From Common Man to the First Citizen of India

Ram Nath Kovind  is our new president  succeeding Pranab Mukherjee. He is our 14th president of India. He  was born on 1 October 1945 in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh. His father was a farmer. While coming from the poor Dalit family, he was always keen on his studies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce and an LLB from DAV College. After the completion of his degree,he went to Delhi for civil service examinations.

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 practiced in Delhi high court and supreme court for about 16 years. He joined politics only to serve the society. He joined BJP in 1991 became the BJP Dalit Morcha  president. He was the member of the parliament in Rajya Sabha from his own state. He was social as well as political active. He was appointed as the 35th governor of Bihar on office from 16th August 2015 to 20th June 2017. He was praised for his work as a governor.


He is an altruist and social reformer. He always helped the weaker section of the society, women and the poor under the free Legal Aid Society in New Delhi. He focused on the education in rural areas by helping in constructing school buildings in the rural section of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. His journey is as simple.

On being selected as the presidential candidate by the BJP candidate…He said he was a “small citizen” entrusted with a big responsibility.

From our honourable prime minister to our honourable president , the journey from poor family background to  as important citizens of our country.This is  really remarkable change in our country so far. Earlier it was nepotism in politics now the time has changed.

Just hope for the best!!! Congratulations to every citizens of India  for our new 14th president!!!:)

Vivid Times

This article is written by Vivid Time Staff member.