BHUBANESWAR: The demise of her youngest son in 2009 had left Droupadi Murmu, NDA’s presidential nominee, shattered. An engineering graduate, her son died underneath mysterious circumstances when he was solely 21.
What introduced her out of her grief and melancholy had been meditation and religious therapeutic at Prajapita Brahmakumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya in her hometown of Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district the place a damaged Murmu had sought refuge, the ashram’s chief in-cost BK Supriya instructed TOI over cellphone.
“A mother of three (two sons and a daughter), she was emotionally drained. She did not have any mental strength left. Since she knew the Brahmakumaris’ ashram since 2000, she came to us and surrendered. She had gone very quiet,” Supriya stated.
“Soon, we started yoga and meditation after which her mental health showed some improvement. Since she was also strong from within, she fought hard to overcome the tragedy. She stayed with us for three months and developed a bond. She loves the ashram and visits whenever she gets time. She has developed a rare camaraderie with the ashram’s sisters, brothers and inmates,” Supriya stated.
Supriya stated a bit over a yr after the demise of her eldest son, her youthful son died in an accident however by then, Murmu was sturdy sufficient to face the second tragedy. A yr later, her husband additionally died of cardiac arrest. “Now her daughter and two grand-daughters are dearest to her,” she stated. A white sari turned her favorite apparel after her stint on the ashram. On the day of nomination too, she selected the outfit.


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