Watershed moment for India: PM Modi on Droupadi Murmu assuming the presidency
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described Draupadi Murmu’s taking over as the new President of India as a “watershed moment” for the country, especially for the poor, marginalized and downtrodden.
Modi watched with pride as he took an oath, Modi wished him all the best for his successful tenure.
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana administered him the oath as the 15th President of India.
Murmu has become the first tribal president of India.
Soon after taking the oath, he said that his election to the top constitutional post proves that the poor can not only dream of India but also fulfil it.
Modi said, “In her address after taking the oath, President Droupadi Murmu Ji gave a message of hope and compassion. She emphasized India’s accomplishments and presented a futuristic vision of the path ahead at a time when India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.” He added, “The entire nation watched with pride as Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji took oath as the President of India. Her assuming the Presidency is a watershed moment for India, especially for the poor, marginalized and downtrodden. I wish her the very best for a fruitful Presidential tenure.”