Droupadi Murmu's Personal Life Has Been Full Of Struggles, She Wanted To Take Her From Politics, And Know-how Was Her Political Journey
In the 75-year history of independent India, the last decade and a half can be considered particularly special for women. Women who achieved success in every sphere of life managed to reach the top constitutional post of the country during this period and after Pratibha Devi Singh Patil became the first woman President of the country in 2007, Draupadi Murmu is now the President of the country.
In the 75-year history of independent India, the last decade and a half can be considered particularly special for women. Women who achieved success in every sphere of life managed to reach the top constitutional post of the country during this period and after Pratibha Devi Singh Patil became the first woman President of the country in 2007, Draupadi Murmu is now the President of the country. A beautiful example of democratic tradition. Has anyone ever thought that Draupadi Murmu, who was educated from a very ordinary school in Uparbeda, a small village in Kusumi tehsil of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, located at a distance of two thousand kilometers from Delhi, would one day achieve extraordinary achievements in the country's highest constitutional Will sit on the post and Rashtrapati Bhavan, which will be included in the best buildings not only in the country but in the world, will be his official residence?
The simplicity of President-elect Draupadi Murmu is key to her success: Murmu's teachers
President-elect Draupadi Murmu believes in simplicity and has always been of help to others. Murmu's teacher and his friends said this. He said that Murmu helps the needy without asking for anything in return. People associated with him since childhood believe that simplicity is the key to his success. Murmu, who has traveled from a councilor to an MLA, minister, and governor of Rairangpur Notified Area Council, will take oath as the country's President on Monday. Basudev Behera, a teacher at Murmu's Upper Primary School in Uparbeda village, said that giving up materialistic hegemony was an inherent quality of his. Recalling an incident, Behera said, "Draupadi's father Biranch Tudu was the head of Uparbeda village and the family was struggling with poverty. She used to come to school in a frock and did not have a geometry box. The school had provided him with a geometry box." He added that the school had a small 'book bank' from where students who could not afford to buy them could take books. Behera said, “Draupadi had taken the books from the book bank. However, when he finished seventh grade in our upper primary school, he not only returned those books but also provided his books and notes to help others. There were no 'dusters' for that either. Recalling Murmu's helpful nature, the teacher said, "Draupadi often provided hand-made dusters for all classes.
The first tribal president of the world's largest democracy
It is pertinent to mention here that Draupadi Murmu will be the first tribal president of the country. Along with representing women, she represents a little more than eight and a half percent of the total population of the country, but when it comes to the tribe, she belongs to the Santhal tribe. The population of the Santhal tribe is the largest among the tribals after the Bhils and the Gonds. Talking about family life, Draupadi Murmu was born on 20 June 1958 in a Santhal family in Baidaposi village of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. His father's name is Biranchi Narayan Tudu. Both his grandfather and his father were the heads of his village.
Murmu studied from a school located in Uparbeda village of Kusumi tehsil of Mayurbhanj district. This village is about 2000 km from Delhi and 313 km from Bhubaneswar in Odisha. She was married to Shyam Charan Murmu. After the death of her husband and two sons, Draupadi Murmu opened a school in her own house, where she used to teach children. Even today children take education in that boarding school. His only surviving child is his daughter married and lives in Bhubaneswar. Draupadi Murmu started her professional career as a teacher and then gradually stepped into active politics. In the year 1997, he started his political career by winning the councilor election of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat.
On his becoming the President, the leaders of the world termed it a victory of Indian democracy. US President Joe Biden said in his message that the rise of a tribal woman to the position of President is a testament to the strength of Indian democracy. He said that Murmu's election is proof that it is not the birth, but the efforts of a person that decide his destiny. At the same time, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Draupadi Murmu's rise to the post of head of state is the result of her high personality.
French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Murmu on becoming the President. At the same time, Dallas Alphaperuma, who recently lost the presidential election in Sri Lanka, said congratulations to the President of the world's most unique country born after independence and ethnically and culturally. Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that he congratulates Draupadi Murmu on being elected the President of the world's largest democracy. No matter how political connotations may be attached to Draupadi Murmu becoming India's first tribal president, there is no doubt that it is a beautiful milestone in the democratic journey of one of the most ethnically and culturally unique countries in the world.