16 August, 2023: FEMINA is deeply privileged to feature India’s first-ever tribal President, Droupadi Murmu on the cover of its August 2023 issue, the ‘Freedom’ special. The President’s story is one of courage, determination, overcoming struggles and breaking barriers with many firsts to her credit.
Hailing from the town of Uparbeda in Odisha, India’s 15th President was the first girl of her village to go to Bhubaneshwar for college, the first woman from her village to enter politics and the first woman to hold the position of the Governor of Jharkhand. President Murmu’s emphasis on education and her dedication to serving as a teacher for many years showcases her commitment to the betterment of the youth and the nation. Today, she holds the highest office of our country.
In her first address to the nation, the honourable President Murmu said, “I want to tell the youth of our country that you are not only building your own future but also laying the foundation of the India of the future,”
On the eve of the 74th Republic Day, the honourable President encouraged women to follow their passions and said, “I am amazed by the confidence of young women. I have no doubt in my mind that they are the ones who will do most to shape tomorrow’s India. What miracles cannot be achieved if this half of the population is encouraged to contribute to nation-building to the best of their ability.”
Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media, said, “Femina is truly privileged to feature the honourable President Droupadi Murmu on its cover and showcase her journey to the highest echelons of our nation. President Murmu’s extraordinary life serves as a powerful testament to the indomitable spirit of perseverance and boundless compassion. Radiating grace and wisdom, our esteemed President’s presence on the cover embodies the profound impact she has had on the citizens of India.”
Ambika Muttoo, Editor-in-Chief of Femina, said, “We are filled with pride to feature our esteemed President on the cover of Femina. She epitomises selflessness and serves as a beacon of motivation for promoting equality. She is a genuine source of inspiration for India’s young women and the youth of our nation, igniting within them the spirit to relentlessly work towards realising their dreams.”
To read more about our Honourable President Droupadi Murmu, grab the issue of Femina, on stands now.