Thursday, December 3, 2020
Home Social Media Celebrating India's women power on Diwali: PM Modi's 'Bharat Ki Laxmi' initiative gets support...

Celebrating India’s women power on Diwali: PM Modi’s ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ initiative gets support from Deepika Padukone and PV Sindhu

During the 57th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ campaign on Diwali to highlight the contributions of the women who have struggled through odds to bring positive changes in the society and inspire others.

Indian film actress Deepika Padukone and ace badminton player PV Sindhu have come forward as the torchbearers of PM Modi’s ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ initiative.

PM Modi had encouraged people to share the stories of inspiring women in their society and neighbourhood who have struggled through odds to set an example for others. In a video, actress Deepika Padukone and Shuttler PV Sindhu also appealed to people to welcome Diwali with sharing the inspiring the stories of India’s ‘Laxmis’, who have enlightened the lives of others with the hashtag #BharatKiLaxmi.

“Societies grow when women are empowered and their accomplishments are given a place of pride! I support PM @narendramodi ji #BharatKiLaxmi movement. It celebrates extraordinary achievements of extraordinary women of India. This Diwali, let’s celebrate womanhood,” said the world champion Sindhu in her Tweet.

Reacting to the same, PM Modi on Twitter replied to Sindhu’s message and wrote that ‘our ethos has always taught us to strive for women empowerment.’

PM Narendra Modi had kickstarted the auspicious festival of Navratri with a strong message for women empowerment on September 29. During the 57th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ campaign on Diwali to highlight the contributions of the women of the country.

The video features, apart from Deepika and Sindhu, many other women who had brought a positive change in the society through their endeavours. Social workers Sindhutai Sapkal, Kallaripayattu teacher Meenakshi Gurukal and many others.

The ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ campaign is aimed at honouring women, who have made a mark with their achievements in various fields for the public good. On Diwali, Goddess Laxmi is welcomed in homes as it is believed that she brings prosperity and happiness, Modi said. Daughters are considered as Laxmi in our culture. Can’t we felicitate daughters in our villages and cities by holding public programmes? he suggested in his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address.

“There are several daughters, daughters-in-law who are doing exceptional work … some are teaching poor children, some are spreading awareness about health and sanitation. Many are serving as doctors, engineers … as lawyers, they are helping in the delivery of justice. The society can identify such daughters and honour them across India,” he furthered in his radio address. “Encouraging Bharat ki Laxmi means strengthening the path to success of the country and its people,” the prime minister said urging the citizens to honour women’s achievements.

The hashtag is already trending and many social media users have been sharing the amazing stories of ordinary women, who have struggled through odds to inspire and help others, bringing happiness and prosperity for the society.

Yesterday, addressing Karyakartas of the BJP from Varanasi ahead of Diwali, the Prime Minister suggested that along with celebrating the auspicious occasion of Diwali, people should celebrate ‘Bharat ki Laxmi’ as well.

He said that there will be one girl in our neighbourhood who must have accomplished a certain feat. He suggested that through ‘Bharat ki Laxmi’, we honour the daughters of our country.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

From supporting Khalistanis to hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs: A brief intro of the new liberal favourite, Diljit Dosanjh

Singer Diljit Dosanjh has become the new blue-eyed boy of the left-liberal gang after he supported ongoing farmers protest

ISIS Mufti: Christians given ‘option’ to pay ‘Jizya’ and be protected by the Caliphate since they are ‘followers of the book’

ISIS terrorist Shifa Ali Bashir Muhammad revealed that ISIS had given the 'option' to the Christians of Mosul to pay Jiziya.

Here are 5 fear-mongering claims about the COVID vaccine, because even Harbhajan Singh is not ‘immune’ to rumours

Debunking claims about Covid-19 vaccine is the need of the hour as celebrities and influencers have started posting misleading information.

Mamata Banerjee brags about knowing 14 languages to compete with PM Modi, then says ‘I don’t like to show-off’: Read what happened

Well, the iconic "kaa kaa chi chi" song by Mamata Banerjee does not leave an iota of doubt on how talented the WB CM is

Kangana Ranaut vs Diljit Dosanjh fight turns ugly, she calls him Karan Johar’s pet dog

Days after Kangana mistook an elderly lady in Punjab farmers' protest for Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh 'protests', Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh got into a war of words with her on Twitter.

