On July 25, 2022,Draupadi Murmu took the oath of office as India’s fifteenth president. She ran against Yashwant Sinha, the candidate for the top constitutional position put up by the unified opposition. Tribal leader Draupadi Murmu hails 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 indigenous person to hold the highest office.
Learn more about Draupadi Murmu’s family, daughter, religion, education, family, and past positions by reading her biography.
A Biography of Draupadi Murmu:
|June 20, 1958
|Uparbeda, Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India
|Biranchi Narayan Tudu
|Bharatiya Janata Party
|President of India
|Ramadevi Women’s University
|Governor of Jharkhand, Minister of State for Fisheries and Animal, Minister of State for Commerce and Transport, Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly
|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 both served as village elders.
Banker Shyam Charan Murmu, whom Draupadi Murmu wed, passed away in 2014. The couple had a daughter named Itishri Murmu and two sons, both of whom died.
Political Career of Draupadi Murmu
In 1997, Draupadi Murmu joined the BJP and won a position as a councillor 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
|MLA from Rairangpur Assembly Constituency
Draupadi Murmu as a Governor of Jharkhand
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.
As India’s fifteenth president, Draupadi Murmu takes the oath of office.
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. In her first speech as head of state of the greatest democracy in the world, she said: “I was the nation’s first President to be born in Independent India. To live up to the expectations our freedom fighters had for the people of Independent India, we shall need to accelerate 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).