72nd Independence Day: PM Modi praises women officers of Indian Navy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday praised a group of six women officers of the Navy for circumnavigating the globe, saying that the nation's daughters have crossed the seven seas and painted the world in tricolour. Saluting the women, Modi said: “Our daughters have crossed all seven seas and have coloured the world in tricolour.” Lieutenant Commanders Vartika Joshi, who led the team, and Prathibha Jamwal, and Lieutenants Swathi Patarpalli, Aishwarya Boddapati, Vijaya Devi and Payal Gupta spent over eight months at sea, sailing around the world in six legs on the Indian Naval Sailing Vehicle (INSV) Tarini. The crew spent 194 days at sea and nearly eight months away from home port. The Prime Minister also hailed the tribal children for unfurling the national flag on Mount Everest.