Swati Chaturvedi wants to sue Twitter user and send him to jail for exposing her history of manipulated media

Swati Chaturvedi wants to sue someone for pointing out she shared photoshopped image after having apologised for sharing the same photoshopped image.

Recently Popular

Ex-Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh joins Farmer’s protests, justifies “Indira thok di” comment

Multiple videos of Yograj Singh, Yuvraj Singh's father, have gone viral on social media where he has been giving provocative speeches amid the ongoing farmer protests

Indian man proposes to his Australian girlfriend during Ind vs Aus cricket match, here is what happened next

While India's performance has been below par, netizens found happiness in the unusual proposal that became the highlight of the match.

Even pandering doesn’t get India Today a free pass: Here is why ‘liberals’ are today cancelling Rajdeep and Rahul Kanwal

'Liberals' are cancelling India Today, Rajdeep Sardesai and Rahul Kanwal over their coverage of the allegations against Shehla Rashid

Mirzapur: Three Brahmin boys found dead, family says they were murdered with eyes gouged out, police deny

The three cousins: 14-year-old Sudhanshu Tiwari, 14-year-old Shivam Tiwari and Hariom Tiwari were mysteriously found dead in a pond in the Lalganj police station area, Mirzapur.

MDH Masala owner Mahashay Dharampal Gulati passes away at 97

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of the spices brand 'MDH' passed away on Thursday morning following a cardiac arrest.

Webchutney: A marketing company with a ‘liberal’ CEO that seems to be dragging Swiggy through the mud

Food delivery app Swiggy recently stoked controversy by responding to a troll account taking an extreme political side

From supporting Khalistanis to hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs: A brief intro of the new liberal favourite, Diljit Dosanjh

Singer Diljit Dosanjh has become the new blue-eyed boy of the left-liberal gang after he supported ongoing farmers protest

ISIS Mufti: Christians given ‘option’ to pay ‘Jizya’ and be protected by the Caliphate since they are ‘followers of the book’

ISIS terrorist Shifa Ali Bashir Muhammad revealed that ISIS had given the 'option' to the Christians of Mosul to pay Jiziya.

PM Modi gave me pension, my sons assaulted me: Watch video of 85-year-old woman who wants to give 12-bigha land to PM Modi

The elderly woman said that while PM Modi gave her pension, her sons physically assaulted her, hence, she wanted to give land to him

Here are 5 fear-mongering claims about the COVID vaccine, because even Harbhajan Singh is not ‘immune’ to rumours

Debunking claims about Covid-19 vaccine is the need of the hour as celebrities and influencers have started posting misleading information.

Mamata Banerjee brags about knowing 14 languages to compete with PM Modi, then says ‘I don’t like to show-off’: Read what happened

Well, the iconic "kaa kaa chi chi" song by Mamata Banerjee does not leave an iota of doubt on how talented the WB CM is

Kangana Ranaut vs Diljit Dosanjh fight turns ugly, she calls him Karan Johar’s pet dog

Days after Kangana mistook an elderly lady in Punjab farmers' protest for Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh 'protests', Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh got into a war of words with her on Twitter.

Mangaluru police arrest online food delivery agent Nazeer Mohammad for painting graffitis hailing Islamic terror

The graffiti warned 'sanghis' and 'Manuvadis' that Lashkar and Taliban will be invited to deal with them.

Swati Chaturvedi wants to sue Twitter user and send him to jail for exposing her history of manipulated media

Swati Chaturvedi wants to sue someone for pointing out she shared photoshopped image after having apologised for sharing the same photoshopped image.

As China edges towards a food crisis, it looks at India to feed its citizens

Chinese President XI Jinping had launched Operation Empty Plate in the country in August to prevent wastage of food.

‘Why this selectivity?’, India slams UNGA for not speaking against persecution of followers of Indic religions as it does for Abrahamic religions

During 75th Session of the UNGA, India exercised its 'Right of Reply' and spoke on the selectivity of the UN resolutions passed last month.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
492,457FollowersFollow
20,300SubscribersSubscribe