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 ..
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) May 26, 2019
I did. For my mother. Carried out all the rituals being the only child. Even mukhagni.
— Chowkidar Keya Ghosh (@keyakahe) May 26, 2019
This sends a powerful message. Heartfelt condolences to family of BJP worker Surendra Singh. Please ensure he gets speedy justice. Om Shanti.????????
— Devika (@Dayweekaa) May 26, 2019
I see her as Inspiration, She is a leader I want, She is my representative ???? Smriti’s gesture is above politics
— Mëëřå ???????? (@imeerage) May 26, 2019
Truely, moving … my respect for you has gone up 100 fold @smritiirani
— Ranjana Sivasankar ???????? (@ranjanasiva) May 26, 2019
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.