Published on: December 5, 2022

Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra Prasad

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Advocate’s Day in India is observed on December 03, 2022. It is celebrated by the lawyer community to mark the birth anniversary of Rajendra Prasad, India’s First President and a very eminent lawyer.


  • He was an Indian politician, lawyer, Indian independence activist, journalist & scholar who served as the first president of Republic of India from 1950 to 1962
  • Joined the INC during the Independence Movement and became a major leader of Bihar and Maharashtra.
  • Prasad was imprisoned by British authorities during the Salt Satyagraha of 1931 and Quit India movement . Played a prominent role in the Champaran Movement and Non-cooperation Movement.
  • Served as Minister of Food and Agriculture in the interim cabinet
  • Upon independence in 1947, he was elected as President of the Constituent Assembly of India
  • Only president to serve two full terms and stayed in office for the longest term of around 12 years.
  • He wrote articles for the revolutionary publications Searchlight and the Desh.
  • President of the INC : Bombay session in October 1934
  • Appointed as one of the first members of the Senate and of the Patna University.