Droupadi Murmu, India’s First Tribal President, Takes Oath
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana delivered the oath of office to Droupadi Murmu. The ceremony was attended by former president Ram Nath Kovind, current vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu, prime minister Narendra Modi, and Congresswoman Sonia Gandhi.
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana delivered the oath of office to Droupadi Murmu. At the ceremony were former president Ram Nath Kovind, outgoing vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Congresswoman Sonia Gandhi. Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla, Chief Minister of President Murmu’s native state of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, and MPs from all parties were also present.
Addressing the joint sitting of Parliament after taking the oath, President Murmu said, “My election is proof that poor in the country can have dreams and also fulfil them.”
She stated that completing primary school was a dream of hers and that she would concentrate on the welfare of the marginalised. She urged the nation’s youth to create the basis for the nation’s future in addition to constructing their own. You have my unwavering support as president, she continued.
She paid her respects to Mahatma Gandhi earlier in the day at Rajghat. After that, she spoke with outgoing leader Ram Nath Kovind.
After defeating opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha on Thursday, President Murmu, 64, wrote history by becoming the second woman and the first tribal leader to hold the highest constitutional position.
The town of Rairangpur in the state of Odisha, where President-elect Murmu is from, has been in a festive spirit since Thursday. Today, celebrations have been planned in her village to commemorate her swearing-in ceremony.
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