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Budget 2021: India's win against Australia, Rabindranath Tagore's poem feature in FM's speech

The Finance Minister quoted Rabindranath Tagore and said, "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."

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Budget 2021: India's win against Australia, Rabindranath Tagore's poem feature in FM's speech
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman giving her Budget speech at the Parliament

In the ongoing budget speech Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman cited India's Test cricket win against Australia.

The Finance Minister quoted Rabindranath Tagore and said, "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.'"

In this spirit, she said, she "can't help but recall the joy that we as a Cricket loving nation felt after Team India's recent spectacular success in Australia."

Indian cricket team registered a historic win defeating Australia at the Gabba for the first time since 1988. Australia had last lost a Test in Gabba 32 years ago against West Indies.

The Finance Minister was seen this morning entering the Parliament house with a made in India red tablet instead of the 'bahi-khata' which she introduced in 2019 replacing the traditional leather briefcase.

This year the budget is paperless for the first time. The budget is being presented in the backdrop of a severe economic crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sitharaman will address a Post Budget press conference at 3 pm along with Ministers of State for Finance and all other Secretaries at Media Center.

Also read: Budget 2021 Live Updates: Farmers paid Rs 75,100 cr wheat MSP in FY21; FM raises agri credit target

Also read: Budget 2021: FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces vehicle scrappage policy 

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