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    DR. ZAKIR HUSAIN, CANDIDATE OF INDIA'S RULING CONGRESS PARTY, WAS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ELECTED PRESIDENT OF?

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    DR. ZAKIR HUSAIN, CANDIDATE OF INDIA'S RULING CONGRESS PARTY, WAS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ELECTED PRESIDENT OF INDIA. HE IS THE FIRST MOSLEM TO BE ELECTED TO THE OFFICE.

    HE COLLECTED 471,244 VOTES, EASILY BEATING FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE KOKA SUBBA RAO BY 107,273 VOTES. MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, THE PRIME MINISTER, THREW HER PERSONAL SUPPORT BEHIND DR. HUSAIN.

    DR. HUSAIN HELPED TO SET UP INDIA'S NATIONAL MOSLEM UNIVERSITY AND GUIDED ITS DESTINIES AS VICE-CHANCELLOR FOR 22 YEARS UNTIL 1948. HE SERVED AS GOVERNOR OF BIHAR STATE - NOW SUFFERING FROM DROUGHT AND FAMINE - FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE BECOMING VICE PRESIDENT UNDER DR. SARVAPALLI RADHAKRISHNAN.

    AFTER HIS ELECTION YESTERDAY HE SAID: "THE ELECTION APPEARS TO ME TO BE AN UNEQUIVOCAL RECOGNITION BY MY PEOPLE OF THE FACT THAT EDUCATION IS INEXTRICABLY INVOLVED IN THE QUALITY OF THE NATION'S LIFE; THAT IT IS INDEED THE PRIME INSTRUMENT OF NATIONAL PURPOSE".

    DR. RADHAKRISHNAN, A NOTED PHILOSOPHER, DID NOT STAND FOR RE-ELECTION. HE STEPS DOWN ON FRIDAY AND FR. HUSAIN WILL BE INSTALLED ON SATURDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DKPMQ1XWG4FGF46FZ6FCOFG9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DKPMQ1XWG4FGF46FZ6FCOFG9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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