Soon the 14th President of India will be taken over by the Former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind.Next the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be dedicated to Mr Ram Nath Kovind. The election, which was organised on Monday, was a one-way competition between Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar.
Here’s what you should know about Ram Nath Kovind
10. If gets through, Kovind will be the 1st President from Uttar Pradesh– a claim that has given 9 prime ministers to the country.
9. Kovind has served as a member on several important Parliamentary Committees. They include Parliamentary Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas, Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Parliamentary Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment, Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs, Parliamentary Committee on Law and Justice. He also chaired the Rajya Sabha House Committee.
8. 70-year-old Kovind is a Dalit innovator from Kanpur. he was president of the BJP Dalit Morcha from 1998 to 2002. He has also been President of the All Indian Koli Samaj as well as the SC/ST representative at IIM-Calcutta. Kovind was twice chosen to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh in 1994-2000 and 2000-2006. in the United Nations in New York, He represented India and addressed United Nations General Assembly in October 2002.
7. In 2007, from Bhognipur, BJP provided him with a ticket for UP Assembly election. He also lost that election too.
6. BJP fielded him as a Lok Sabha applicant from Ghatampur in UP in 1990. He lost that election.
5.In 1977, after the formation of Janata Party government, he became private secretary to then PM Morarji Desai. In the Supreme Court, he also proved helpful as a younger counsellor for the Janata Party government.
4. Advocate by profession, he was a central government advocate in the Delhi high court from 1977 to 1979, and from 1980 to 1993, Central Government Standing Counsel in the Supreme Court. In 1978, he became the Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court. in the Delhi high court and the Supreme Court for 16 years he practised until 1993. He registered as an Advocate in 1971. With the Bar Council of Delhi, he enrolled as an Advocate in 1971.
3.Kovind successfully cleared the prestigious UPSC exam but denied to join in as he was chosen for allied service rather IAS service.
2.After that, Kovind moved to Delhi to get prepared for civil services examination. He cleared the coveted exams in his third effort. However, he declined the job as he was chosen in the allied services.
1.Born on Oct 1, 1945, in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat, Ram Nath Kovind was the youngest among his three brothers. He completed his main and pre- middle school education from Khanpur in Sandalpur block. He passed the intermediate examination from Kanpur and Bachelor’s of Commerce from DAV College. From DAV Law College, Kanpur he completed his graduation in Law.
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