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Droupadi Murmu: India's Trailblazing 15th President


Famous Personalities  •  18 Aug, 2023  •  2,392 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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India's history is filled with numerous inspiring figures who have risen to great heights, overcoming countless challenges. One such persona, shining brightly in recent history, is Droupadi Murmu. Serving as the 15th President of India, her journey from a village in Odisha to the Rashtrapati Bhavan is nothing short of inspirational. Now, we will explore the life and accomplishments of this extraordinary woman.

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Humble Beginnings: The Tale of Uparbeda Village

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Droupadi Murmu's journey began in the quaint village of Uparbeda, located in the Baidaposi area of Rairangpur, Odisha. Born to a Santali family, her early life was rooted in the traditions of the tribal community. Despite the challenges that came with rural life, Murmu's upbringing instilled in her the values of humility and hard work, which she carried into her political career.

Early Education

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Droupadi Murmu received her primary education at a village school where her teacher renamed her from Puti Tudu to Droupadi. At the age of five, she relocated to Bhubaneswar for higher studies. She earned her secondary education from Girl's High School Unit-2 and graduated with a B.A. from Rama Devi Women's College. She is the first woman from her village to achieve a university education and pursue a career.

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A Voice for Tribal Rights: Controversies and Advocacy

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Throughout her political journey, Murmu has been a strong advocate for the rights of tribal communities. Her tenure as the Governor of Jharkhand brought her face-to-face with the Pathalgadi movement and the associated controversies. Through thick and thin, Murmu always emphasized the importance of preserving the culture and rights of the tribal communities she hails from.

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