From Kanpur to Raisina Hills; Ram Nath Kovind elected as India’s 14th president

1/8NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected as the 14th President of India after receiving an overwhelming majority of votes from the country's lawmakers. PTI

NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected as the 14th President of India after receiving an overwhelming majority of votes from the country’s lawmakers. PTI

NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected as the 14th President of India after receiving

2/8Kovind polled 7,02,044 votes out of 10,90,300 in the Electoral College, while his rival Meira Kumar, the joint Opposition candidate, secured 3,67,314 votes. PTI

Kovind polled 7,02,044 votes out of 10,90,300 in the Electoral College, while his rival Meira Kumar, the joint Opposition candidate, secured 3,67,314 votes. PTI

Kovind polled 7,02,044 votes out of 10,90,300 in the Electoral College, while his rival Meira Kumar,

3/8Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and expressed happiness over the extensive support that he got. He also shared an old picture with Kovind, with the caption "always been a privilege to know you". PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and expressed happiness over the extensive support that he got. He also shared an old picture with Kovind, with the caption “always been a privilege to know you”. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and expressed happiness over the extensive support th

4/8Along with BJP chief Amit Shah, he felicitated the President-elect at his residence. Amit shah said that his win is a victory for the poor, downtrodden and the marginalised. PTI

Along with BJP chief Amit Shah, he felicitated the President-elect at his residence. Amit shah said that his win is a victory for the poor, downtrodden and the marginalised. PTI

Along with BJP chief Amit Shah, he felicitated the President-elect at his residence. Amit shah said

5/8Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ananth Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Harsh Vardhan also greeted Kovind at his temporary residence at 10 Akbar Road. PTI

Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ananth Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Harsh Vardhan also greeted Kovind at his temporary residence at 10 Akbar Road. PTI

Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ananth Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Harsh Vardhan also greeted K

6/8Kovind thanked all those who supported him in his journey and said that the moment is emotional for him. He vowed to represent all those struggling to make a living. PTI

Kovind thanked all those who supported him in his journey and said that the moment is emotional for him. He vowed to represent all those struggling to make a living. PTI

Kovind thanked all those who supported him in his journey and said that the moment is emotional for

7/8Kovind's wife Sarita also accepted the greetings. She said that, she had never thought he would become the president but he has risen by dint of his hard work and honesty. PTI

Kovind’s wife Sarita also accepted the greetings. She said that, she had never thought he would become the president but he has risen by dint of his hard work and honesty. PTI

Kovind’s wife Sarita also accepted the greetings. She said that, she had never thought he would beco

8/8Praunkh, Kovind's anancestral village in Kanpur also celebrated his victory. All the residents were seen greeting one another, distributing sweets and celebrating with 'gulal', while the children danced their excitement out. PTI

Praunkh, Kovind’s anancestral village in Kanpur also celebrated his victory. All the residents were seen greeting one another, distributing sweets and celebrating with ‘gulal’, while the children danced their excitement out. PTI

Praunkh, Kovind’s anancestral village in Kanpur also celebrated his victory. All the residents were

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