Manushi Chhillar, who made her Bollywood debut opposite superstar Akshay Kumar in the much-awaited historical ‘Prithviraj’, has been vocal about equal rights for girls ever since she was crowned Miss World in 2017.
New Delhi: Manushi Chhillar, who made her Bollywood debut opposite superstar Akshay Kumar in the much-awaited historical ‘Prithviraj’, has been vocal about equal rights for girls ever since she was crowned Miss World in 2017.
She leads Project Shakti, a non-profit organization aimed at educating girls about menstrual hygiene and has been associated with several UNICEF campaigns. On International Day of the Girl Child 2021, Manushi is using social media to create awareness about the need to be vocal about the rights of the girl child. Manushi said, “I think it is important for men and women to be vocal about the rights of girls. It is a fact that women have to work hard to get there. Women have to take power in their own hands. And shape the perception of how a girl should see herself. It’s a world full of opportunities and stereotypes that only act as shackles for a better future and a better life. It’s time to break those stereotypes.”
The actor shared an Instagram post to mark the day. She wrote, “Here are the strongest of them all! Girls! Let’s celebrate each day as our own. Let’s pledge to make it a better place for all the girls around the world. I took it as a sign of my love for the girl.” The gang, to say that we are all one.”
She added, “I’d love to see what you feel about being a girl or women in this #InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild and see your work of art on my Instagram stories. Use #InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild and let me know your stories Tag on.”
Manushi has combined advocacy with art to celebrate this special day. She is urging girls on the internet to freely express how they feel being a girl child and how they would like to be vocal for their rights.
Manushi said, “I have always been vocal for equal rights for the girl child and on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child, I will use the power of social media to bring more and more attention to this issue. I want the world to know Collaborate with fellow creative people to show how we understand equal rights, and how we, as women, want to be seen.”
‘Digital Generation. This year ‘Our Generation’ is the theme of International Day of the Girl Child, which is celebrated every year on 11 October. Various government and non-governmental organizations globally will host virtual seminars and presentations on this day. People can participate by posting stories, videos and blogs.
The day is observed to encourage gender equality influences from the global community.
First published:October 11, 2021, 4:04 pm