The entire country, especially their tribal community, is proud when Draupadi Murmu was elected as the first woman and 15th President of India! Those who have been busy celebrating the victory by beating drums since the election was announced, are sharing sweetmeats among themselves.
In keeping with this dignity, the president i.e. the king of the country, a self-styled post-independence state, only high-ranking and high-ranking people were eased into the chair of His Majesty. No one could imagine that the last person standing in line became the country’s majesty. But, now that thought and those old customs have changed. Every day some unexpected miracles are happening in the politics of the country. Say that the history of the presidency has changed now compared to the past. Because there is no status higher than man and his humanity. Perhaps it was our fault that we considered man-made ranks greater than individuals. All things are beautified by man, otherwise earth, sky, water, forest, house, world are all desolate.
But considering the law, can it be understood that anyone can and should have a right to any position and dignity? Be it general or special. At least this time was seen in the presidential election. For the first time a daughter of a highly exploited, backward tribal society has been made President which is beyond dreams and imagination. This shows the far-reaching and comprehensive thinking of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The effect of his incredible and vivid imagination is that the public of the country can now see such transformed pictures. For the first time in India’s political history, a tea-seller is the prime minister, a saint who worships in a monastery has become the chief minister and is busy serving the people. Same episode, now the President is from tribal society. A simple woman like Draupadi Murmu, who is a very plain and simple idol, will be sitting.
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In fact, all this is the result of a changing political tradition, which requires willpower and honesty. Perhaps even Draupadi Murmu never thought that one day she would rise to the top position of the country. But now it has actually happened. The entire country, especially their tribal community, is proud when Draupadi Murmu was elected as the first woman and 15th President of India! Those who have been busy celebrating the victory by beating drums since the election was announced, are sharing sweetmeats among themselves. Villagers are dancing with joy. In fact, this is a society that has been marginalized since the beginning, for them the previous regimes on paper left no gaps in public welfare schemes, but all zero on the ground. Living in the forests, with no permanent settlement, participation in employment was negligible. His real identity was poverty and helplessness. Apartheid has always been a victim of discrimination. No one has honestly represented him till date. It is not that their representatives did not come to Parliament or Legislative Assembly, but they did only their own good, leaving their community behind.
Although there were several reasons behind it, no one let the efforts of the tribal representatives go to waste. Same thing happened with Draupadi Murmu. From Councilor to MLA, Minister and Governor, but electricity did not reach his native village, for which he left no shortage of efforts. In fact, the only thing that often comes up is that no one has paid attention to this community. After becoming the President, this community has high expectations from him. Time will tell how much he will be able to do, but the entire tribal community is laughing and rejoicing at his victory. At the same time, it finds itself aligned with the mainstream of development. Draupadi Murmu is his last hope, if he too can do nothing then his last wishes will die from here. Hope this does not happen, Nawa Maharaj is waiting to do something for his community, to benefit from his long experience of social, political, public life, his own community of origin.
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People are afraid of Draupadi Murmu. Somewhere under their guise no one wants to serve their political interests. Society suffers from this fear. When Ram Nath Kovind was made the candidate for the post of President, it was propagandized that after his arrival, the Dalit society would be saved, the problems would be solved, the Dalit society was very happy. But what has he done in the interest of his community in the last five years, perhaps needless to say? Yes, it is definitely that the majority votes of the Dalit community were definitely received by him. I wish this had not happened to Draupadi Murmu too? Because elections are going to be held in states like Rajasthan, where the number of tribals is very high. Isn’t all this done to educate them? Such apprehension is in the minds of people. Apart from this, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, which are also their home states, have a large number of tribals. Next on the BJP’s agenda is Odisha where Naveen Patnaik has been in power for decades. To remove him, several parties tried to shore up his support, but nothing worked against Patnaik’s popularity. The BJP now wants to break their stronghold, in which Draupadi’s election could prove to be a landmark.
-Doctor. Ramesh Thakur