Anandiben Patel


Anandiben Patel

Full name - Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel

Born -  November 21, 1941

Designation -
Chief Minister of Gujarat

Political party – Bharatiya Janta Party

Alma mater – B.Sc. Hemchandracharya Gujrat university

Awards - Gallantry Award

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Anandiben Patel is a current chief minister of Gujrat . She is successor after Narendra Modi .Patel"s entry into politics began with an accident during a school picnic in 1987, when she jumped in the Sardar Sarovar reservoir to save two girls who were drowning during a school picnic, for which she received a president"s bravery award.Impressed by Patel"s heroism, BJP top cadre suggested Anandiben Patel join the party. She joined BJP as the Gujarat Pradesh Mahila Morcha President in 1987.

Patel"s first notable work was during a spread of bird flu in the Viramgam district, where she spent weeks helping local citizens and appealing to government officials to take strong action. In 1992, she became the only female leader from Gujarat in Ekta yatra (journey for unity) led by BJP, with BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi.

She could pursue her high school studies inpsite of her being the only girl in her school. After attaining a post graduate degree in science, she did her Masters in Education, thus becoming a teacher and then a Principal. Between 1967 and 1997, she became a teacher and then the principal at Mohinaba Kanya Vidhyalaya, Ahmedabad. During this time, she was honoured with Gallantry Award by Government of Gujarat for rescuing two girls of her school from getting drowned while on a picnic. She is also the recipient of the President’s Award for best teacher. She also has a number of other awards from various social institutions to her credit.


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