Recalling his meeting with six women officers of the Indian Navy who will embark on a voyage across the world on INS Tarini, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday saluted the former for their grit and valour, adding that each and every Indian would be proud of these daughters.
"I had the opportunity to meet some young daughters, some, who were born in the Himalayas, who had absolutely no connection with the sea. Six of these young daughters are in the Navy. Their grit and zeal is inspiring for all of us. These six young women will embark on a voyage across the seas, in a small boat, INS Tarini. Each and every Indian would be proud of these daughters. I salute their valour and have asked them to share their experiences with the entire country," Prime Minister Modi said while delivering his monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat'.
Starting their journey as the first instance of its kind in the world, he further apprised the listeners that they can extend their good wishes to the all-women Indian Navy crew on the Narendra Modi (NM) App.
"Their expedition has been named, Navika Sagar Parikrama. They will circumnavigate the globe and return home, after many months. Sometimes, they spend 40 days on the seas in one go, at times, thirty. Our six daughters riding the waves of the high seas, with courage, is the first instance of its kind in the world. I am making a separate arrangement for their experiences of heroism, a tale of personal experiences and I would be happy to bring you the stories of these daughters. My best wishes and blessings to these daughters," he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi touched upon a variety of topics in his 'Mann ki Baat' address, including terrorism, violence, and cleanliness among others.