Draupadi Murmu has become the 15th President of India. Know about Draupadi Murmu’s family, education, political career, previous offices, and other details.
Draupadi Murmu Biography: 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. 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.
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Draupadi Murmu Biography
|Born||June 20, 1958|
|Birth Place||Uparbeda, Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India|
|Parents||Biranchi Narayan Tudu|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Office||President of India|
|Education||Ramadevi Women’s University|
|Previous Offices||Governor of Jharkhand, Minister of State for Fisheries and Animal, Minister of State for Commerce and Transport, Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly|
|Spouse||Shyam Charan Murmu (passed away in 2014)|
Draupadi Murmu Husband, Personal Life, Education, Family
Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in Uparbeda village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha in a Santali tribal family to Biranchi Narayan Tudu. Bother her father and grandfather were village heads under the Panchayati Raj Systems.
Draupadi Murmu married Shyam Charan Murmu, a banker who died in 2014. The couple had two sons, both of whom passed away, and a daughter Itishri Murmu.
Draupadi Murmu Teaching Career
Draupadi Murmu started out as a school teacher before entering state politics. Murmu worked as an assistant professor at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute, Rairangpur, and as a Junior Assistant at the Irrigation department of the Government of Odisha.
Draupadi Murmu Political Career
Draupadi Murmu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1997 and was elected as the councilor of the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. In 2000, she became the Chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat and also served as the National Vice-President of BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha.
During the BJP and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha, Draupadi Murmu served in the following positions.
|Minister of State with Independent Charge for Commerce and Transportation||March 6, 2000 to August 6, 2000|
|Minister of Fisheries and Animal Resources Development||August 6, 2002 to May 16, 2004|
|Former Odisha Minister||2000|
|MLA from Rairangpur Assembly Constituency||2004|
Draupadi Murmu: Governor of Jharkhand
Draupadi Murmu took oath as the Governor of Jharkhand on May 18, 2015, and became the first woman Governor of Jharkhand. She was the first female tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed as a Governor of the Indian State.
Draupadi Murmu as the Governor of Jharkhand in 2017 refused to give assent to a bill approved by the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly seeking amendments to the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act, 1908, and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act, 1949.
The bill sought to give rights to the Tribals to make commercial use of their land, while also ensuring that the ownership of land does not change.
Draupadi Murmu: NDA’s Presidential candidate 2022
In June 2022, Draupadi Murmu was nominated by BJPs the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for the President of India for 2022 election. She visited various states as part of the Presidential Campaign 2022 around the country seeking support for her candidature, from BJP lawmakers and other opposition parties.
Draupadi Murmu visited NE states, BJD of Odisha, JMM Party of Jharkhand, Shiv Sena of Maharashtra, BSP of Uttar Pradesh, JDS of Karnataka and many others were some of the prominent opposition parties that extended their support to her.
Draupadi Murmu takes oath as the 15th President of India
Draupadi Murmu on July 25, 2022, took oath as the 15th President of India. Her oath was administered by the Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana in the Central Hall of Parliament. The outgoing President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Draupadi Murmu arrived in the Parliament in a ceremonial procession shortly before the swearing-in commenced.
In her address, the President of India Draupadi Murmu thanked MPs and MLAs for electing her as the first tribal President of India. In her first address as the President of the world’s largest democracy, she said, “I am the first President of the country who was born in Independent India. We will have to speed up our efforts to meet the expectations that our freedom fighters had with the citizens of Independent India.”
Draupadi Murmu Awards & Honours
Draupadi Murmu, in 2007, received the Nilkantha Award for the best MLA ( Member of Legislative Assembly) by Odisha Legislative Assembly.