In a uncommon assertion, Defence Minister and BJP chief Rajnath Singh at the moment hailed the management of former prime minister Indira Gandhi and former president Pratibha Devisingh Patil whereas addressing a global seminar. Singh was talking about ladies empowerment in India on the inaugural session of a seminar on the ‘Position of Girls within the Armed Forces’, organised by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
“India’s former Prime Minister, Shrimati Indira Gandhi not solely led the nation for various years, she additionally did so throughout instances of struggle. And extra not too long ago, Shrimati Pratibha Patil was the President of India and the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces,” mentioned Rajnath Singh in an obvious reference to India Gandhi’s position within the 1971 struggle with Pakistan.
Talking on the SCO-Worldwide Webinar on ‘Position of Girls within the Armed Forces’. https://t.co/hz6kAxM5wQ
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 14, 2021
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a Eurasian group with headquarters in Beijing.
The defence minister additionally talked about Rani Laxmi Bai and mentioned India has a optimistic expertise in harnessing ladies’s energy in nationwide growth.
Rajnath Singh additionally mentioned the custom of girls as each caregivers and protectors have continued over the centuries and stays deeply embedded within the customs and traditions of the area. “If Saraswati is our goddess of data, knowledge and studying, mom Durga stays related to safety, power, destruction and struggle,” he mentioned.
The defence minister additional mentioned that ladies shall be capable to be a part of the Nationwide Defence Academy from subsequent 12 months.
Singh additionally mentioned that India stays deeply dedicated to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. He mentioned that India has long-standing and pure linkages all through historical past to all of the nations that are a part of the SCO. “Our shared tradition, ethnic, civilisational and geographical previous has solely been bolstered by our heat relationships and shut ties. I’ve little question that this augurs effectively for a mutually fulfilling relationship sooner or later,” mentioned Singh.