Some powerful moments break century-old shackles to give birth to a new dawn!
One such moment happened yesterday when Smriti Irani, the actress turned politician sent out an extremely powerful message – the message that wrote a brand new chapter for Indian Women.
After defeating Mr. Rahul Gandhi in his home turf Amethi, Smriti Irani gave us another moment to celebrate her persistence and determination.
Unfortunately, Smriti’s very close aide, who helped her win in the recent elections was shot dead couple of days back.
When Smriti attended his funeral, she not only showed how compassionate and empathetic she is, but also sent across the message about women empowerment to the whole country.
Since centuries, women have been barred from participating in funerals. But, when Smriti turned into the pallbearer, the one who carries or officially escorts the coffin or the dead body at a funeral, she made us believe that there is a brighter future ahead of us!
This picture is worth zillion times more than the empty words served by media, politicians, and celebrities!
No wonder people across the country are celebrating her act of kindness and strength:
This : best symbol of true women empowerment : to those who don’t understand , many women aren’t allowed to even carry the arthi .. I wasn’t ..
In a country, where traditions and customs are based on the foundation of gender-inequality, women’s fight to attend funerals of loved ones can be really rough.
In traditional Hindu families, women are not allowed to attend funerals.
The traditions run so deep in some Hindu families that having only daughters are seen as a result of bad karmas.
At I FOR HER, we believe the sexism that Indian women bear during deaths or funerals needs to be ended soon. And for that, we need more and more women from different walks of life to seek inspiration from Smriti.
We shouldn’t hesitate from challenging the traditions and smashing the norms that don’t allow women to be treated as equals.
Before you choose to stay silent and accept to be treated lesser than others, please remember that you are the only hope for millions of unborn young girls, who would love to be born in a world that treats them with fairness and respect!