Friday, January 27, 2017

Sambhali Trust Greets the Chief Minister of Rajasthan

What an afternoon! After a night of thunderstorms and a morning of rain, the weather finally cleared as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan greeted the students, staff and founders of Sambhali Trust. Upon arrival, Vasundhara Raje was greeted with the fierce, fervent chant Nari Shakti-Zindabad meaning Long Live Women's Strength by the women and girls of Sambhali Trust, before being garlanded and given a gift to thank her for her continued support for our charity.

An inspirational woman for our own women and girls, Raje, as well as being Rajasthan’s first female Chief Minister, was re-elected into her role for a second time in December 2013. As the largest (and considered one of the most conservative) state in India, to see Vasundhara Raje in person roused confidence in our women, and you could feel the passion thrumming in our crowd which lined the usually peaceful street.

Like Vasundhara Raje, our women are fighters
Vasundhara Raje Profile:

On top of celebrating India’s Republic Day, which honours the day India’s Constitution came into effect on the 26th January 1950, our women and girls definitely had something to shout about, for if one woman can make it into one of the most powerful positions in the country (for a second time, nonetheless!), then what’s stopping others?

8th March 1953 in Mumbai to Vijayaraje Scindia and Jivajirao Scindia, prominent members of the Maratha family.

Government Roles: Was a member of Parliament 5 times (1989 – 2003) with Lok Sabha, the lower house in the Parliament of India. Has been a member of Rajasthan’s Legislative Assembly 4 times (1985-90, 2003-08, 2008-13, 2013 – present). 3 times Raje was elected from the town of Jhalrapatan, and once from Dholpur. Was first elected as Chief Minister of Rajasthan in 2003 until 2008. Was re-elected for the position in 2013.

Graduated in Economics and Political Sciences (Hons) from Sophia College for Women, an affiliate to the University of Mumbai.

1 comment:

Bytes said...

Sikar Rajasthan