Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in Uparbeda village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha in a Santali tribal family to Biranchi Narayan Tudu. Bother her father and grandfather were village heads under the Panchayati Raj Systems.Draupadi Murmu married Shyam Charan Murmu, a banker who died in 2014. The couple had two sons, both of whom passed away, and a daughter Itishri Murmu.
|Full Name||Draupadi Murmu|
|Father Name||BIRANCHI NARAYAN TUD|
|Husband Name||Shyam Charan Murmu|
|Height||5 ft 4 inch|
|Birth Place||Baidaposi, Odisha|
|Birth Date||June 20, 1958|
|Serving As||Jharkhand Governor.|
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Draupadi Murmu Teaching Career
Draupadi Murmu started out as a school teacher before entering state politics. Murmu worked as an assistant professor at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research Institute, Rairangpur, and as a Junior Assistant at the Irrigation department of the Government of Odisha.
Draupadi Murmu Political Career
Draupadi Murmu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1997 and was elected as the councilor of the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat. In 2000, she became the Chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat and also served as the National Vice-President of BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha.
During the BJP and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha, Draupadi Murmu served in the following positions.
|Minister of State with Independent Charge for Commerce and Transportation||March 6, 2000 to August 6, 2000|
|Minister of Fisheries and Animal Resources Development||August 6, 2002 to May 16, 2004|
|Former Odisha Minister||2000|
|MLA from Rairangpur Assembly Constituency||2004|
Draupadi Murmu: Governor of Jharkhand
Draupadi Murmu took oath as the Governor of Jharkhand on May 18, 2015, and became the first woman Governor of Jharkhand. She was the first female tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed as a Governor of the Indian State.
Draupadi Murmu as the Governor of Jharkhand in 2017 refused to give assent to a bill approved by the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly seeking amendments to the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act, 1908, and the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act, 1949.
The bill sought to give rights to the Tribals to make commercial use of their land, while also ensuring that the ownership of land does not change.
Draupadi Murmu Awards & Honours
Draupadi Murmu, in 2007, received the Nilkantha Award for the best MLA ( Member of Legislative Assembly) by Odisha Legislative Assembly.
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