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India has never been short of inspiring examples and motivational stories. There are numerous figures in the Indian History that have driven development and growth in various domains including politics, technology, democracy as well as education.
Be it science, medicine, literature or religion, India has always emphasised the importance of education through the centuries. From the religious learning centres ‘Gurukuls’, ancient universities like Nalanda to former structured education that the nation currently embraces, Indian education has produced some of the greatest leaders, business men, scientists and other prominent personalities.
Our generations have been inspired by highly educated leaders throughout the generations including Former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and many others. Similarly, India has had some of the highly educated Presidents ever since the Independence.
Here is the list of Indian Presidents and their Achievements in the Field of Education:
Name of the President
Ram Nath Kovind
July 20, 2017 to present
July 25, 2012 to July 20, 2017
July 25, 2007 to July 25, 2012
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
July 25, 2002 to July 25, 2007
Kocheril Raman Narayanan
July 25, 1997 to July 25, 2002
Shankar Dayal Sharma
July 25, 1992 to July 25, 1997
July 25, 1987 to July 25, 1992
Giani Zail Singh
July 25, 1982 to July 25, 1987
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
July 25, 1977 to July 25, 1982
Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting)
February 11, 1977 to July 25, 1977
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
August 24, 1974 to February 11, 1977
Varahagiri Venkata Giri
August 24, 1969 to August 24, 1974
Mohammad Hidayatullah (Acting)
July 20, 1969 to August 24, 1969
Varahagiri Venkata Giri (Acting)
May 3, 1969 to July 20, 1969
May 13, 1967 to May 3 1969
May 13, 1962 to May 13, 1967
January 26, 1950 to May 12, 1962
Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the Honourable President of India and he will be starting office from the session 2017. Like the other proficient Presidents of India, Ram Nath Kovind is also a highly educated leader who began his political career in 1978. He was also selected for the Allied Services of India after clearing the Civil Services exam, however, he quit to make his career in the field of law.
So here are the Presidents of India who have left their mark for generations to come. With their dedicated service and patriotism, they continue to inspire the youth of India to work for the homogeneous development of the nation.