A photo of a Sikh mother-daughter pair adorns the Republic of Singapore Navy Facebook page as part of the International Women’s Day celebration.
“She has been a role model, mentor, counsellor, tutor and even a personal secretary, running errands on my behalf whilst I was away at BMT and officer training,” says Capt Dr Balpreet Kaur. “All in, her sacrifices are a debt I may neever fully repay, but I do try to be the best daughter I can to her.
On her part, Prof Berinderjeet Kaur says: “I admire her intrepidity in pursuing her goals and interests. She has inspired me to pay more attention to my nation’s security and defence issues. I never envisaged that as a doctor, she could also use her medical knowledge for resource planning and policy work in support of our nation’s defence.”
Among others, Prof Berinderjeet is the chairperson for the Singapore Khalsa Association’s (SKA) Ladies Wing.
In its entry, the page wrote: “The strength of our force comes both from the women who are part of it and the women who support it. Here’s celebrating the talent, strength, compassion and virtues of the women who make us a force to be reckoned with, just as they are.”
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