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Poor In The Country Can Have Dreams And Also Fulfil Them: President Droupadi Murmu

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Droupadi Murmu is now the first Indian President with tribal roots after she was sworn in for the post on July 25.  The National Democratic Alliance politician in the presidential elections that took place on July 18, by defeating Yashwant Sinha. A teacher turned politician, Murmu has previously served as the governor of Jharkhand state. In her speech after the swearing-in ceremony, Murmu mentioned that she was the first Indian president who was born after the country attained independence.

Murmu defeated Sinha, the presidential candidate backed by the opposition, by a huge margin in the presidential elections. Despite facing multiple tragedies in her life- the untimely death of her two sons and husband, Murmu managed to bounce back and devouted her life to spirituality and advocating rights of the tribal community.

Droupadi Murmu Oath Ceremony

Droupadi Murmu’s swearing-in ceremony was held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi and the Oath of Office was administered by NV Ramana, Chief Justice of India. Former president Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Naveen Patnaik- Chief Minister of  Odisha and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla were in attendance.

I want all our sisters and daughters to be more and more strong and continue to increase their contribution in every sector of the country: Droupadi Murmu

Murmu addressed the  joint sitting of Parliament after the oath was administered, where she stated, “My election is proof that poor in the country can have dreams and also fulfil them.” She also added that her focus would be on the welfare of the marginalised and providing them with necessary education, which has always been a dream for her. Before the swearing in ceremony Droupadi Murmu visited the Gandhi Samadhi in Rajghat and paid her respects.

Talking about the women of India, the newly elected president Murmu was quoted saying– I want all our sisters and daughters to be more and more strong and continue to increase their contribution in every sector of the country. In her speech at the swearing in ceremony, she also addressed the youth of the country stating, “I want to say to the youth of our country that you are not only building your own future but also laying the foundation of future India. As the President of the country, I will always support you fully.”


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