Which Session Congress Elected it First Woman President?

For which of the following Sessions, the Congress elected it first woman President?

  1. Calcutta Session 1917
  2. Allahabad Session 1921
  3. Gaya Session 1922
  4. Lucknow Session 1916
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 14th May 2015 in Politics.
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    Option 1 ( Calcutta Session 1917 ) is the right answer.

    Annie Besant was the first woman President of Indian National Congress. She presided over the 1917 Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress. Annie Besant was of Irish origin and was one of the few foreigners who played a significant role in the Indian freedom movement.

    RE: Which Session Congress Elected it First Woman President?

    Annie Besant was born as Annie Woods in London on October 1, 1847. In 1867 Annie married Frank Besant, a clergymen, and they had two children. However, Annie and Frank were legally separated in 1873. Annie Besant became interested in Theosophy, a religious movement founded in 1875 and based on Hindu ideas of karma and reincarnation. She later on became leader of Theosophical society.

    Annie Besant first visited India in 1893 and later settled here. She became involved in the Indian freedom movement. In 1916 she established the Indian Home Rule League, which demanded self-rule for India. Annie Besant died in India on 20 September 1933.

    Harsh Vardhan Professor Answered on 14th May 2015.
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