The President who taught the Prime Minister, and a new quiz meme | # 69
Also, a sports-woman achieved it first 🌟
George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."
It probably took just a few weeks of homeschooling your kids or siblings in the last apocalyptic year to dismiss that statement real quick. This week's issue is dedicated to those that have reinvented the future of entire generations, whose professions moulds all other professions, our Educators.
Things we learnt this week
While the world sleeps on it for another month, India celebrates Teacher's Day on September 5th to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The first Vice President and the second President of India, also had an extensive career as a teacher, he was a celebrated professor of Hinduism. As a matter of fact, quite a few great educators have held the position of the ceremonial head of state in India.
Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India started his professional life as a teacher. He worked as an English professor at the Langat Singh College of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, and professor of Economics at Calcutta City College.
Dr Zakir Hussain, who served as the third President, co-founded the Jamia Millia Islamia initially called National Muslim University. The economist also played an instrumental role in bringing out the anthology of the great Urdu poet, Mirza Assadullah Khan, 'Ghalib'.
Mohammad Hidayatullah, the first acting President on two separate occasions, was also a Law professor at Nagpur University. Our former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was also his student there, making it a rare case of a President who taught a Prime Minister.
Shankar Dayal Sharma, the ninth President worked in Cambridge University and Lucknow University and held the position of Vice Chancellor of many institutions when in office as the eighth Vice President.
KR Narayanan the tenth President, who called himself a 'working President' before assuming office, taught at the Delhi School of Economics during his diplomatic tenure and also served as the Vice Chancellor at Jawaharlal University after he retired from the Indian Foreign Service.
The People's President, APJ Abdul Kalam, served as the eleventh President. He was also known as the Missile Man of India owing to his contribution to India's military missile development. After his tenure he taught at several prestigious institutions like the Indian Institute of Management, Anna University, Banaras Hindu University and International Institute of Information Technology.
The thirteenth President, Pranab Mukherjee was a lecturer of Political Science at Vidyanagar College, Kolkata before starting his career as a Statesman.
From IWTK, with love
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Only in India
On this week's edition of 'Only in India' we have for you the viral sensation from last month, Shivani Pippel, the bride who refused to start her marriage on a wrong note. All she wanted was a perfect wedding and that her entry to the venue be nothing short of spectacular. That's not much to ask, right? So why should she have walked to the mandap, to a song she didn't pick?
Rest assured the wedding went through after the music was more in tune with her mood 💆🏼
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