- Date : 22/07/2022
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A mark in history: Droupadi Murmu, the first tribal woman nominated as NDA's presidential candidate for the 2022 elections
Who is Draupadi Murmu?
Draupadi Murmu is a Bharatiya Janata Party member and an Indian politician. She was born on June 20th, 1958. She is the formally nominated presidential candidate for the BJP-led NDA. From 2015 until 2021, she served the position of ninth Governor of Jharkhand. Droupadi Murmu was born in a Santhal tribe family in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. She is now 64 years old.
Droupadi Murmu, who was the first woman to serve as governor of Jharkhand, has now been nominated as the first tribal woman for the nation's leading constitutional position. She was chosen as the BJP-led NDA's presidential candidate.
If Murmu wins, she would make history by becoming India's first president born in Odisha. Murmu would make history by becoming India's first president born in Odisha. She is also India’s first tribal leader from Odisha.
Murmu had a tough childhood. As they lived in one of the state's most impoverished areas, her family had to fight against poverty and go through a struggling time. Even though her family was in challenging circumstances, Murmu continued her education and graduated from Bhubaneswar's Ramadevi Women's College.
Before going into politics, Murmu was a teacher. She had two positions: junior assistant in the irrigation division of the Government of Odisha and assistant professor at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute in Rairangpur.
Murmu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1997 and was nominated to the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat council. In 2000, Murmu was elected to manage Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. She served as national vice president of the Scheduled Tribes Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
She served as the Minister of State for Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002-May 16, 2004, and for Commercial activity and Transportation from March 6, 2000-August 6, 2002, during the Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal alliance government in Odisha. She served as an assembly member for Rairangpur in 2000 and 2004 as well as a former minister for Odisha. The Odisha Legislative Assembly awarded her the Nilkantha Award as the finest MLA in 2007.
Draupadi Murmu has dedicated her life to serving the underprivileged members of society. She has extensive managerial expertise and served as governor with excellence. She is selected for the upcoming BJP-led NDA presidential elections.
Draupadi Murmu's big steps in Indian politics: