New Delhi: This is a proud moment for every Odia people as State’s tribal leader Droupadi Murmu has been elected as new President of Republic India.
Though official announcements are yet to be made on her victory in the Presidential elections, Shrimati Murmu has crossed the magic number or half way in the election with the declaration of third round of counting.
Out of total valid votes of 3219 with total value of 8,38,839, Shrimati Murmu has got 2161 votes of the value of 5,77,777 while her rival Yashwant Sinha got 1058 votes of the value of 2,61,062.
Meanwhile, celebration has been started in different parts of India including New Delhi and here in Odisha including native village Uparbeda in Mayurbhanj district.
People from different walks of life including women & children along with leaders from BJP and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) have started celebrating on different places.
People have gathered at the residence of Shrimati Murmu in Rairangpur town of Mayurbhanj district. They are celebrating the moment with tribal folk dance and bursting firecrackers.
Also, around 20,000 sweets have been prepared and are being distributed as part of the celebration.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Shrimati Murmu, “Daughter Of Odisha” in his twitter handle.
“We are really happy and proud as the daughter of Odisha is going to hold the highest position in India. This is the first time that someone from Odisha is going to become the President of India. We are also happy that a tribal lady is going to adorn the President post and that too from Odisha,” said Simanta Digar, a social worker from Mayurbhanj.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who is in New Delhi, also shook a leg with the euphoric people gathered at his residence to celebrate Murmu’s much-anticipated victory in the Presidential elections.
“Immense joy amid the deprived section of society, tribals, women and eastern India that for the first time the true meaning of democracy is coming to the fore. A leader from such a background will reach the nation’s highest post. It’s an achievement for democracy,” said Mr.Pradhan.