Sushma Swaraj's educational background: From a double bachelor's in Pol Sc and Sanskrit to an LLB
Sushma Swaraj, India's former External Affairs Minister, has put the country in sorrow by her sudden demise on Tuesday night. Known as a firebrand leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, Sushma Swaraj was one of the rare loved politicians across all party lines.
Sushma was born on February 14, 1952, at Ambala Cantt, Haryana. She became the youngest cabinet minister of Haryana at the age of 25 in 1977 and was the second woman to hold the Minister of External Affairs after Indira Gandhi.
Educational background of Sushma Swaraj:
Sushma Swaraj completed her graduation from Sanatan Dharma College of Ambala Cantonment and got her bachelor's degree with honours in Political Science and Sanskrit.
Then, she did a degree course in LLB from the Department of Laws of the Punjab University in Chandigarh. In 1970, she received the best student award from SD College, Ambala Cantonment.
Sushma had also won the title of the best cadet of NCC at SD College for three years in a row.
For three consecutive years, she won the best Hindi speaker award, a state-level competition held by the Language Department of Haryana.
She was declared the best speaker in Hindi of Punjab University in the AC Bali Memorial declamation contest and awarded the university colour there.
Sushma Swaraj was excellent in her extracurricular activities. She received several awards of distinction in debates, rhetoric contests, recitations, dramas and other cultural activities. Apart from being a keen reader of poetry and literature, she also took interest in classical music, poetry, fine arts and drama.
She was the president of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan of the state of Haryana for four years.
(With inputs from elections.in)