New Delhi, 24/7: President-elect Droupadi Murmu may wear a traditional Santali saree when she takes the oath of office in Delhi on Monday. Her sister-in-law Sukri Tudu is travelling to Delhi with a special saree used by Santal women in Eastern India. Sukri along with her husband Tarinisen Tudu on Saturday left for the national capital to witness the oath-taking ceremony to be held at the Parliament’s central hall.
I am carrying a Santali traditional saree for `Didi’ (elder sister) and pray she will wear it during the oath-taking. I am not sure what she will actually wear on the occasion. The Rashtrapati Bhawan will decide the dress of the new president,” Sukri said. The Santali sarees have some stripe work on one end and is worn by the Santal women on special occasions.