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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 13: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani during the first day of the 10th Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry's (FICCI) Higher Education Summit on November 13, 2014 in New Delhi India. The NDA Government plans to set up separate committees to review the functioning of regulatory bodies like UGC, AICTE and NCTE. It will also launch the Bharat Avishkar Abhiyan (National Innovation Campaign) for funding ideas and innovations next year. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Smriti Irani Celebrated Rakhi With Army Jawans in SiaChen

Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani celebrated Raksha Bandhan by spending the day with Army personnel stationed at the Siachen glacier and tied rakhis for many of them.

Irani is reportedly the first woman minister from India to visit Siachen Base Camp which lies on the Indo-Pak border between the line of control. It is said to be the highest battlefield and is considered one of the toughest places for human survival as the temperature drops to -50 degree C in winters.

“It’s an honour for me, to celebrate this festival here with my brothers who guard the borders,” Irani said after tying rakhis to the jawans.


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