, the text also highlights the significance of Advocates Day which has been celebrated for many years on his birthday i.e. 3rd December.


"Now I am careful about the kind of roles that I do."

-Dr. Prasad

The Lawyer Communities of India observes Advocate's Day on December 3every year. The occasion denotes the birth commemoration of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the First President of India who likewise was an eminent lawyer and a versatile president.

The Nation Builder Rajendra Prasad was brought into the world on December 3, 1884. Having moved on from school, he learned at the Presidency College in Calcutta and the University of Calcutta. At first, Prasad was a science understudy. In 1907, he finished his M.A. in financial aspects and started instructing.

In 1909, Prasad chose to seek after law considers. He finished his Bachelor's in Law in 1910 and passed his Masters in Law in 1915, getting a gold decoration. The next year, Prasad joined the High Court of Bihar and Odisha. He additionally specialized in legal matters in the city of Bhagalpur.

In January 1934, Bihar was hit by a staggering earthquake. The British specialists became obliged to free Prasad from prison so he could lead the alleviation administrations in the state. After a year, when another seismic tremor hit Quetta (Pakistan), and Versatile Prasad was again chosen as the President of the Quetta Earthquake Relief Committee.

Prasad's role as a legal advisor was also very worthwhile, however, in 1920 he chose to resign to help the freedom development. In any case, in 1937 he finished his Doctorate in Law, accepting a degree from Allahabad University.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad was chosen as the principal President of India in 1950, following the appropriation of the constitution. Albeit genuine force had a place with Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister, Prasad prompted the public authority and added to the improvement of training.


One of the architects of Modern India, Dr. Prasad was an Indian independence activist, teacher, lawyer, scholar, writer, and most importantly first President of India, in office from 1950 to 1962. He was an Indian political leader and lawyer by training.

As a teacher, Rajendra Prasad served in different instructive organizations as an instructor. After finishing his M.A in financial aspects, he turned into a teacher of English at the Langat Singh College of Muzaffarpur in Bihar and proceeded to turn into the head. In any case, later on, he left the school to attempt legitimate examinations and entered the Ripon College, Calcutta (presently the Surendranath Law College). In 1909, while seeking after his law concentrates in Kolkata he additionally filled in as Professor of Economics at Calcutta City College. In 1915, Prasad showed up in the assessment of Masters in Law from the Department of Law, University of Calcutta, finished the assessment, and won a gold decoration. He finished his Doctorate in Law from Allahabad University in 1937.

As a lawyer, he joined the High Court of Bihar and Odisha in 1917. In the same year, he was named as one of the principal individuals from the Senate and Syndicate of the Patna University. He additionally specialized in legal matters at Bhagalpur, the popular silk town in Bihar.

And his significance as an independent activist is unforgettable as Dr. Prasad had a significant part in autonomy development. Prasad's first relationship with Indian National Congress was during the 1906 yearly meeting coordinated in Calcutta, where he took an interest as a volunteer while concentrating in Calcutta. Officially, he joined the Indian National Congress in the year 1911, when the yearly meeting was again held in Calcutta. During the Lucknow Session of Indian National Congress held in 1916, he met Mahatma Gandhi. During one of the realities discovering missions at Champaran, Mahatma Gandhi requested that he accompany his volunteers. He was so extraordinarily moved by the devotion, mental fortitude, and conviction of Mahatma Gandhi that when the movement of Non-Cooperation was passed by the Indian National Congress in 1920, he resigned from his rewarding vocation of an attorney just as his obligations in the college to help the development.

He additionally reacted to the call by Gandhi to blacklist Western instructive foundations by asking his child, Mrityunjaya Prasad, to exit his investigations and select himself in Bihar Vidyapeeth, an establishment he alongside his associates established on the conventional Indian model.

He was finally chosen as the President of the Indian National Congress during the Bombay meeting in October 1934. He again turned into the president when Subhash Chandra Bose surrendered in 1939. On 8 August 1942, Congress passed the Quit India Resolution in Bombay which prompted the capture of numerous Indian chiefs. Prasad was captured in Sadaqat Ashram, Patna, and shipped off Bankipur Central Jail. In the wake of remaining imprisoned for almost three years, he was delivered on 15 June 1945.

He is also known for his effective skills as a negotiator. Along with his nearby partner Sardar Patel, he served on the Partition Gathering set up under the chairmanship of Lord Mountbatten. The opposite side in the Council was spoken to by Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan. Dr. Rajendra Prasad's profound information on the issues in question, his legitimate keenness, astuteness, what's more, tenderness made him a compelling moderator for India. It was fundamentally a result of his reasonable discernment, farsightedness also, smoothness that he had the option to deal successfully and acquire for India an even-handed, just and reasonable settlement of the resources and liabilities, and issues, for example, Central Services, money, and coinage, financial relations, military, etc.

After the development of the Interim Government of 12 named pastors under the authority of Jawaharlal Nehru on 2 September 1946, he has designated the Food and Agriculture office. He was chosen as the President of the Constituent Assembly on 11 December 1946. He became Congress President for the third time after J. B. Kripalani presented his resignation in November 1947.

Well along, Rajendra Prasad was a litterateur in his own right. Hindi was his primary language, he knew Sanskrit, Urdu, Persian, and English. Consequently, he joined in himself the customs of old, archaic, and present-day India even in the scholarly sense. To an incredible degree, Rajendra Prasad affected general feeling through his compositions and scholarly and editorial works. He composed several books in English and Hindi, also, altering a couple of papers. His History of Champaran Satyagraha was distributed in 1917 and another book India DMded in 1946. His Atmakatha was distributed in Hindi in 1946 and English in 1957. This life account is viewed as a truly important report portraying India's battle for an opportunity. One more book named 'At the Feet of Mahatma Gandhi' containing the way of thinking and lessons of his tutor, was distributed in 1955.


Dr. Prasad was given the nickname of Desh Ratna and Rajan (Rajendra) Babu by the loved ones. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the principal President of our Republic was the result of Congress's development. He was our cherished Rashtrapati for two back to back terms from 1952 to 1962. Even though basically a man of harmony and frequently called Ajat Shatru" (a man who has no adversaries), he withstood the emergency which emerged during the Second World War boldly.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad who was warmly tended to as 'Rajan Babu' by Gandhiji as well as by all the Congressmen, joined Mahatma Gandhi as ahead of schedule as in 1917 during Gandhiji's absolute first battle - prominently known as the ChamparanSatyagraha - against the Imperial Government. As a trusted furthermore, committed pupil, he remained by his coach, Gandhiji straight up to his 'Swargarohan'.

The favorable luck of having gotten his help in 1935 in my endeavors to build up the All India Kisan Congress. In this manner additionally, when I was the President of the All India

In the present environment, when character death, inconsiderate conduct, misrepresentation, and common desire have become the request for the day, the picture of Rajendra Babu seems like a guiding light in our memory. Today, our nation is confronting various emergencies or more everything is the emergency of character. A developing country like India undoubtedly is in great need of super thermal power, stations, factories, high-speed vehicles, computers, and machines capable of giving quick answers for complicated issues. However, more significant is that the administrators. of these machines and gear should be pervaded with human characteristics and human methodology. Accordingly, today India needs a more solid age of residents with high character. Rajendra Babu was an image of such a character, honesty, and simplicity. Rajendra Babu will actually stay on a high platform as a remarkable individual of human and otherworldly qualities.


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