Remembering Dr. Rajendra Prasad on his 135th birth anniversary
The first president of India
He held the office of the first President of India from 1950 to 1962. He was a political leader by profession and a lawyer by qualification.
Rajendra Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during Indian Independence Movement. He rose as one of the major leaders from the region of Bihar and was an ardent supporter of Mahatma Gandhi.
A true stalwart
"He (Rajendra Prasad) played a very active role in the freedom movement, and also made a special contribution in the framing of the Constitution," Modi tweeted in Hindi.He said Prasad's humility and erudition will always inspire the countrymen.
Leaders paying their tributes
Reminiscing the valour
His vow to free the nation from the Britishers and thhe struggle that followed will always be celebrated.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted, "His life and values would keep inspiring the future generations."
True to his roots
Not only did the first president of India play an important role in nation-building post independence, he was one of the key architects in drafting the Constitution of India.
Many users posted nuggets of interesting information related to the life and times of Dr Rajendra Prasad."Rajen Babu always spoke to people from Bhojpuri-speaking regions in his mother tongue," read one such post.