First Indians in Various Fields

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The First Indians in Various Fields

The first President of India: Dr Rajendra Prasad. He served from 1950 to 1962. He was a great supporter of Mahatma Gandhi. He also encouraged the development of education in India. Prasad established a tradition of non-partisanship and independence for office bearers.

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The First Indians in Various Fields

The first Prime Minister of India: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru was born on 14th November 1889. He served from 1947 to 1964. He loved children and therefore his birthday is celebrated as Children's Day in India.

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The First Indians in Various Fields

The first woman Prime Minister of India: Indira Gandhi. Indira served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 to 1984. She was the only child of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

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The First Indians in Various Fields

The first woman Olympic medal winner: Karnam Malleswari. She won the first woman Olympic medal in the year 2000. She is an Indian weightlifter.

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The First Indians in Various Fields

The first woman Governor of an Indian state: Sarojini Naidu. Apart from politics, she was known for her poems. She began writing from the age of 12 and was also referred to as 'The Nightingale of India'.

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The First Indians in Various Fields

The first Indian to go to space: Rakesh Sharma. He was a former Indian Air Force pilot who was born on 13th January 1949, in Punjab. After his return from space, he was honoured with the title of 'Hero of Soviet Union'. He was also awarded with the Ashoka Chakra.

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The First Indians in Various Fields

The first Indian to receive the Bharat Ratna Award: Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. Radhakrishnan was born on 5th September 1888. His birthday is celebrated as 'Teacher's Day' because of his great contributions to the field of education.

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The First Indians in Various Fields

The first woman to climb Mount Everest: Bachhendri Pal. She is an Indian mountaineer and was born on 24th May 1954.

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The First Indians in Various Fields

The first woman IPS officer: Kiran Bedi. Kiran was born on 9th June 1949, and she held the post of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development. Later, she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December 2007.

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