Last Updated: Feb 13, 2024
President Droupadi Murmu shared her journey from Rairangpur, her birthplace in Odisha, to Rashtrapati Bhawan in an exclusive interaction with the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani, in the concluding episode of ‘Nai Soch Nai Kahani- A Radio Journey with Smriti Irani’ on Akashvani.
The special episode was recorded at Rashtrapati Bhawan and broadcast on the occasion of World Radio Day, today.
The President shared a myriad of experiences, beginning with her childhood to becoming a public figure. She fondly described the story behind her name, which was given to her by her school teacher.
The President delved into her educational, professional, and political journey. She shared her experiences of interacting with the masses as the President of India.
President Murmu recounted how an ordinary tribal woman like her overcame several hardships and went on to achieve her aim of serving the nation through her grit, dedication, and determination.
The President also recalled the historic day when she first arrived at the new Parliament, with the Sengol being carried in front of her. She described the Sengol as the symbol of truth (Satya), justice (nyaya), non-violence (ahimsa) and faith (dharma).
The President shared her gratitude to her government for coming up with schemes like Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan — PM-JANMAN.
The initiative is aimed at the welfare of the tribal population, especially the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
The President also shared her vision for a developed nation by 2047.
The episode will be re-broadcast on the entire network of Akashvani Rainbow at 7 PM. It is also available on all social media platforms of Akashvani.