Draupadi Murmu took oath as the 15th President of India on July 25, 2022. She contested against Yashwant Sinha, the joint opposition’s nominee for the top constitutional job.

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Draupadi Murmu is a tribal leader from Rairangpur in the Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. Draupadi Murmu is a soft-spoken leader who made her way into the politics of Odisha with her sheer hard work. Draupadi Murmu after winning the Presidential elections 2022, has become the first tribal and the second woman to hold the highest office.

Draupadi Murmu Biography

Draupadi Murmu Husband, Personal Life, Education, Family

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Draupadi Murmu Family, Education, Personal Life, and Husband
Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, to Biranchi Narayan Tudu and a Santali tribal family in the Uparbeda village of the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. Under the Panchayati Raj Systems, her father and grandfather were in charge of their own villages.

Banker Shyam Charan Murmu, whom Draupadi Murmu wed, passed away in 2014. The couple had a daughter named Itishri Murmu and two sons, both of whom died.

Draupadi Murmu Teaching Career

Draupadi Murmu began her career as a teacher before transitioning into state politics. Murmu held positions as a Junior Assistant in the Government of Odisha’s Irrigation Department and as an Assistant Professor at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute in Rairangpur.

Draupadi Murmu Political Career

In 1997, Draupadi Murmu joined the BJP and won a position as a councilor for the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. She was the National Vice-President of the BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha in 2000, and she also assumed the position of Chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat.

Draupadi Murmu held the following roles under the Odisha coalition government led by the BJP and Biju Janata Dal.

Draupadi Murmu: Governor of Jharkhand

On May 18, 2015, Draupadi Murmu took the oath of office to become the first female governor of Jharkhand. She was selected as the Indian State’s first female governor and is a tribal leader from Odisha.

When Draupadi Murmu was the governor of Jharkhand in 2017, she declined to sign a measure that sought to change the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act of 1908 and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act of 1949.

The legislation aimed to preserve the land’s ownership while simultaneously granting the Tribes the freedom to exploit it for commercial purposes.

Draupadi Murmu: NDA’s Presidential candidate 2022

Draupadi Murmu, a 2022 presidential hopeful for the NDA
Draupadi Murmu was chosen by the BJP in June 2022 to represent the National Democratic Alliance in the 2022 Indian presidential election. As part of the Presidential Campaign 2022, she traveled to different states to lobby BJP lawmakers and representatives from other opposition parties to support her candidacy.

When Draupadi Murmu visited the NE states, she received support from a number of well-known opposition groups, including the BJD of Odisha, the JMM Party of Jharkhand, the Shiv Sena of Maharashtra, the BSP of Uttar Pradesh, the JDS of Karnataka, and many others.

Draupadi Murmu takes the oath of office as India’s 15th president.

On July 25, 2022, Draupadi Murmu took the oath of office as India’s fifteenth president. In the Central Hall of Parliament, the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana, administered her oath. Ram Nath Kovind, the outgoing president of India, and Draupadi Murmu entered the Parliament in a formal parade just before the swearing-in began.

The Indian President, Draupadi Murmu, thanked the MPs and MLAs in her speech for choosing her to serve as the country’s first tribal leader. In her first speech as head of state of the greatest democracy in the world, she said: “I was the nation’s first President to be born in Independent India. To live up to the expectations our freedom fighters had for the people of Independent India, we shall need to accelerate our efforts.”

Draupadi Murmu Honors & Awards

In 2007, the Odisha Legislative Assembly gave Draupadi Murmu the Nilkantha Award for being the finest MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly).