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From distant Mayurbhanj to Raisina Hill: The robust but illustrious journey of Droupadi Murmu

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From remote Mayurbhanj to Raisina Hill: The tough yet illustrious journey of Droupadi Murmu

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BHUBANESWAR /BARIPADA: From one of the crucial distant and backward areas of the nation to virtually sure to carry its highest workplace, the journey of Droupadi Murmu is an instance of overcoming all struggles and hardships with dedication and dignity to make a mark in life.

While her choice as NDA’s Presidential candidate could have come as a shock to many, Murmu was really one of many favourites of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2017 Presidential election, however he finally went with Ram Nath Kovind. Perhaps her task as Governor of Jharkhand got here in the best way or future had one thing in retailer. If elected, which seems virtually sure, Murmu would be the first tribal and second lady President of India.

Hailing from the Santhal group in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, she had a modest starting. Born on June 20, 1958, Murmu had her fair proportion of struggles in training, but she did full it to develop into a trainer earlier than getting into politics. After serving as vice-president of BJP’s Scheduled Tribes Morcha, Murmu was elected as MLA twice on BJP ticket from Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj in 2000 and 2004. In her first time period, she was Minister of State for Commerce and Transport from March 6, 2000 to August 6, 2002 and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002 to May 16, 2004 within the BJP-BJD coalition authorities that lasted until 2009.

She held a number of key positions inside the social gathering earlier than being appointed Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021. Known for her oratorial expertise and depth in political points, Murmu earned the accolades even from her political opponents on many events. She was one among the many BJP leaders who had earned the goodwill of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik even when she was not a minister in his Council of Ministers. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who’s on a overseas tour, congratulated Murmu on being introduced as candidate of NDA for the President’s submit.

This cements BJD’s stamp of approval for Murmu’s candidature and the social gathering’s help to NDA within the election.“I was delighted when Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji discussed this with me. It is indeed a proud moment for people of #Odisha. I am sure Smt Murmu will set a shining example for women empowerment in the country,” he tweeted from Rome.

From distant Mayurbhanj to Raisina Hill: Murmu’s journey

Her candidature sparked celebrations amongst her family members, buddies and in her native place in Mayurbhanj. Her daughter Itishree Murmu expressed her delight saying, “The NDA has chosen the right person for the post. My mother is getting such blessings only for her dedication and service to the people.” Sunil Kumar Jena, reader in English of Rairangpur College the place Murmu studied, stated,

“As a woman from tribal community, she has proved her mettle in everything she has been involved in. She has been an able administrator and discharged her responsibility in whichever position she has been – be it minister or Governor – with efficiency and dignity. She is too deserving for the post. I hope Murmu will bring name and fame for the nation due to her calibre and work.”