“My election proves poor Indians can not just dream but also fulfil aspirations’- Droupadi Murmu said in her very first address as India’s new president.
“It is a matter of great satisfaction for me that those who have been deprived for centuries, who have been away from the benefits of development, those poor, downtrodden, backward and tribals are seeing their reflection in me,” India’s new president said.
“This election of mine includes the blessings of the poor of the country, a glimpse of the dreams and potential of crores of women and daughters of the country,” she said.
“Today, I assure all the countrymen, especially the youth of India and the women of India, that while working in this position, their interests will be paramount for me.”
The president also spoke about living in harmony with nature.
“I have been born in that tribal tradition which has carried on living in harmony with nature for thousands of years. I have realised the importance of forests and water bodies in my life. We take necessary resources from nature and serve nature with equal reverence,” she said.
She was sworn in as the 15th president of India Monday morning in a brief but earnest ceremony at the Parliament in Delhi. The oath of office was administered by chief justice NV Ramana. Also, senior political figures from across party lines were present.