Ganjam is delighted with Murmus's rise.

Droupadi Murmus was named the NDA presidential nominee in 1969 . Murmus is the first president with an Odisha connection .

Berhampur, On August 24, 1969, Droupadi Murmus was named the NDA presidential nominee, recalling Varahagiri Venkata Giri, the first president with an Odisha connection.V V Giri, who was born and raised in Berhampur, became president from August 24, 1969 to August 24, 1974.Giri served as the third vice president of the United States from 1967 to 1969, according to Jayant Kumar Mohapatra, a former vice-chancellor and political science professor at Berhampur University.Political analysts also praised chief minister Naveen Patnaik for providing her with his support throughout her political affiliation.By contributing to Murmu's candidature, he has really evoked the Maa, Mati, and Manush theory, Mohapatra said.

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