Vicky Nanjappa

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Draupadi Murmu: India’s President is first a proud ‘janajati’

All of us are ‘vasi’ of this land. The people who live in forests are ‘vanavasi’. The ones in the villages are ‘gramavasi’ while people living in towns and cities are ‘nagaravasi’. In fact all the vasi put together are the ‘janajatis of this land’.

New Delhi, July 26: Draupadi Murmu took oath as the 15th President of India on July 25, 2022. While taking oath, she said that for her getting primary education was a dream and she would as President of India focus on the marginalised.

Murmu interestingly referred to a term ‘janajati’ in her address. The word has an interesting history to it and OneIndia caught up with Bharath Gyan founders Dr. D K Hari and Dr. D K Hema to discuss this further.

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