Has been the first woman and tribal governor of Jharkhand
Draupadi Murmu, the former governor of Jharkhand, has not only been the first tribal governor of the state, but she also became the first woman governor of the state after the state’s formation in 2000. She is the first woman and tribal leader of Odisha, who became the governor of a state in the country and completed her term. The BJP has made him the party’s candidate for the presidential election to be held on 18 July. By the way, in the 2017 election also, his name had appeared in the prospects for this post. Although Draupadi is originally from Chhattisgarh, she is now from Odisha and has represented Rairangpur twice in the state assembly.
Political career started from 1997
Draupadi Murmu’s political career began in 1997, when she was elected as a counselor in the Rairangpur notified area of Odisha and then became its vice-chairperson. The BJP also made Murmu the state vice-president of the Odisha Scheduled Tribes Morcha in the same year. Later she also became its president. In 2013, the party appointed him as the National Working Member of the ST Morcha.
Received ‘Neelkanth Award’ for Best MLA in Odisha
In 2007, the Odisha government has also given the ‘Neelkanth Award’ to Draupadi Murmu for the best MLA. While doing politics in Odisha, he has contributed very actively for the upliftment of the tribal community. According to the information, PM Modi had considered his name in the 2017 presidential election too, but finally Ram Nath Kovind’s name was stamped. By the way, his tenure as the Governor of Jharkhand has also been greatly appreciated by the Prime Minister.
used to teach without pay
At present, Draupadi Murmu comes from Mayurbhanj district of Odisha and due to her being a tribal and a woman, the BJP has probably run a trump card in her name. Before joining politics, Murmu was a teacher. Such has been her dedication towards social service that she used to teach without salary at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Center in Rairangpur. His penetration in politics can be gauged from the fact that due to the emergence of Naveen Patnaik, BJP could not do much in Odisha, despite this, he was successful in winning from his seat.
Draupadi Murmu is very experienced administratively
During the BJD and BJP coalition government in Odisha, Draupadi Murmu has also held the portfolio of commerce and transport between 2000 and 2004 and then later in the Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Resources Department. When Narendra Modi’s government was formed at the Center in 2014, in 2015 she was crowned as the first woman and tribal governor of Jharkhand. That is, he has a long administrative experience. Belonging to a very poor family, Murmu comes from a very backward district of Odisha. But, despite all kinds of difficulties, his passion for studies was such that he completed his education.
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personal life has been full of tragedy
64 year old Draupadi Murmu’s political career and dedication to social service have been as glorious as her personal life. She has lost her husband Shyam Charan Murmu and two sons prematurely. If she is elected as the next President of the country as an NDA candidate, then she will not only represent the tribal society of the entire country by staying at the highest office of the country, but because of her the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi can shine even more.