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Independence Day 2022: Today the position of women in Indian politics has become very strong. Recently, the country has got the second female President in the form of Draupadi Murmu. Apart from this, many parties are being led by women. The state government is run by women. Women are involved in many big political positions, from the Union Minister to the cabinet of the states, but in the era when India used to be a slave of the British, many freedom fighters were fighting for the independence of India, then there was a woman who was a slave in India. She was also holding a political position. This woman not only raised her voice for the independence of the country, but also played an active role in the politics of slave India. The country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence on the completion of 75 years of independence. on this occasion Know about Indian women leader Vijay Lakshmi Pandit, who was appointed minister in slave India, as well as became the first woman president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Who is Vijay Lakshmi Pandit?
Vijay Lakshmi Pandit Ghulam was a female leader involved in active politics in India. People also know Vijay Lakshmi Pandit as the sister of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. But his role in India’s independence is also important. Vijay Lakshmi Pandit took part in the freedom movement.
Biography of Vijay Lakshmi Pandit
Vijay Lakshmi Pandit was born on 18 August 1900 in the family of Pandit Motilal Nehru in Allahabad. Vijay Lakshmi Pandit was eleven years younger than Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1921, Vijay Lakshmi Pandit was married to Ranjit Sitaram Pandit, a famous lawyer from Kathiawar. The name of their child is Nayantara Sehgal.
Vijay Laxmi Pandit in politics
The Government of India Act came into force in 1935 in slave India. In 1937, under this law, the Congress government was formed in many provinces, in which Vijay Lakshmi Pandit was made the cabinet minister of the United Provinces of Uttar Pradesh. Vijay Lakshmi Pandit was the first woman to get a cabinet post during the British rule. In 1937 she was appointed Minister in the Department of Local Self-Administration and Public Health. She remained in this position till 1947.
Vijay Lakshmi Pandit became the first woman president of the world at the UN
Apart from this, from 1940 to 1942 she was the President of the All India Women’s Conference. Vijay Lakshmi Pandit was also the first woman president to lead an Indian delegation to the United Nations. In 1947, Vijay Lakshmi Pandit was appointed the world’s first woman ambassador, who served as ambassador to three capitals. She became the first woman in the world to be elected President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1953. Vijay Lakshmi Pandit passed away in 1990.