The President of India in Brief-
The President of India is the Head of the state of India and the Commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces. Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962) was the first President of Independent India. The President resides in an estate known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, situated in Raisina Hill in New Delhi. The first female president of India was Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil (2007-2012).
BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate Shri Ram Nath Kovind registered an emphatic win over Meira Kumar and has been selected as the 14th President of India.
The Journey of Shri Ram Nath Kovind in Brief-
Born on October 1, 1945, in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat, Shri Ram Nath Kovind was a lawyer by profession. He passed the intermediate examination from Kanpur and bachelors in Commerce from DAV College. He became a law graduate from DAV Law College, Kanpur.
He practiced as an advocate for the Central Government at Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979. He was a permanent advocate for the Centre at the Supreme Court between 1980 and 1993. The BJP-led Centre had appointed Ram Nath Kovind, 76, as Bihar Governor in August 2015 with a view to wooing the Dalits in the state Assembly elections. However, he has resigned from the post before appearing in the Presidential Elections.
Ram Nath Kovind was a Rajya Sabha member between 1994 and 2006 from Uttar Pradesh. Kovind was the member of the Parliamentary Committees for SC/ST welfare, home ministry, petroleum and natural gas, social justice and rights, and law and justice. He was also the chairman of Rajya Sabha housing committee.
Source- India Today