Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday tied rakhi to several soldiers deployed at the Siachen Base Camp.

FP Staff August 18, 2016 22:41:30 IST
Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen
Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani puts a tilak and ties Rakhi to a soldier as she celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Army jawans at Siachen base camp on Thursday. PTI

Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani flew into the Siachen base-camp, located on the shout of the glacier at 9.22 am and was received by senior army officers, a defence spokesman said. PTI

Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen

Besides celebrating Raksha Bandhan at the Siachen Base Camp, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also addressed the jawans and praised them for their dedication to duty. PTI

Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen

"We are very proud of the soldiers serving here who have never thought of their own good and of their families. They serve diligently, with passion...so a thanks from a grateful nation," Irani said. PTI

Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen

Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani laying a wreath at war memorial at Siachen Glacier base camp on Thursday. PTI

Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen

"My mother specially prepared sweets for you all. So, this is not only the affection of a sister but the love of a mother," Textile Minister Smriti Irani told soldiers at the Siachen Base Camp. PTI

Smriti Irani as celebrates Raksha Bandhan with army jawans in Siachen

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani flew back after spending around one-and-a-half-hours at the base camp.in Siachen after she celebrated Raksha Bhandan with army jawans on Thursday. Twitter

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