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Pratibha Devisingh Patil is first woman to become the President of India. She was sworn in as President of India on 25 July 2007, succeeding Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. She is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC), was nominated by the ruling United Progressive Alliance and Indian Left. She won the presidential election held on 19 July 2007 defeating her nearest rival Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.

Pratibha Patil Info

Date of BirthDecember 19, 1934
Place of BirthNadgaon, India
Spouse (s)Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat
Political PartyIndian National Congress, United Progressive Alliance
Alma materMooljee Jaitha College, Jalgaon, Government Law College, Mumbai
ReligionHinduism
ProfessionLawyer
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 My government is deeply concerned over the adverse impact of inflation on the aam aadmi and the threat it poses to the growth momentum. It has taken a number of pro-active measures to counteract the ill-effects of inflation, 
— Pratibha Patil in her joint address to both houses of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session / February 21, 2011
 We have to strive to make the domestic environment more conducive to investment, encouraging public as well as private investment, and domestic as well as foreign investment, particularly foreign direct investment. We have to maintain the momentum for reforms on a wide front, 
— Pratibha Patil in her joint address to both houses of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session / February 21, 2011
 My Government has provided huge incentives to our farmers to produce more. We have continued to give incentives through the supply of fertilizers at subsidized prices. The new nutrient based system is likely to enhance the rational use of fertilizers, 
— Pratibha Patil in her joint address to both houses of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session / February 21, 2011
 ... proponents of extreme ideologies and the followers of Left Wing Extremism must abandon their path of violence. I call on them to join national efforts for growth and development. I hope that everybody, including the civic society, will come forward and move them in this direction. 
— Pratibha Patil in her Independence Day-eve message, calling upon Maoists to join the national main stream / August 14, 2010
 It is possible, when dialogue is chosen as the channel for communication. By listening to each other's viewpoint and understanding one another, we can address issues before us. 
— Pratibha Patil in her 64th Independence Day-eve message / August 14, 2010

 [The] achievement of goals and targets is dependent on an effective governance structure. Powers have been given to those in the government for formulating policies and for implementation on the field. It should always be remembered that this power must be used in a responsible manner. 
— Pratibha Patil in her 64th Independence Day-eve message / August 14, 2010
 India is the abode of infinite values - let us strive to restore these as we go along the path of progress. 
— Pratibha Patil in her 64th Independence Day-eve message / August 14, 2010
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 It is a huge task to be achieved for a billion plus population, but we should not be overwhelmed. In every village and in every colony of every town, city or metropolis, people can come forward to form groups to work for the disadvantaged. 
— Pratibha Patil in her 64th Independence Day-eve message, saying each and every citizen should contribute his or her mite to the growth / August 14, 2010

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