No door should remain closed for women in armed forces: Rajnath

New Delhi (NVI): No door of Armed forces should remain closed for the women, Defence Minister  Rajnath Singh said today.

Speaking at the Women Transforming India Awards function organized by NITI Aayog on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020 here today, Singh said in the armed forces women’s participation has increased over the years and further enhancing their role is the priority of the government.

While citing the example of Army Captain Tania Shergill, who led an all-men contingent in Republic Day Parade this year, he said women are new leading on many fronts which were once not even open for women.

“Women are endowed with the impeccable capabilities of creating, nurturing and transforming,” he said in a statement.

He emphasised the role of women in the workforce in contributing to the economic growth of the nation.

He said society develops only with the upliftment of its women. Women participation is necessary for the country to achieve the 5 trillion dollar economy target.

He went on to remark, “today’s awardees have overcome financial and societal challenges to not just redefine the word entrepreneurship but also refine it. “