‘She was totally dedicated to Jan Seva’: PM Modi pays tribute to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on her jayanti

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on her birth anniversary.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on her birth anniversary and attributed the people’s faith in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying she worked among the people and strengthened the party.


“Tributes to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia ji on her birth anniversary. Her life was completely devoted to public service. She was courageous and kind. If BJP has emerged as a party that people trust, it is this It is because we had stalwarts like Rajmata ji, who worked among the people and strengthened the party,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Vijaya Raje Scindia, popularly known as Rajmata of Gwalior, was born on 11 October 1919 in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. After completing her education, she was inspired by the freedom movement and joined the freedom struggle. Rajmata Vijay Raje Scindia believed in educating the girl child and women empowerment. In post-independence India, girls’ education entered a new phase. She worked for the education of girls and women to meet this need of an all-round Indian education emphasizing on Indian values, religions and culture.


Scindia was a Member of Parliament for several years between 1957 and 1998. She was actively engaged in various social activities especially in the field of women empowerment and worked closely with various organizations dedicated to the upliftment of women through education. She was a writer and wrote two books. Vijaya Raje Scindia passed away on 25 January 2001.

First published:October 12, 2021, 9:43 am

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