First in Uttar Pradesh

First in Uttar Pradesh
Taj Mahal
History
  1. First Premier of United Provinces (Uttar Pradesh British India): Muhammad Ahmad Said Khan Chhatari
  2. First Nawab of Awadh: Saadat Ali Khan I (1722-39)
  3. First Governor of Agra: Sir C. T. Metcalfe (1834)
  4. First Lt. Governor of the North-Western Provinces: Sir C. T. Metcalfe (1836)
  5. First Chief Commissioner of Oudh: Major General Sir James Outram (1856)
  6. First Lt. Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh: Sir James John Digges La Touche (1902)
  7. First Governor of United Provinces: Sir Harcourt (Spencer) Butler

Polity and Administration
  1. First Prime Minister of India from Uttar Pradesh: Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. First Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Govind Ballabh Pant
  3. First Woman Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Sucheta Kriplani
  4. First Non-Congress Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Charan Singh
  5. First President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh: 25 February 1968 to 26 February 1969
  6. First Governor of Uttar Pradesh: Sarojini Naidu
  7. First Woman Governor of Uttar Pradesh/Any State in India: Sarojini Naidu
  8. First Speaker of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha: Purushottam Das Tandon
  9. First Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council: Chandrabhal
  10. First Woman Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh: Neera Yadav
  11. First Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh: Virendra Singh

Education
  1. First University of Uttar Pradesh: University of Allahabad (1887)
  2. First College in Uttar Pradesh: Aligarh Muslim University (started as Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875, later upgraded to Aligarh Muslim University in 1920)
  3. First Engineering College in Uttar Pradesh: Banaras Engineering College (now known as IIT-BHU)
  4. First Medical College in Uttar Pradesh: Thomson School (Later renamed as Sarojini Naidu Medical College)
  5. First Agricultural University in Uttar Pradesh: Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology
  6. First Open University in Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University
  7. First Urdu Academy in India: Uttar Pradesh
  8. First University for Handicaps in India/World: Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University

People
  1. Leader of first Indian expedition to Antartica: Zahoor Qasim
  2. First Indian Ambassador to the United States: Asaf Ali
  3. First Secretary-General of Foreign Affairs: Girija Shankar Bajpai
  4. First Female IAS Officer of Uttar Pradesh/India: Isha Basant Joshi

Awardees

  1. First Padma Shri Awardee from Uttar Pradesh: Akhil Chandra Mitra (1954)
  2. First Woman Padma Shri Awardee from Uttar Pradesh: Mona Chandravati Gupta (1965)
  3. First Padma Bhushan Awardees from Uttar Pradesh: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, Amarnath Jha, Maithlisharan Gupta, Satya Narayan Shastri (1954)
  4. First Woman Padma Bhushan Awardee from Uttar Pradesh: Rameshwari Nehru (1955)
  5. First Padma Vibhushan Awardee from Uttar Pradesh: Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (1962)
  6. First Bharat Ratna Awardees from Uttar Pradesh: Dr. Bhagwan Das and Jawahar Lal Nehru (1955)
  7. First Woman Bharat Ratna Awardee from Uttar Pradesh: Indira Gandhi (1971)

Sports
  1. First Tennis Players to reach Quaterfinals of Wimbeldon: Ghaus Mohammad

Media, Arts and Literature
  1. First Newspaper of Uttar Pradesh: Hindustan Dainik

Misc
  1. First Gramin Bank in Uttar Pradesh/India: Muradabad and Gorakhpur
  2. First Metropolitan Bus Service in Uttar Pradesh: Kanpur
  3. First Indian National Congress Session in Uttar Pradesh: Allahabad (1888) Presided by George Yule
  4. Buddha preached his first sermon: Sarnath, Varanasi
  5. First Metro in Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow Metro
  6. First Ramsar Wetland Site in Uttar Pradesh: Upper Ganga River (2005) 
  7. First UNESCO World Heritage Site in Uttar Pradesh: Agra Fort and Taj Mahal (1983)