Draupadi Murmu took oath as the President; said even the poor can dream and fulfil it
Draupadi Murmu was on Monday sworn in as the 15th President of India. Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana administered the oath of office to the elected President Draupadi Murmu. Murmu is the second woman President of the country. She is also the first tribal woman to hold the highest constitutional office in independent India.
Speaking on this occasion, President Droupadi Murmu said, this is the beauty of Indian democracy that a poor lady from a far-flung area has become the President. She said, reaching the Presidential post is not her personal achievement, it is the achievement of every poor in India. She added that her nomination is evidence that the poor in India can not only dream but also fulfill those dreams. Ms Murmu reiterated her resolve of working towards upliftment of the marginalized, and empowerment of women and young for the inclusive growth of the country.
Ms Murmu highlighted the spirit of new India and the emergence of the country as a global leader. She said, the world has lots of hope from India. She said, the country has elected her when the country is celebrating 75th year of Independence. She greeted the nation on the eve of Kargil Vijay Diwas saying that this day is the symbol of courage of country’s armed forces. She also remembered the contribution of freedom fighters and stressed the need to speed up efforts to meet the expectations that India’s freedom fighters had with the citizens of independent India. Appreciating the efforts of the country during the Covid pandemic, she said, administering 200 crore vaccine doses to the people of the country is a big achievement.
Earlier in the morning, Ms Murmu paid tribute at Rajghat in the national capital ahead of her swearing-in. After that outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita extended greetings to Ms Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. They then reached the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession.