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President Ram Nath Kovind turns 72, PM Modi wishes him ‘long life dedicated to the nation’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted President Ram Nath Kovind on his birthday, wishing him a long life dedicated to the nation

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: October 01, 2017 9:59 IST ]
President Ram Nath Kovind turns 72
President Ram Nath Kovind turns 72

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted President Ram Nath Kovind on his birthday, wishing him a long life dedicated to the nation. 

“Birthday wishes to Rashtrapati ji. May Almighty bless him with a long and healthy life devoted to the service of our nation @rashtrapatibhvn,” tweeted PM Modi. 

Calling the President “simple and compassionate”, PM Modi said that the President was “sensitive towards the aspirations” of the Indian people. 

“Since his tenure began Rashtrapati ji has endeared himself to the people of India through his simple & compassionate nature @rashtrapatibhvn,” said PM Modi. 

“I have always found Rashtrapati ji to be sensitive towards the aspirations of 125 crore Indians, especially the poor and marginalised,” he added. 

Ram Nath Kovind was on July 20 voted in as India’s 14th President. The Dalit leader first stepped into politics in 1994 when he was elected as a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh. 

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.  

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