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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ram Nath Koving Takes Oath As The 14th President of India Tuesday July 25,2017

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Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday July 25,2017 took oath in the Central hall of parliament to become India's 14th President. Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar administered the oath of office to Kovind. 

After taking oath, Kovind exchanged seats with current president Pranab Mukherjee. A 21-gun salute was also fired in honour of the new president. 

In his first address after swearing-in, Kovind said he is proud to follow the footsteps of former eminent Presidents like Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr. S Radhakrishnan and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. 

"I bow to the 125 crore citizens of this great nation and promise to stay true to the trust they have bestowed on me.I accept the position with humility," Kovind said in his first tweet on the official president handle. 
Honoured to be sworn in as the 14th President of India; would be carrying out my responsibilities with all humility 

Prime Minister Naredra Modi also congratulated the new president on Twitter. 

Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji on taking oath as the President of India. @RashtrapatiBhvn

14  things you should know about the new president

1. Kovind becomes only the second Dalit president after RK Narayanan since Independence to occupy India's highest ceremonial post. 

2. As the head of the government, Kovind becomes the ceremonial owner of 51 per cent of all the central governemt PSUs worth lakh of crores. 

3. Born on October 1, 1945, in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat, Ram Nath Kovind was the youngest among three brothers. After graduating in law from a Kanpur college, Kovind had gone to Delhi to prepare for the Indian Administrative Services. He failed to pass it twice but made it in third attempt. He, however, did not join as he was selected for the allied services and started practising the law. 

4. He entered politics in 1994 when he became a member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh and served as an MP for two consecutive terms till 2006. 

5. Married to Savita Kovind, Ram Nath Kovind has a son Prashant Kumar, and a daughter, Swati. 

6. Kovind, an advocate by profession, used to practice in Supreme Court and Delhi High Court. 
7. He had represented India in the United Nations in New York and addressed United Nations General Assembly in October 2002. 

8. In 1977, Kovind had worked as the private secretary of then Prime Minister Morarji Desai. Later Kovind had also served as national spokesperson of BJP. 

9. On August 8, 2015, Kovind was appointed governor of Bihar. 

10. He is a former President of the BJP Dalit Morcha (1998-2002) and President of the All-India Koli Samaj as  .. 

11. Kovind served as a member of the Board of Management of Dr. BR Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. 

12. He had donated his ancestral house in his native village in Kanpur as baraatghar or community house to the village. 

13. Gujarat's resident commissioner Bharat Lal has been appointed as teh joint secretary to the new President. Sanjay Kothari, chairman of the Public Enterprise .. 

14. In the 2012 Presidential polls, Pranab Mukherjee had defeated PA Sangma by over 69 per cent votes. 

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