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Nirupama Rao – Enthusiasm Has No Age

Nirupama Rao – Enthusiasm Has No Age

Nirupama Rao

“Guts is grace beneath pressure”

Nirupama Menon Rao is a retired Indian diplomat, overseas secretary, and ambassador. She was India’s first woman spokesperson in the Ministry of Exterior Affairs, New Delhi. She was also the very first lady large commissioner from India to Sri Lanka, the 1st Indian female ambassador to the People’s Republic of China and served as India’s International Secretary from 2009-2011 right after which he was appointed India’s ambassador to the United States wherever she served for a term of two yrs from 2001-2013. In July 2009, she turned the 2nd girl after Chokila Iyer to keep the publish of Indian Overseas Assistance. In 1973, she was the second UPSC Civil Support Topper and the first girl to get the 1st rank. On completion of her four decades-extended lively diplomatic products and services, Ambassador Rao was appointed as Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow at the India Initiative at Brown College in Providence, Rhode Island exactly where she ongoing to go after her academic fascination and led a seminar training course on ‘India in the world’ which covered critical parts of India’s overseas plan and global conversation. She is presently a World wide Fellow of the Wilson Centre. In November 2014, the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, New Delhi introduced the conferment of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship to Rao to empower her to operate on the completion of her ebook job on India-China romance, entitled: “The Politics of Background: India and China, 1949 to 1962”. She was conferred the degree of Medical professional of Letters (Honoris causa) by the Pondicherry College. She is also a receiver of the Vanitha Ratna Award of the Federal government of Kerala (2016), the “Citizen Extraordinaire” Award of the Rotary Global, Bangalore (2018) and the Kalinga Karubaki Literary Award (Kalinga Literary Pageant, Odisha, 2018).and in 2012, she was named to the World wide List of the 100 Most Influential Gals on Twitter by foreignpolicy.com.

Submit-retirement, Ambassador Rao has been active on the lecture circuit in a number of universities and establishments of increased mastering. In December 2017 at the age of 67, she also introduced her initially business album named: “Peace is my dream” developed by the Peninsula studios in New Delhi and produced by Common Music Team. She has sung all the 14 tracks in the album and has penned two of them. The two primary music created by Rao are Peace is My Desire and We’ll Wander No cost. She has printed a book of poetry titled ‘Rain Raising’. A Malayalam translation of her e book “Rain Rising” was released by Calicut College. Her poems have been translated into Chinese and Russian language also. Legends like her prove that age is just another variety when it will come to pursuing your passion and every single 1 should really make time to do what they enjoy.