Meet our newly elected India President Ms. Droupadi Murmu

Do you want to know who is Droupadi Murmu? Her personal life and political career? How she has reached the President post. Her struggle in her professional and personal life. Everything has been covered in this article.


On the 25th of July, India is going to make History. It is the first time in India that a woman from the Tribal community is going to be the President of India and also will be the first who has been born in independent India. BJP-led NDA's Ms Droupadi Murmu will be sworn in as India's 15th President on July 25 by our Chief Justice of India Mr NV Ramana. She defeated the opposition candidate, Mr Yashwant Sinha, in the presidential election. She will be the second lady President in India after Ms Pratibha Patil. When the NDA government suggested her name as the candidate for the president post since then it was known that she is going to be our next president. However, Opposition parties went to a leader like Sharad Pawar, and Farooq Abdullah for their presidential candidate, and when both were turned down the invitation, finally Yashwant Sinha was made for the opposition candidate who lost to Droupadi Murmu.

Who is Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu was born on 20th June 1958 in Uparbeda village, Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. She belongs to a Santhal tribal family, and she was the first girl from her village to go to college. She graduated in Arts from Rama Devi Women's College in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Under the Panchayat Raj system, her father and grandfather were the village head.
She got married to Mr Shyam Charan Murmu, who was a banker and who passed away in 2014. The couple had two sons and a daughter. Unfortunately, she lost her both sons and now her daughter Itishri Murmu who works at UCO bank in Odisha.
Ms Murmu is a keen follower of Bramha Kumari's spiritual movement, a movement that helped her after she lost her important family members.

The early career of Droupadi Murmu

She started her career as a junior assistant in the State Irrigation and Power Department from 1979 to 1983 in Odisha and later as a teacher at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre at Rairangpur till 1997 when she used to teach Hindi, Odia, Maths, and Geography before entering into politics.

The political career of Droupadi Murmu

In 1997, Ms Murmu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and was elected as the councillor of the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. In the year 2000, she went to become the chairperson of the same Panchayat and was also appointed as the National Vice-President of Bharatiya Janata Party Scheduled Tribes Morcha.

In the same year 2000, she won the Odisha legislative assembly election from the Rairangpur Assembly constituency where she served two terms during 2000-2009. She served as the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Commerce and Transportation, later the minister for Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from 2000 to 2004. In 2006, she won the election to become State President of the BJP Scheduled Tribe Morcha and between 2006-2009 she served as District President of the BJP in Mayurbhanj. She lost the Lok Sabha Election in 2009 from the Mayurbhani constituency because at the time BJD and BJP alliance in Odisha was ended. She was honoured with the Nilkantha award for the best MLA in 2007 for her marvellous work in the field.

As a Governor of Jharkhand

In 2015, she became the first woman to become the Governor of Jharkhand and also the first female tribal leader selected as a Governor of any Indian state. She was the first Governor in Jharkhand state who completed her term. Jharkhand administrators, political leaders, and people close to her describe her as a "kindhearted and unbiased" and down-to-earth person who is easily reachable to all.


Now when she will start her term as the president of India, we sincerely hope that she will take India to another level as the Head of State. She is known as an experienced MLA, Governor, and a strong character. So, our expectations become even more from her. Let's hope that India would have a strong Supreme Commander of our Armed forces who should not hesitate to take strong action when needed.

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Author: Partha K.25 Jul 2022 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

A timely article written by the author. Today (25/07/2022) forenoon, the President-elect, Ms. Draupadi Murmu is going to take oath in Delhi and thereafter, she will become the 15th President of India. We don't know much about the family-members of the President-elect, although, even earlier also she held the constitutional post of Governor of Jharkhand. This proves her greatness. She prefers to remain low profile and work for the benefits of the downtrodden.

I have no doubt that the new President of India will help emancipation of India's vast tribal community and also those people who belong to the lower economic strata.

Author: Umesh26 Jul 2022 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

A nice article giving us valuable and concrete information regarding the life of the present President of the country - Droupadi Murmu. She is an experienced person and has come from a very humble background. I wish and hope that she would be a very successful and popular President of our country.

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao29 Jul 2022 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

A very informative article from the author. We got complete information about our president through this article.
The majority of us never knew about Droupadi Murmu till the date her name came up as the candidate for the presidential post nominated by the ruling NDA. I myself searched Google to know about her. But as of date, she is the first citizen of this biggest democratic and secular country on the globe.

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