8-year-old Aradhya Bachchan’s speech on women empowerment – I am Kanya – will make you proud that young girls are raising their voices to demand a respectable and safe society for women.
In a country, where women are struggling with increased sexual assaults and domestic abuse, it is heartening to see how young girls are coming forward to raise their voices for women’s safety.
One such young girl, who came forward to build our country’s focus on women safety is 8-yo Aradhya Bachchan.
Applauding the fact that she was using her voice for one of the critical issues that our country is facing, many came forward to applaud her. In an era, when Bollywood stars are using their voices only to promote fashion, beauty and celebrity lifestyle, it is heart-touching to see how Aradhya is making sure she contributes to our society and make it better for women.
In an inspiring video, one can see Aradhya making a sincere plea for women’s empowerment and safety reports. The video was shot at the school annual function, where she was accompanied by her parents – Abhishek & Aishwarya along with the grandfather Amitabh Bachchan.
In the video, she confidently talks about a new world where she feels safe, loved and respected. Dressed in a saree, Aaradhya spoke in her speech:
“I am Kanya (girl). I am the dream, the dream of a new age.
We will awake in the new world, a world where I will be safe, I will be loved, I will be respected.
A world, where my voice will not be silenced by the ignorance of arrogance but, will be heard with the understanding of wisdom.
A world, where knowledge will come from the book of life, flowing freely to the river of humanity.”
Reacting to the video, the grandfather Amitabh Bachchan tweeted,
“The pride of the family .. the pride of a girl .. the pride of all women .. OUR dearest AARADHYA.” There is no denying that the whole family is proud of the 8-year-old star kid for her confidence and conviction on the stage.
.. the pride of the family .. the pride of a girl .. the pride of all women .. OUR dearest AARADHYA .. https://t.co/jQ9FFrmBEZ
It wasn’t only Amitabh Bachchan who came forward to applaud her. Many women took to social media to express their appreciation for her thoughts on women empowerment.
At IFORHER, we feel so proud that young girls are exploring all the platforms that they have access to remind our society that they deserve love, care, and respect. These young voices give us hope that the future is going to be better than the present.