Monday, October 4, 2010

A homage to Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit as flashed by me on the f.b on October 5,2010.

Bishwanath Singh :
It haunted my mind as why the people by & large have started forgetting the first woman of the world who was President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1953 and hasten to pay our humble obeisance's to Her lotus feet who had earned her name as a great diplomat was none else other than Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit who was born on the 18th of August 1900 and died on the 1st of December 1990.Let us have detail of her life history and pay our floral tribute to Her!


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Bishwanath Singh :
Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit was born on the 18th of August 1900 to Motilal Nehru (1861–1931) and Swaroop Rani (1863–1954) in a Kashmiri Pandit family. was an Indian diplomat and politician besides being sister of the then Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. In 1921 she was married to Ranjit Sitaram Pa...ndit, who died on 14 January 1944. She was the first Indian woman to hold a cabinet post. In 1937 she was elected to the provincial legislature of the United Provinces and was designated minister of local self-government and public health. She held the latter post until 1939 and again from 1946 to 1947. In 1946 she was elected to the Constituent Assembly from the United Provinces .After India got independence from the British Colonial Rule on the 15th of August 1947, she had entered into the Diplomatic Service and became India's ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1947 to 1949, the United States and Mexico from 1949 to 1951, Ireland from 1955 to 1961 (during which time she was also the Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom), and Spain from 1958 to 1961. Between 1946 and 1968 she also headed the Indian delegation to the United Nations. In 1953, she had distinguished herself to become the first woman President of the United Nations General Assembly.In India, she served as Governor of Maharashtra from 1962 to 1964, after which she was elected to the Indian Lok Sabha from Phulpur, her brother's former constituency. She held office from 1964 to 1968. Pandit was a harsh critic of her niece, Indira Gandhi, after Gandhi became Prime Minister in 1966, and she retired from active politics after relations between them soured. On retiring she moved to Dehradun in the Doon Valley in the Himalayan foothills.In 1979 she was appointed the Indian representative to the UN Human Rights Commission, after which she retired from public life. Her writings include The Evolution of India and The Scope of Happiness: A Personal Memoir Her daughter Nayantara Sahgal, who later settled in her mother's house in Dehradun, is a well-known novelist.Gita Sahgal, the writer and journalist on issues of feminism, fundamentalism, and racism, director of prize-winning documentary films, and human rights activist happens to be her grand-daughter. Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit died on the 1st of December 1990 at the age of nearly Ninety Years. She was known widely for her passion & wisdom. On her passing away, over several thousands of people spread round the globe mourned her passing away and prayed to God to allow Her soul to rest in peace in heavenly abode. Let us join all to pay our humble obeisance’s to Her lotus feet and seek Her bliss for well-being of all living-being of this universe
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Bishwanath Singh Let us pay our respectful homage to Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit who had distinction to be the world's first woman to preside over United Nation General Assembly in 1953!

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et us have a glimpse of a Photo in which Mrs Vijayalakshmi Pandit was seen accepting a necklace from a Bhil girl when she, along with Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, visited Mundu Fort, Indore on September 28, 1952 !


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Bishwanath Singh :Ourhumble obeisance's to the lotus feet of both -Pandit Nehru & his sister Vijaya Lashmi Nehru Pandit who were seen in this Photograph!

October 5,2010

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