Draupadi Murmu - 15th President of India.

Draupadi Murmu - 15th President of India.

(A simple essay for School Children)

Draupadi Murmu is the 1st tribal and 2nd woman President of India. She is a former Governor of Jharkhand belonging to the tribal community. She took charge as the 15th President of India. She hails from the Santhal community in Baidaposi village of Mayurbhanj, Orissa. On Friday 20 June 1958, she was born in the house of Biranchi Narayan Tudu. 

Her father and grandfather were traditional heads of the village council. Murmu is an arts graduate of Rama Devi Women's College.

From 1979 to 1983, Murmu worked as a junior assistant at the irrigation department of the Government of Odisha. She then worked as a teacher at the school Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Rairangpur and taught Hindi, Odia, Maths and Geography.  She joined BJP in 1997 and entered politics as a councilor in Rairangpur, Orissa. She served Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) by holding many prestigious positions. From 2015 to 2021, she served as 9th governor of Jharkhand. Draupadi Murmu holds a good political image and experience. In 2022 15th presidential elections, her name was highlighted by the BJP-led NDA (National Democratic Alliance). Draupadi Murmu was also awarded Nilkantha Award by the Legislative Assembly of Orissa for being the best MLA.

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