PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday tweeted wishing President Ram Nath Kovind on his birthday. He lauded President Kovind for his insights and understanding of policy matters. PM Modi also spoke about his passion towards working for the poor and downtrodden. Read PM Modi's tweet below.
Greetings to Rashtrapati Ji on his birthday.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 1, 2019
India has gained significantly from his insights and understanding of policy matters. One can always see his passion towards empowering the poor and downtrodden.
May Almighty bless him with a long and healthy life. @rashtrapatibhvn
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying that he brought Ranchi in the spotlight in world of cricket. "Jaipal Singh Munda of Jharkhand was the captain of India's hockey team that won the first gold medal in the 1928 Olympic Games. He was also a member of the Constituent Assembly. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has brought fame to Ranchi in the world of cricket. The entire country is proud of Jharkhand's daughter Deepika Kumari," Kovind wrote in Hindi.
The President attended the 33rd convocation of Ranchi University in Jharkhand, where he praised the state's sportspeople like Munda, Dhoni and Kumari. President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday called upon students to use modern technology and become job creators. Addressing the 33rd convocation of the Ranchi University here, Kovind said, nowadays youth have access to modern technology that leads to many new opportunities. "Our previous generations did not have those facilities," he said. Mentioning that the Centre and the state governments are giving fillip to employment (opportunities), Kovind urged the students to fully utilise the opportunities. "Jharkhand has several tourist places and quality educational institutions. The state has many specialities and on the basis of the talent of people like you (students), new dimensions can be set for development," he said.
Jharkhand possesses not only 40 per cent of the country's minerals but also has substantial human resources, Kovind said. "I can say to Chief Minister Raghubar Das that your state is full of natural resources. It also has one of the largest human resource repositories," Kovind said, congratulating about 3,000 students who were awarded degrees at the convocation. He appreciated the university for starting 'Jan Jati and Khetriya Bhasa Vibhag' (Tribal and regional languages department), for teaching five tribal languages---Kuduk, Ho, Mundari, Santhali and Khadia.
The President also recalled the role of Birsa Munda who spearheaded an uprising against the British in the Chota Nagpur region in the early 19th century. "Birsa Munda, whom we refer to as 'Bhagwaan', was one of the greatest freedom fighters from this region, and a source of inspiration not only for Jharkhand but for the entire nation," he said. He also recalled the contributions of other tribal icons like Sidho-Kanho, Jatra Tana Bhagat and Chand-Bhairov, and appreciated the role of Tana Bhagats, who followed the path of Mahatma Gandhis non-violence during the freedom movement. The President said that one should learn from tribals how to live in harmony with nature. Presenting gold medals to 11 of the 56 gold medalists, Kovind said in a lighter vein, "I told a girl that I envy her for getting gold medal for LLM (Masters in Law) while I am only LLB."