English Typing Test

Dr.RajendraPrasad,thefirstPresidentoftheIndianRepublic,wasinmanyrespectsatruerepresentativeofallthatisgoodandworthcherishinginourculturalandsocialheritage.Hiscontemporariesoftendescribedhimasamodelofsimplicityandnobility.Hecametobeknowas"thegentlemanofIndianPolitics." HewasbornonDecember3,1884inamiddleclassfamilyinvillageZeradeiofSarandistrictinBihar.Heacquiredfamewhilestillinhisteens,whenasastudenthetoppedinsuccessiveexamsoftheCalcuttaUniversity.ItwascharacteristicofRajendraPrasadtohaveannounced,soonafterhiselectionasPresident,avoluntarycutinhissalary. Bornandbroughtupisanorthodoxfamily,inearlierlifeRajendraPrasadobservedallthetaboosinthematterofeatingthatwerethehallmarkofHinduorthodoxy.WhilestudyingatCalcuttaandlaterwhilepracticingasalawyerthereandinPatnaheneverateanythingcookedbynon-Brahmin.ButsoonhewastochangehisentireoutlookoncomingincontactGandhiji. Inhisownrighthewasalsoabitofaneducationist.HemadethoroughstudyofthecurrentsystemofeducationinIndianandcouldwellexpatiateonitsmeritsanddemeritsasalsothereformswhichhethoughtwerenecessarytomakeitatrulynationalsystemforthepeople'sbenefit.In1973whenGandhijisetupacommitteeforpreparingaschemeofBasicEducationalongwithDr.ZakirHusain,hewasalsooneofitsmembers.Healsowroteanumberofimportantbookswhileinjailduring1942-44. OnreturningtoPatnainMay,1962,afterholdingtheangustofficeofthePresidentoftheRepublicforovertwelveyears,Dr.RajendraPrasadwentstraighttoSadaqatAshramwherehehadworkedearlierasafreedomfighter.Hetookactivepartinmobilizingpublicopinionforself-defence.InthewakeoftheChineseaggressioninOctoberthatyear.Dr.PrasadpassedawayatpatnaonFebruary22,1963aftera
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