Every time a woman achieve something in a male dominating country like us, where even today a woman is killed after birth or inside the womb, makes us feel proud. It is a sign to show that we are not less than anyone in anything. This is what our new defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman proved when she was appointed as new Defence Minister of India by Narendra Modi government on Sunday, September 3.
Sitharaman, who got the portfolio on Sunday, heads the world’s third largest defence force of 1.4 million personnel. It is also the strongest of those headed by female defence ministers. Not only this but Nirmala and Florence Parly of France are the only two women to head the defence ministry of nuclear-armed nations.
The Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, Nirmala Sitharaman is appointed as India’s first full-time female defence minister in 70 years of Independence. To let you know, earlier in the history of Indian politics, Indira Gandhi hold the responsibility of Defence Ministry twice but she wasn’t the full-time Defence Minister as she headed this department by being the Prime Minister of India.
Who is Nirmala Sitharaman?
Nirmala Sitharaman is India’s first female Defence Minister. Nirmala was born on August 18, 1959, in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. Nirmala’s father was a Railway employee. She completed her graduation from Seeta Lakshmi Ramaswami College and moved to Delhi to pursue Masters. She got admission in JNU and did M.Phil in Textile Trade. She married to his college mate in 1986 and shifted to London after that. She worked as a Sales Girl in a Habitat Company there.
In 1991, the couple returned to India. In 2006 Nirmala joined BJP. Nirmala is a very analytical, deep thinker, hardworking and knowledgeable kind of woman. After this historical move by BJP cabinet, all we can say is Mera Desh Ab Badal Raha Hai!
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