Ram Nath Kovind has become the popular name in Indian Government after the Presidential Elections 2017. He has been sworn in as the 14 President of India succeeding Pranab Mukherjee. He is the second Dalit President after KR Narayanan. Now, in every upcoming competitive exam, Ram Nath Kovind has become the important topic for Current General Awareness. Questions based on presidential elections will be the highlights of the exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI Exam, Railway Exam and other competitive exams, which will be held in near future. The aspirants who are preparing for the exam should know each and every thing about our Honourable President Mr Ram Nath Kovind. We are providing below some important and interesting facts about Mr Ram Nath Kovind. Read More: Presidential Elections 2017: Quick Recap of All Presidents of India And Their Academic Qualifications
Facts about Ram Nath Kovind
- Ram Nath Kovind was a renowned lawyer who did his practice in Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court for almost 16 years.
- He is the Dalit leader who first stepped into politics in 1994 and got elected as a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh Region.
- He served for two consecutive terms for 12 years till March, 2006. He represented India in the United Nations in New York and addressed United Nations General Assembly in October, 2002.
- During his parliamentary tenure, Mr. Kovind laid down emphasis on the development of basic infrastructure for education in rural areas and helped in the construction of school buildings in Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand under MPLAD (Member of Parliament Local Area Development) Scheme.
- He has served as a member of several parliamentary committees, including the Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Parliamentary Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment, among others.Mr. Kovind served as a member of the Board of Management of Dr. B.R Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
Educational Career: Ram Nath Kovind completed his primary and pre-middle school education from Khanpur in Sandalpur block. After that, he qualified the intermediate examination from Kanpur and bachelors in Commerce from DAV College. Then, he successfully became a law graduate from DAV Law College, Kanpur. Thereafter, Kovind moved to the national capital to prepare for Civil Services examination. He cleared the coveted exams in his third attempt. However, he turned out the job offer as he was selected in the Allied Services.Ram Nath Kovind started his career as a lawyer in the Supreme Court. After the formation of Janata Party government in 1977, he became private secretary to the then prime minister Morarji Desai. He also worked as a junior counsellor for the Janata Party government in the Supreme Court.