The emergence of Madame Pratibha Patil as the first woman president of India had been a historic moment of great consequence. Bearing as the eminent personality representing the common man with distinct identity, she had a glorious innings proportional to the stupendous personality.
Born on September 19, 1934, Pratibha was an exemplary child. She excelled in sports as well as studies. She had been a winner in various walks of life rather a perfectionist to the core. She practiced law after graduation and followed the footsteps of her father. Sooner, her career swung into action mobilizing her to study the problems ailing common man. No doubt, Pratibha had a sensitive heart, which binds her with the world of literature forever. She scribbles her thoughts in the form of poetry quite frequently. She had been inquisitive and blessed with sharp logical mind, which assists her to trod the path of Truth. She had an inclination to join politics following her practice of law. She became the legislator for the state of Maharashtra (1962), governor of the state of Rajasthan (2004) and reached the covetous position of the president of Indian Democratic Republic. Abiding by the principles of polity, with an eclectic fervour for justice and progress in heart, Smt. Pratibha Patil has an extraordinary vision which, when bonded with capabilities, ensures her for positive development.
Honourable Pratibha Patil's journey from childhood to the portals of Rashtrapati Bhawan, had been an inspiration for women to achieve empowerment within the framework of Constitution. Indeed, this historic event is a welcome glory for the nation.