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First Address : It is satisfying to me that the people who were devoid of development for years — the poor, Dalits, backward, the tribals — can see me as their reflection – Droupadi Murmu, President Of India

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After taking oath President Droupadi Murmu addressed Parliamentarians in the Central Hall where she said : “Standing in 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.

“My election as the President is the symbol of love and support from the poor and marginalised. I want to assure you that the interest of women will be the top priority for me. 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”.

Elaborating further she told the packed parliament : “Reaching the Presidential post is not my personal achievement, it is the achievement of every poor in India. My nomination is evidence that the poor in India can not only dream but also fulfill those dreams.

“It is satisfying to me that the people who were devoid of development for years — the poor, Dalits, backward, the tribals — can see me as their reflection. My nomination has blessings of the poor behind it, it’s a reflection of the dreams and capabilities of crores of women” said the new President .

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