She stole Obama’s thunder. Wing Commander Pooja Thakur who led the Guard of Honour saluted
US President Barack Obama finally arrives in India. However, not him but Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, who led the Guard of Honour inspection at Rashtrapati Bhavan, emerged as the nation’s shining star.
In a first, Thakur’s proud moment came just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Beti Bachao campagin’. This move, also seen as Modi’s masterstroke, assumes significance as the theme for this year’s Republic Day Parade where Obama is the chief guest is – ‘nari shakti’ or women power.
Wing Commander Pooja Thakur’s feat went viral on Twitter as soon as the Guard of Honour came to an end. Here’s a look at some of the tweets.
When biases against women still exist,it's fantastic to c Wng Cmndr Pooja Thakur escort Obama @ the Ceremonial Guard of Honor #ObamaInIndia
— Rajneil Kamath (@rajneilkamath) January 25, 2015
Pooja Thakur leading the guard of honour to welcome Barack Obama. This is real women empowerment. More power to women. #ObamaInIndia
— Pawan MUFC Forever (@pawan_kulkarni1) January 25, 2015
Very proud moment for Wing Commander Pooja Thakur to welcome US President Obama in Gaurd of Honour.Hope women inspired to join the services.
— Sudha N Bharadwaj (@SudhaNBharadwaj) January 25, 2015
— TweetOdia (@submoh) January 25, 2015
A loud cheer for Wg Cdr Pooja Thakur for commanding the Inter Services Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan to welcome President Obama.
— Prem Rao (@premrao) January 25, 2015
— Internet Hindoo ! (@DrShobha) January 25, 2015
for me wat stands out in Obama visit is A lady Wing commander Pooja thakur led the guard of honour at Rashtarpati bhavan
— Subodh khanna (@subodh1945) January 25, 2015
Wing commander Pooja Thakur, led the Guard of Honour for President Obama. Isn't it a honour for Women Fraternity?
— Keshav Deshpande (@keshavvd) January 25, 2015
Pooja Thakur giving guard of honour to Obama is a new chapter in Indian History and women empowerment in India. #ObamaInIndia
— Mogambo Khus Hua (@Heil_Mogambo) January 25, 2015
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