Addressing the nation after being sworn in as the 15th President of India, Droupadi Murmu Monday stated that she was honored to take charge at a time India is completing 75 years of Independence. She added that she was the first president born in independent India. Calling Murmu’s swearing-in ceremony a “watershed moment for India, especially for the poor, marginalized and downtrodden,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the President luck for her tenure. PM Modi added, “In her address after taking the oath, President Droupadi Murmu gave a message of hope and compassion”. Murmu, in Parliament, said, “Reaching the Presidential post is not my personal achievement, it is the achievement of every poor in India. My election shows that the poor in India can not just dream but also fulfill those dreams.” Murmu is the first tribal woman to hold the highest constitutional post in the country. Chief Justice of India N V Ramana administered the oath to Murmu in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, S Jaishankar, and Amit Shah, among others.

My nomination reflection of dreams, capabilities of crores of women: Droupadi Murmu

“Satisfying to me that the people who were devoid of development for years — the poor, Dalits, backward and the tribals — can see me as their reflection. My nomination has blessings of the poor behind it, it’s a reflection of the dreams and capabilities of crores of women,” President Droupadi Murmu stated in her first address after taking the oath.

President Droupadi Murmu was welcomed at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. 

This is the achievement of every poor in India: Droupadi Murmu

In her first address to the nation after becoming President, Droupadi Murmu said, “Reaching the post of President is not my personal achievement, it is the achievement of every poor in India.”

“It is the power of our democracy that a daughter born in a poor house, a daughter born in a remote tribal area, can reach the highest constitutional post of India,” she added.

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