The word Defence comes with great responsibility, unshakable discipline, and sturdiness. We often picture a man with a badge and a huge physique, standing firmly, stating his confident posture and eminent post. But how often do we see this in a woman without having to think twice?
“I do not like carving the world into segments; we are one world.” – Indira Gandhi
We are one world, surely! But to safeguard its jewels, we need not necessarily need a strong exterior to handle its grounds.
Newly elected Nirmala Sitharaman on 3rd September 2017, has secured her ground in this field by being the first full-time Defence Minister of the country; only second to Indira Gandhi- the epitome of Power and grace! Carving her country into segments wasn’t her motto, creating a whole has always been it.
Giving opportunities to only a single gender over the course of time gets monotonous and unfair. Equality must prevail even in the political field and this recent shuffle in the Cabinet has not only created a stir but has definitely proved the need for setting many such examples as well!
The Modi government has an unprecedented six women in its Cabinet of 27 ministers, including the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in the powerful Cabinet Committee on Security. The other women ministers in the Cabinet are Maneka Gandhi, Smriti Irani, Uma Bharati and Harsimrat Badal.
Sitharaman who was the Minister of State for Commerce was confident in handling the ministry and was skillful in multilateral negotiations. Her works as the national spokesperson for the Bhartiya Janata Party was also quite notable.
Coming from a small town, she sets a good striking example for many young women who aspire to be something that changes the world and its narrow thinking toward limiting particular genders. The fact that there are more than one, gives enough reason to be fiercely denoted as a secure country, irrespective of the gender handling it.
“I am not a person to be pressured – by anybody or any nation.” -Indira Gandhi
Setting a mark of individuality and independent thinking, Indira Gandhi rightly denotes the need for one to be set free in terms of thinking and limiting the female gender by the source of any sort.
‘Good days are coming’; definitely the Modi government hasn’t restricted themselves from giving important positions to women in the Cabinet, giving away a strong message of women empowerment and encouraging their role in important decisions of the country!
“We have done ground work but are not rushing into it”, stated by Nirmala Sitharaman on 8th Jan 2016, holds true to its meaning. We do have faith in her work and implications as well as her strong impact in creating a proudly secure atmosphere that many young women would look up to!