Draupadi Murmu was sworn in as the first tribal female president, CJI Ramana administered her oath in the parliament.
Mumbai: Draupadi Murmu on Monday took oath as the 15th President of India, being the 1st tribal woman to reach the top post of the constitution she has created history. CJI N.V.Ramana administered the oath to Ms. Murmu in the Parliament House in the presence of PM Modi and former President Ramnath Kovind.
In her first address to the nation as a president, Droupadi Murmu said, “Reaching the highest post, of the president is not my personal achievement, it is the achievement of every poor person in India. It is the power of our democracy that a daughter born in a poor house, in a remote tribal area can reach the highest post in the nation.”
She further added, “Satisfactory for me than people who have been without development for years; the poor, Dalits, backward and tribals can see me as their reflection. Behind my nomination hides the blessing of the poor. It reflects the dreams and abilities of millions of women.” She even expressed her gratitude to all the MPs and MLAs for electing her and said that everyone’s trust and support towards her will be the major strength to fulfil the responsibility given to her.
The 15th president of the Republic of India stated that she is the first president of the country born after independence. Therefore, now is the time to accelerate efforts to meet the expectations our country’s freedom fighters had towards Indian citizens. “India is equipped with a new way of thinking as it celebrates ‘Amrit Kaal’, the 75th anniversary of its independence. In 75 years of parliamentary democracy, India has made progress through participation and consensus,” she said.
“Hence we will embrace multiple languages, religions, food habits and customs in order to build Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat“, President Murmu stated.
Draupadi Murmu who is an NDA candidate defeated Yashwant Sinha her opposition candidate. She bagged major votes, the presidential poll was scheduled on 18th July and the results were out on Thursday, 21 July.
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