Ram Nath Kovind – 10 Things You Should Know About India’s Next President

Former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be our 14th President of India.

Here’s the 10 things about our 14th president of India you should know:

1. Ram Nath Kovind was Born on October 1, 1945, in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat, He is the youngest among three brothers. He completed his primary and pre-middle school & intermediate education from Khanpur. He became a law graduate from DAV Law College, Kanpur.

2. His family migrated to Delhi, where he trained and practised as a lawyer. He practised as an advocate for the Centre in Delhi HC from 1977-79. He was a permanent advocate for the Centre in the SC from 1980-93.

3. He is married to Savita Kovind and has a son and a daughter

4. After the formation of Janata Party government in 1977 he became personal secretary to then prime minister Morarji Desai. This was the start of his political journey.

5. He joined the BJP in 1991. He was President of the BJP Dalit Morcha between 1998 and 2002 and President of the All-India Koli Samaj.

6. BJP gave him a ticket as a Lok Sabha candidate from Ghatampur in UP in 1990. He lost the election. In 2007 he also lost UP Assembly election from Bhognipur.

7. He was nominated twice to Rajya Sabha, in 1994 and 2006.

8. He was the BJP’s Scheduled Caste cell president from 1998-2002. He was also the party’s national spokesperson and a member of the BJP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) as a permanent invitee.

9. On 8 August 2015, the President of India appointed Kovind as Governor of Bihar.

10. He represented India in United Nations and addressed United Nations General Assembly in October, 2002.

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