Droupadi Murmu makes history, becomes India’s first tribal President

Droupadi Murmu, who became India’s 15th president on Monday, addressed the nation after taking the oath of office and expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to lead the country as it celebrated its 75th anniversary of independence.
She continued by stating that she was the first president born in an independent India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished President Murmu luck for her term, calling the swearing-in ceremony a “watershed moment for India, especially for the impoverished, marginalised, and underprivileged. “PM Modi added, “President Droupadi Murmu delivered a message of hope and compassion in her remarks following the taking of oath.”

“Reaching the Presidential post is not my personal triumph; it is the achievement of every poor Indian,” remarked Murmu in front of the Parliament. The fact that I was elected shows that India’s poor can both aspire and realise their aspirations.

Murmu is the country’s first tribal woman to hold the highest constitutional post.
Murmu was sworn in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, S. Jaishankar, and Amit Shah, among others, by Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana.


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