Ram Nath Kovind Elected As President Of India

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Ram Nath Kovind Elected As President of India.

Ram Nath Kovind win defeating opposition’s opponent, Meira Kumar. He will take oath on 25th July as the 14th president of India.

Ram Nath Kovind Elected As President Of India

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More About Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind was born in Paraukh village in the Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh. His father Maikulal was a landless Kori (a Dalit weaving community) who ran a small shop to support his family. He was the youngest of five brothers and two sisters. He was born in a mud hut, which eventually collapsed. He was only five when his mother died of burns when their thatched dwelling caught fire. Mr. Kovind later donated the land to the community.

After his elementary school education, he had to walk each day to Khanpur village, six kilometers away, to attend junior school, nobody in the village had a bicycle. He holds a Bachelors degree in commerce and an LLB from DAV College, (affiliated with Kanpur University).After graduating in law from a Kanpur college, Kovind went to Delhi to prepare for the civil services examination. He passed this exam on his third attempt, but he did not join as he was selected for an allied service instead of IAS and thus started practicing law. He was Central Government Advocate in the Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and served as a Central Government standing counsel in the Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993. In 1978, he became an advocate-on-record of the Supreme Court of India. He practiced in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for about 16 years until 1993. He was also enrolled as an advocate in 1971 with the bar council of Delhi. As an advocate he provided free legal aid to weaker sections of society, women and the poor under the Free Legal Aid Society in New Delhi. He also served as the personal assistant of Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai in 1977-1978.

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