Here are some details on our new president, Draupadi Murmu.

  • History is made by Draupadi Murmu, India’s first president descended from a tribe. She is only the second woman to lead India as president. Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in the village of Baidapasi in the Mayurbhanj district of Orrisa. She belongs to the Santhal ethnic group.
  • In the nearby village of Badlaposi, her father, Biranchi Nayaran Tudu, was a farmer.
  • Arts graduate Draupadi Murmu attended Rama Devi Women’s College.
  • Prior to entering politics, she worked as a teacher and a junior assistant in the irrigation power division.
  • She was elected to the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat Council in 1997 and held the position of vice-president of the BJP’s Scheduled Tribes Morcha. She served as the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Fisheries and Animal Resources Development under the BJP and BJD coalition government in Odisha from March 6, 2000, to August 6, 2002, and subsequently from August 6, 2002, to May 16, 2004.
  • In 2007, she received the Nilakantha Award for Best MLA from the Odisha Legislative Assembly.
  • She was the first woman to hold the office of governor in any state, as well as the first tribal chief from the Odia tribe.
  • In her private life, she has gone through a lot of tragedy. She also lost her husband, Shyam Charan Murmu, and her two sons. • She is the youngest President of the country and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. She also served as an honorary assistant teacher at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education Center in Rairangpur, where she tutored kids in Hindi, Odia, math, and geography.
  • She was the first president because she was born in an independent India.
  • She is the first tribal leader and second woman president of India.
  • She follows BJP party policy regarding Gomutra and the Hindi language (cow urine)
  • According to reports, President Murmu was seen as a serious contender when the time came for Pranab Mukherjee, the previous president, to vacate Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • Few people are aware that Murmu enjoys sweets. But back in the 1970s, when the 64-year-old leader was a teenager, sweetmeats were uncommon in Odisha’s tribal families. Even just getting food for the day’s meals was difficult. Despite her desire for sweets, Murmu would never complain or demand them. Although most kids enjoy sweets, her parents instilled in her the value of cultivating a nice temperament.
  • Later in life, when Murmu began to make money, she would frequently lavish others around her with chocolates and sweets. She would do things like give candy to her hostel’s security guard on his birthday or deliver sweets for the kids at the SLS Residential Tribal School in Paharpur, Odisha. In honour of her two deceased sons, she founded the school. Not just kids, but many individuals who have interacted with Murmu attest to her warm disposition. similar to her daughter-in-law Rukmini Murmu.
  • Rukmini, 34, recalls their first encounter from 2017: “I was trembling when my husband took me to her (Droupadi Murmu’s) house. I was on my way to visit the governor of Jharkhand, a former minister in the Odisha administration. But as soon as we met, my concerns vanished. She continues, “Droupadi Murmu was the ideal host.” She started preparing tea and setting up munchies. She arrived with a tray full of treats, sat down next to me, grasped my hand, and remarked that it would be inappropriate for her kids to look up to her.”

Written by-

Garima Tak