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President Ram Nath Kovind turns 76; vice-president, PM Modi greet him

Updated on: 01 October,2021 11:25 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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Kovind was born on October 1, 1945, at Paraunkh village in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh

President Ram Nath Kovind turns 76; vice-president, PM Modi greet him

President Ram Nath Kovind. File pic


President Ram Nath Kovind turned 76 on Friday. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him good health and many more years in the service of the nation on his birthday.


Kovind was born on October 1, 1945, at Paraunkh village in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

He was sworn in as the 14th President of India on July 25, 2017.


"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," Naidu tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the president on his birthday saying his focus on empowering the poor and marginalised sections of society is exemplary.

"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,” Modi tweeted.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama also greeted President Kovind on his 76th birthday.

"I greatly appreciate your dedication as President to the nation's steady development especially when it comes to the well-being of the less privileged," His Holiness wrote to Kovind.

"India has long been home to a broad range of spiritual and cultural traditions living in respectful harmony, side by side. It is the most populous, vibrant democracy in the world.

"The country's stature is growing on the international stage. As our world becomes increasingly interdependent, I look forward to seeing India take a leading role in guiding humanity towards peace.

"This may include sharing the treasured principles of karuna and ahimsa, time-tested ideas that remain very relevant today. I firmly believe that India is the only country with the potential to combine ancient knowledge with modern education and with a view to creating a more peaceful world," the Dalai Lama said.

"This year marks the 62nd year of our life in exile. On behalf of all my fellow Tibetan brothers and sisters, I would like to thank the government and oeople of India for their unparalleled generosity and kindness. We remain forever grateful."

He concluded by offering his prayers and good wishes.

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