Droupadi Murmu created history as she is the first Adivasi and second woman to become India’s President. She defeated Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha by securing 64.03 percent of the total votes polled. She bagged 2824 votes out of the total 4701 votes leaving just 1877 votes for the Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha.
Murmu, 64, was elected two terms in the Odisha Assembly in 2000 and 2004. She was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand in 2015. She has become the 15th President of India and the Supreme Commander of India’s Armed Forces. Many people are happy that a tribal woman has assumed the top post and have sent in their congratulations and best wishes.
Murmu is well educated and hails from the family of a village headman. She will be administered the Presidential oath of office by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament on July 25.