Role of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (1889-1964) in Freedom Struggle

She was from the Royal family of Kapurthala state in the Punjab. Educated in England, but on returning to India came under the influence of Mahatma Gandhi and became one his close followers and life-long disciples. Remained secretary of All-india women’s conference in 1930, and from 1931 to 1933, served as the president of the women’s association. In 1932 she gave evidence before the Lothian committee on Indian franchise and later, as a member of the delegation of women’s organization, she testified before the joint select committee of parliament on Indian constitutional reforms. Become president of all-india women’s conference in 1938. Served as a secretary of Mahatma Gandhi for sixteen years. She was the first woman to be appointed a member of the advisory board o education, but resigned in august 1942. Attended the UNSECO conference in London in 1945 and in Paris in 1946 as a member of the Board of trustees of the all-India spinners association. After independence, in 1947, she was appointed as the first minister of health of the government of India.

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