India’s first full-time female finance minster, Nirmala Sitaraman has had a roller coaster ride in the political field.
Known to be a staunch politician, she has done many social work for the betterment of the society. Here we list few of the works done by her both off and on the field.
Her early life:
Ms Nirmala Sitaraman was born in Tamil Nadu to Savitri and Narayanan Sitaraman. Her father was was a railway employee hence she spent her childhood in different parts of the country.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in arts from Seethalakshmi Ramaswami college and later MA in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Her political career:
After her brief stint in India, Nirmala moved to London with her husband. She worked as a sales woman at Habitat while having deep interest in seeking knowledge of economics.
Later she worked with Price Waterhouse, agricultural engineers association, BBC world service.
Her comeback to India:
The couple came back to India to with the purpose of serving the nation.Once she returned she hoisted off several initiatives. Some of them are listed below.
Her work off the field:
- Once the family settled in India, she started a school for the unprivileged in a village near Hyderabad.
- She also started a policy research centre in the city.
- She served as a member of National commission of woman.
Her work as a finance minister:
- She flagged off the idea of one grid one nation, an initiative to bring affordable power to all states.
- She proposed the programme study in India to bring in foreign students.
- She proposed to start a new channel under Doordarshan bouquet to provide platforms for startups. This allows them to publicize information.
- She announced a social stock exchange, which will provide a digital platform to raise money for the voluntary organizations,social enterprises. This will allow it to be used for the unprivileged and social welfare.
- She declared visually impaired friendly coins (to be introduced shortly)