Rajaram Kisan, now 98 years old, was a legislator in the first elected Assembly in Uttar Pradesh in 1952. On Sunday, he was honoured by the UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav during the 125th year celebrations of the state legislature.
Raja Ram Kisan was elected in 1952 on the Congress ticket from Kunda in Pratapgarh district. He lives in his Kisan Ashram in Pratapgarh district, does not have a bank balance or a car and spends his time tending to his cows and a small farm.
Just concluded Pratapgarh Assembly Elections March 2012 results are below
The term of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh will expire on 20.05.2012. Election commission has announced the date for UP as following. Total number of seats is 403, of which 85 are reserved for SC. Schedule is as below.
Election in Pratapgarh is scheduled in Phase V.
Not many people know that Bollywood's evergreen actor Dev Anand had spent some six years of his adolescence with his uncles in Madhoganj area of this town in the 1930s.
Happy Independence Day to every one.
Pratapgarh also has its share of Indian history and mostly unknown. The name of city is derived from Pratap Singh (1628-1682), a ruler of Rampur, who built a fortress (garh). But history before or after him is not known much.
According to a Indian Express, the state government is planning to open a Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre to cater to severely malnourished children of the state.
The project, which will be funded by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), will soon be set up in Pratapgarh, the district with the worst health indicators of children in the state.
Last week, India unveiled a symbol for its rupee currency that it hopes will become as globally recognised as signs for the dollar, the yen, the pound and the euro.
Ministers made their final decision at a cabinet meeting after examining a shortlist of five designs inspired by the letter "R" in the Roman alphabet and "Ra" from the ancient Devanagari script used in Hindi.
Pratapgarh is in limelight due to recent visit by Rahul Gandhi with Gates.
Gates was visiting Amethi, Rae Bareli and Pratapgarh with the aim of striking a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the private Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust that runs welfare projects in the Rae Bareli, Sultanpur and Pratapgarh districts.
Gates, co-chair of one of the biggest charitable organisations in the world, spoke to villagers, with Rahul Gandhi playing the role of guide and interpreter.