All You Need To Know About India’s 14th President – Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind has been announced as the 14th president of the Republic of India. Ram Nath Kovind was born on 1st October 1945 in Parukh village in the Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. He was born in a Dalit family. His father, Maikulal ran a small shop to support his family. He was a landless Dalit. Ram Nath was the youngest of all the five brothers and two sisters. He used to walk for 6Km to attend his junior school. His childhood was not an easy one. Although he holds a bachelor degree in commerce and has done LLB from DAV College (Kanpur University). He fought for Dalit rights in his early days. He is a very simple man and believes in living a simple life.

Early Life

After graduating with LLB degree from Kanpur University he went to Delhi to prepare for civil service examinations, although he cleared the exam on the third attempt, he did not join as he was selected for an allied service instead of IAS and thus he started practicing law. He held many significant positions in both Delhi high court and Supreme court. He practiced in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for 16 years until 1993. Ram is a very generous and down to earth person as he as an advocate provided free legal aid to weaker sections of the society, women and poor under the free Legal Aid Society in New Delhi. He also served as a personal assistant to Prime Minister Morarji Desai from 1977-78.

Career

He joined BJP in the year 1991. Ram contested from Ghatampur and Bhognipur assembly constituencies but lost both the times. He became a member of Rajya Sabha in 1994 as an MP from Uttar Pradesh state. He served a total of 12 years, two consecutive terms until March 2006. Ram has represented India at the UN and addressed the United Nations General Assembly in October 2002.

On 8th August 2015, the President of India appointed Kovind as the new Governor of Bihar. He constituted a judicial commission which checks management of funds, irregularities in the promotion of undeserving teachers, and selection of undeserving candidates in the university. He took all the possible steps he could to improve the condition of Bihar.

Personal Life

Kovind married Savita Kovind on 30th May 1974. He has a son, Prashant Kumar and a daughter, Swati. He is a family man. He is a man of high moral values who has always stood up for protecting the rights of the weaker sections of the society. His focus was on uplifting the state of the backward castes and poor people.

2017 Presidential Campaign

After a nomination for the post of 14th President of India, he resigned from his post of governor of Bihar, and Mr. Pranab Mukherjee accepted his resignation on 20th June 2017. He was nominated by the ruling party and won the 2017 Presidential Elections against Meira Kumar, the presidential candidate of the opposition. He won by a clear 65.65% votes against just 35.35% votes for Meira Kumar. We hope that our new President proves worthy of his salts and help in the development of the country.

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