President Droupadi Murmu begins three-day visit to her home district


Mayurbhanj, May 4: President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday began her three-day visit to her home district of Mayurbhanj in Odisha.

Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Union Minister of State Bishweswar Tudu and State Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick received President Murmu on her arrival at Badampahar in Rairangpur. The President was accorded a warm reception by the people as she comes home nearly a year after her election as President of India.

After reaching her native place, Murmu walked down the road for about half-a-kilometer and met people, including tribal men, women and children, waiting eagerly on both sides of the road to greet the daughter of the soil with ‘Juhar’.

They waved at her as she travelled to her in-law’s house at Pahadpur village in Rairangpur sub-division, about five kilometres from the helipad at Badampahar.

This is Murmu’s maiden visit to Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district, which is also her birthplace, after assuming the highest constitutional post of the country and becoming the first tribal President of the country.

At Pahadpur she garlanded her late husband Shyam Charan Murmu’s statue and visited the SLS Memorial School, established by her, in the area.

The President is slated to attend the convocation of Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo University in Baripada and also visit the Similipal Tiger Reserve during her three-day stay.

She will also inaugurate a 100-ft tall flag-mast for hoisting the tricolour near Badabandha, near Rairangpur.

(With inputs from PTI)

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