Who Is Droupadi Murmu? Said To Be The First Tribal Woman Nominated For President

Mad4India By Archana Bhakta | 2 min read

Droupadi Murmu

No tribal person has occupied the post of the President of India in the history of India. Droupadi Murmu is a tribal leader from Odisha whose name was nominated for the 2022 Presidential Election.

Droupadi Murmu, if elected would become an inspiration for many youngsters. She will become an exemplar for young minds, especially young girls and women. If she wins the presidential election, she would become the first tribal president and second female president of India.

Mad4India brings the story of Droupadi Murmu, the 64-year-old woman who, if elected will have many firsts to her credit.

Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu
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Droupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in Baidaposi village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. Her father and grandfather were the village headmen of the Panchayati Raj System.

Overcoming all the odds, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Ramadevi Women’s College in Bhubaneswar and also served as a junior assistant in the irrigation and power department on the Odisha government.

She has seen many tragedies and misfortune in her life with losing her husband Shyam Charan Murmu and two sons and a daughter.

The Odisha’s Daughter Droupadi Murmu suffered from losing her family and on, but still, she came up a long way,

She started as a teacher before entering state politics.t.

The political career of Droupadi Murmu started when she was elected as the counsellor of the Rairagnpur Nagar Panchayat in 1997. The daughter of Odisha was also the Minister of State with independent charge for Commerce and Transport from March 6, 2000, to August 6, 2002. She was also the in charge of Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002, to May 16, 2004. Hailing from the tribal community, she raised to the top overcoming obstacles and gaining many firsts in her name.

It was in 2015 when Droupadi Murmu became the first Governor of Jharkhand to complete the five year term. She is also the first tribal woman from Odisha to become the Governor in an Indian state.

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It is a piece of big news for the tribal community to see one of them represented at a national level. of administration. Droupadi Murmu, from the state of Odisha, will take an overleap step in her political career if she is elected as the President of India.

Droupadi Murmu
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She will be a progressive model for young women to accomplish their dreams. Droupadi Mrumu, a grassroots politician had new cuts on her name with becoming the first tribal leader from Odisha to be a Governor for the Indian state, Jharkhand, from 2015 to 2021.

Droupadi Murmu is the first person from the tribal community to be nominated for the designation of President of India. But, before that, she was considered for the position of president in 2017.

Politics is a segment that is dominated by men! A woman standing for election and working towards the betterment of society is unseen in this society. But, times are changing.
In her span career, she has proven to be diligent in fulfilling her promises. She has also gained the utmost respect in her tenure as an MLA and minister in the state.

With her being a tribal person, there is hope that she still strengthens the trial community and indulges them in matters concerning them.

It will be a first in the history of India if Droupadi Murmu from the SC/St community wins the nomination for the President of India.

Droupadi Murmu is an inspiration and a growing sensation for people, and Mad4India is delighted to cover her story.

Sources of Information – Wikipedia & The Indian Express

To know more about Droupadi Murmu, please check – Wikipedia

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