Ram Nath Kovind today took oath in Parliament’s Central Hall as India’s 14th President and in his first address said India’s unity in diversity was the key to its success. After nomination for the post of 14th President of India, he resigned from his post as Governor of Bihar
Kovind was born on 1 October 1945 in Paraunkh village in the Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh. His father Maikulal ran a small shop. 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. Kovind later donated the land to the community.
He has served on the Board of management of Dr. B.R Ambedkar University and as on the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta.
“We are a country of great diversity, yet have shown that unity is the way forward. We are a peaceful nation and are now at a stage where we have to take the country forward… (more…)