Patricia Scotland – Commonwealth Secretary General, embraced Indian culture during her trip to the South Asian country. During visits to different cities of the country, Scotland was seen wearing Indian attire – Saree.
On Wednesday, she visited the FLO-FICCI Women’s Chamber of Commerce, wearing a beautiful bright green and red saree. She also wore traditional accessories such as bracelets, rings, earrings and a necklace which completed the look.
Notably, Saree is a traditional Indian outfit worn by women; it is usually brightly colored and represents Indian culture, and the brightness symbolizes beliefs.
Scotland, who is on a ten-day visit to India, arrived on August 6, 2022. She held very high-level talks with ministers and government officials. His itinerary includes trips to Pune, Chennai and Coimbatore after the full meetings in the Indian capital of New Delhi. She spoke of the many challenges facing the Commonwealth family.
She also addressed many crucial issues such as the food and cost of living crisis, climate action and post-pandemic economic recovery. Scotland said all member countries must build a resilient Commonwealth that can help respond better in a complex world.
Speaking to the media in India, Scotland said it was a pleasure for her to be in India, adding that the country held a highly valued place in the Commonwealth.
During his first days in India, Scotland received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from OP Jindal University in New Delhi.
While visiting the FLO-FICCI Women’s Chamber of Commerce in Pune on Wednesday, CSG said it was a privilege to speak to the body.
“Many of the great leaders of our #Commonwealth, and our world, are women. We are closer than ever to breaking down the barriers that hold us back but getting there; we need to #EndViolenceAgainstWomen“, she tweeted later on Wednesday.
In addition to this, Scotland also held talks with Indian External Affairs Secretary (West), Sanjay Verma and spoke about India’s importance in the Commonwealth.