First in Bihar

Rajendra Prasad
Rajendra Prasad, the First President of India
Politics
  1. First Person from Bihar to become President of India: Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  2. First Governor of Bihar (British India): Sir James David Sifton
  3. First Governor of Bihar (Post Independence): Jairamdas Daulatram
  4. First Person from Bihar to become Deputy Prime Minister of India: Babu Jagjivan Ram
  5. First Chief Minister of Bihar: Dr. Srikrishna Singh
  6. First Muslim Chief Minister of Bihar: Abdul Ghafur
  7. First Female Chief Minister of Bihar: Rabri Devi
  8. First Dalit Chief Minister of Bihar: Bhola Paswan Shastri
  9. First Independent Chief Minister of Bihar: Mahamaya Prasad Sinha
  10. First Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar: Dr. AN Sinha
  11. First Education Minister of Bihar:    Sir Ganesh Dutt Singh
  12. First Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly: Ram Dayalu Singh
  13. First Politician from Bihar who became the Lok Sabha Speaker: Baliram BhagatFirst Female Chairperson of Bihar Legislative Assembly: Rajeshwari Devi

Administration
  1. First Chairman of Bihar Legislative Assembly: Rajiv Ranjan Prasad Singh
  2. First Chairperson of Bihar State Women's Commission: Manju Prakash
  3. First Chairperson of Bihar State Child Rights Protection Commission:    Nisha Jha
  4. First Chief Justice of Patna High Court: Sir Edbird Chamiyar
  5. First Chief Justice of Patna High Court After Independence: Sir Clifford Manmohan Agrawal
  6. First Indian Chief Justice of Patna High Court: Sir Syed Fazal Ali
  7. First Female Chief Justice of Patna High Court: Justice Ms. Rekha Manharlal Doshit
  8. First Person from Bihar to become Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India: Bhubaneswar Prasad Sinha

History
  1. First Neolithic Site Found in Bihar:    Chirand (Chapra)
  2. First Buddhist Council:    Rajgriha
  3. First Jain Council:   Patna
  4. First Bihari ruler to sit on the throne of Delhi: Sher Shah Suri
  5. First Sikh Guru to visit Bihar - Guru Nanak Dev
  6. First Place where Mahatma Gandhi started Satyagraha movement in India: Champaran
  7. First Person to invade Bihar: Bakhtiar Khilji
  8. First British traveler to Bihar: Ralph Fitch
  9. First Indian Governor of Bihar during British Raj:    SP Sinha

Education
  1. First University of Modern Bihar: Patna University
  2. First Open University of Bihar: Nalanda University
  3. First Agriculture University of Bihar: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University
  4. First College of Bihar: Patna College (1863)
  5. First Medical College of Bihar: Patna Medical College and University (1925)

Awardees
  1. First Person from Bihar to Win Bharat Ratna: Bidhan Chandra Roy
  2. First Person from Bihar to Win Padma Bhushan: Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
  3. First Person from Bihar to Win Padma Shree: Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain
  4. First Person from Bihar to Win Jnanpith Award: Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
  5. First Person from Bihar to Win Magsaysay Award: Jayprakash Narayan
  6. First person from Bihar to receive Ashoka Chakra: Randhir Prasad Verma

Arts and Literature
  1. First person to receive Jnanpith Award: Ramdhari Singh Dinkar ('Urvashi')
  2. First daily Hindi newspaper from Bihar: Sarvaithashi (1882)
  3. First daily English newspaper from Bihar: The Searchlight
  4. First weekly Hindi newspaper from Bihar: Bihar Bandhu (1874)
  5. First weekly English newspaper from Bihar: The Bihar Herald (1875)
  6. First Maithili film: Kanyadaan
  7. First Hindi film from Bihar: Kal Hamara Hai (Directed by Girish Ranjan)
  8. First Bhojpuri film: Ganga Maiya Tohe Pieri Chadabo

Miscellaneous
  1. First Astronomical Observatory of Bihar: Indira Gandhi Planetarium, Patna
  2. First Oil refinery in Bihar: Barauni Refinery
  3. First Municipality in Bihar: Ara (1865 AD)
  4. First online Panchayat of Bihar: Bhawanipur
  5. First Martyr's Memorial of Bihar: Saptamurthy (Martyr's Memorial), Patna
  6. First bank to be established in Bihar: Allahabad Bank
  7. First irrigation project of Bihar: Sone multipurpose project
  8. First sugar mill of Bihar: Bhadaura (1904)
  9. First Doordarshan Broadcasting Center of Bihar: Muzaffarpur (1978)
  10. First All Women Post office in Bihar Mahila Dak Ghar, BPSC, Patna
  11. First Community Forest Reserve of Bihar    Gogabeel (Kaithar District)
  12. First Stadium of Bihar    Moinul Haq Stadium (Patna)
  13. First Female Indian Army officer from Bihar: Captain Yuthika (2007 Bench)
  14. First Woman from Bihar to Scale Mount Everest: Squadron Leader Nirupama Pandey