07 Aug e’eleanor pays tribute to iron lady Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj, truly has been an inspiration to one and all by example. We, Indians, are fortunate to have been blessed with an exemplary leader and woman icon in late Smt. Sushma Swaraj.
A woman of exceptional intelligence, depth, grace, and class, it’s rare to come across politicians like her. While she was a warm, charming, and approachable person with a perennial smile on her face, Sushma Swaraj had a captivating air of mystery and intrigue about her.
At a speech she gave at the UN as India’s External Affairs Minister in 2015, she said: “As a woman and an elected Member of Parliament, it has been my firm conviction that there is a shortcut to real social change — empowering the girl child.”
“We believe the world is one. We don’t just wish for our own prosperity, but also wish for everyone’s prosperity.” – Sushma Swaraj at UNO.
One of BJP’s most efficient leaders, her professionalism, combined with a sense of duty towards people, won many hearts. She served on an impressive list of portfolios and roles during her political career.
Sushma Swaraj was the first of only two women (the other is Dr. Najma Heptulla) to get the ‘Outstanding Parliamentarian’ award.
She was also BJP’s first female Chief Minister, spokesperson, leader of the opposition, general secretary and Minister for External Affairs.
Brief of her incredible work can be read here