New Delhi: Draupadi Murmu on Monday took oath as the 15th President of India. Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramanna administered her oath of office.
She is the second woman President of the country, first-ever tribal woman to hold the highest Constitutional post and the first President to be born in independent India..
In her first presidential address, she said “Standing in the Parliament – the symbol of expectations, aspirations and rights of all Indians – I humbly express my gratitude to all of you. Your trust and support will be a major strength for me to carry out this new responsibility”.
She also reiterates her resolve to work towards the upliftment of the marginalised for inclusive and rapid growth in the country.
“I am the first President of the country who was born in independent India. We will have to speed up our efforts to meet the expectations that our freedom fighters had with the citizens of independent India ” President Droupadi Murmu said.