President Droupadi Murmu, in her maiden speech said that her election to the top constitutional post was not only an achievement of her own, but that of every poor of the country.
She said that her election is a reflection of the confidence of crores of Indians. She added her election was proof that poor in the country can have dreams and also fulfill them. President Murmu reiterated her resolve of working towards upliftment of marginalised for inclusive and rapid growth in country. Murmu said that it is the power of India's democracy that a girl born in a poor tribal home could reach the topmost constitutional post.
Murmu said, “Your affinity, your trust and your support will be my greatest strength in fulfilling this new responsibility for me.” Highlighting the importance of nature conservation, she said, “I have been born in that tribal tradition which has carried on life in harmony with nature for thousands of years. I have realized the importance of forests and water bodies in my life. We take necessary resources from nature and serve nature with equal reverence.”
I want all sisters and daughters to be empowered more as they continue to increase their contribution in every field, the President said.
Chief Justice N.V.Ramana administered the oath to Droupadi Murmu in the cermony held at Parliament today.