The 14th president of India Ram Nath Kovind is celebrating his 75th birthday today. Born on October 1, 1945, in a small village Paraunkh in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district, Kovind became the second Dalit President of the country after he was sworn in on July 25, 2017.
Many leaders and politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, extended their greetings to the President on his birthday and others followed as wishes poured in on Twitter.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted his greetings for the day to the President, praising his commitment to the poor and marginalised sections of society.
“Birthday greetings to Rashtrapati Ji. Due to his humble personality, he has endeared himself to the entire nation. His focus on empowering the poor and marginalised sections of society is exemplary. May he lead a long and healthy life,” PM Modi tweeted.
Birthday greetings to Rashtrapati Ji. Due to his humble personality, he has endeared himself to the entire nation. His focus on empowering the poor and marginalised sections of society is exemplary. May he lead a long and healthy life. @rashtrapatibhvn
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 1, 2021
Vice President Naidu also extended his regards to the President, commending his simplicity and high ethics.
He wrote, “My Heartiest greetings to Hon’ble President of India, Ram Nath Kovind Ji on his birthday today. He is known for his simplicity, high ethics and remarkable vision. May he be blessed with good health, happiness and many more years in the service of the nation.”
I convey my heartiest greetings to the Hon'ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji on his birthday today. He is known for his simplicity, warmth, vision, exemplary leadership and concern for the poor.
May he be blessed with good health and a long life.@rashtrapatibhvn
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) October 1, 2020
Other prominent leaders to wish Kovind on his birthday include Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who tweeted his greetings in Hindi, asserting that the President’s dedication towards the upliftment of the poor and underprivileged sections of the society is a source of motivation for all.
माननीय राष्ट्रपति श्री राम नाथ कोविंद जी को जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं। देश के गरीब और वंचित वर्ग के कल्याण व सशक्तिकरण के प्रति आपका समर्पण हम सभी को प्रेरित करता है। आपकी बुद्धिमत्ता व कौशल से देश को नया बल मिला है। आपके उत्तम स्वास्थ्य व दीर्घायु की कामना करता हूँ। @rashtrapatibhvn
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 1, 2020
The Union Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh also tweeted about the occasion, stating that the President is “admired by everyone for his wisdom, intellect and contributions to public life.”
Warm wishes to the President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind ji on his birthday. He is admired by everyone for his wisdom, intellect and contribution to public life. The nation has been benefited from his wide experience. Praying for his long and healthy life. @rashtrapatibhvn
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 1, 2021