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Official Website of Governor's Secretariat, Raj Bhavan Lucknow Uttar Pradesh, India. / Smt. Sarojini Naidu

Smt. Sarojini Naidu

  • Smt. Sarojini Naidu
  • Smt. Sarojini Naidu

    Smt. Sarojini Naidu

    First Governor of the United Provinces of Independent India

    From: 15-08-1947 To: 02-03-1949
    Birth

    13 February 1879 in Hyderabad

    Marriage

    To Dr. M.G. Naidu, in 1898

    Education & Degree

    Educated from Hyderabad, Kings College, London, and Girton College, Cambridge.
    HON. D. LITT., FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITT., 1914.

    Highlights of Career

    Activity associated with the Women's Movement in India and with the welfare of Indian students ; Member of the Bombay Municipal Corporation from 1923-29 ; one of the leaders of the "Quit India" Movement ; first women President of the Indian National Congress, 1925; Delegate, Indian Round Table Conference in London in 1931 ; went to South Africa and East Africa on a political mission on behalf of the Indian settlers, 1924 ; Member Government of India Deputation to South Africa, 1932 ; Governor of U.P. from 1947-49 ; she was awarded the Gold "Kaiser-e-Hind" Medal for organising flood relief work in Hyderabad.