India’s fifteenth president is Draupadi Murmu. Know about Draupadi Murmu’s background, including his family, education, political career, and past positions.
Murmu Draupadi The 15th President of India, Draupadi Murmu, took the oath on July 25, 2022. She competed against Yashwant Sinha, the candidate for the top constitutional position put up by the unified opposition. Tribal leader Draupadi Murmu came from Rairangpur in the Odisha province of Mayurbhanj. A leader with a quiet voice, Draupadi Murmu entered Odisha politics via pure effort. After winning the presidential election in 2022, Draupadi Murmu became the second woman and first tribal person to hold the highest office.
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 Family, Education, Personal Life, and Husband
Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, to Biranchi Narayan Tudu and a Santali tribal family in the Uparbeda village of the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. Under the Panchayati Raj Systems, her father and grandfather were in charge of their own villages.
Draupadi Murmu wed banker Shyam Charan Murmu, who passed away in 2014. The couple had a daughter named Itishri Murmu as well as two sons who both lost away.
Draupadi Murmu’s Career as a Teacher
Draupadi Murmu began her career as a teacher before transitioning into state politics. Murmu held positions as a Junior Assistant in the Government of Odisha’s Irrigation Department and as an Assistant Professor at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute in Rairangpur.
Draupadi Murmu Political Career
In 1997, Draupadi Murmu joined the BJP and won a position as a councilor for the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. She was the National Vice-President of the BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha in 2000, and she also assumed the position of Chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat.
Draupadi Murmu held the following roles under the Odisha coalition government led by the BJP and Biju Janata Dal.
|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|
Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu
On May 18, 2015, Draupadi Murmu took the oath of office to become the first female governor of Jharkhand. She was selected as the Indian State’s first female governor and is a tribal leader from Odisha.
When Draupadi Murmu was the governor of Jharkhand in 2017, she declined to sign a measure that sought to change the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act of 1908 and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act of 1949.
The legislation aimed to preserve the land’s ownership while simultaneously granting the Tribes the freedom to exploit it for commercial purposes.
Draupadi Murmu, a 2022 presidential hopeful for the NDA
Draupadi Murmu was chosen by the BJP in June 2022 to represent the National Democratic Alliance in the 2022 Indian presidential election. As part of the Presidential Campaign 2022, she travelled to different states to lobby BJP lawmakers and representatives from other opposition parties to support her candidacy.
When Draupadi Murmu visited the NE states, she received support from a number of well-known opposition groups, including the BJD of Odisha, the JMM Party of Jharkhand, the Shiv Sena of Maharashtra, the BSP of Uttar Pradesh, the JDS of Karnataka, and many others.
Draupadi Murmu takes oath as the 15th President of India
On July 25, 2022, Draupadi Murmu took the oath of office as India’s fifteenth president. In the Central Hall of Parliament, the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana, administered her oath. Ram Nath Kovind, the outgoing president of India, and Draupadi Murmu entered the Parliament in a formal parade just before the swearing-in began.
The Indian President, Draupadi Murmu, thanked the MPs and MLAs in her speech for choosing her to serve as the country’s first tribal leader. She declared, “I am the first President of the country who was born in Independent India,” in her inaugural speech as head of the largest democracy in the world. To live up to the expectations that our freedom fighters had with us, we’ll need to step up our efforts.
Draupadi Murmu Honors & Awards
In 2007, the Odisha Legislative Assembly gave Draupadi Murmu the Nilkantha Award for being the finest MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly).