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A Book Tribute to Pratibha Patil

Published on January 01, 2018
Honourable Smt. Pratibha Patil, the First Women President of India has completed 50 glorious years in politics.
A Book Tribute to Pratibha Patil
  • To commemorate the occasion, a book titled “Bharatachi Pratibha” (Jeevan Gaurav Granth) was released by NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) chief Sharad Pawar at the Balgandharva auditorium in Pune.
  • Along with the book a website on Pratibha Patil was also launched.
  • This book “Bharatachi Pratibha” comprises the memorable contributions and the immense services rendered by Smt. Pratibha Patil thus contributing to the social and political arena of pour country.
  • Former President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee felicitated Smt. Pratibha Patil on this occasion and presented her with a memento as a tribute to the contributions made by her.
  • The book gives an insight into the ever inspiring journey of our former President Smt. Pratibha Patil. It showcases the various experiences she had during her journey from her home town in Jalgaon to the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • She was philanthropist, supporter of women who even supported people coming from the weaker sections of the society.

About Pratibha Patil

  • She was born in Jalgaon on 19th December, 1934 where she received her early education.
  • She even attained her Master’s degree in Political science and Economics from Jalgaon only.
  • Patil started her professional career as a practicing lawyer at the Jalgaon District court.
  • She devoted herself to the social activities and upliftment of the poor and weaker sections of the society.
  • She served as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from 1985 to 1990 and was later elected as the MP to Lok Sabha in 1991. 
  • She held positions as Governor and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
  • On 25th July, 2007 she was elected as the First Women President of India

Test Yourself

Who was the First Women President of India?Answer- Smt. Pratibha Patil

Who is the current Chairman of Rajya Sabha?Answer- Venkaiah Naidu

Who was the First President of Independent India?Answer- Rajendra Prasad

Name the biography released on Pratibha Patil by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on her 76th birthday?Answer- “AN Inspirational Journey: Pratibha Devisingh Patil. The First Woman President of India”

Who is the current speaker of Lok Sabha?Answer- Sumitra Mahajan

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