Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 73rd episode of the Mann ki Baat programme and the first episode of the year 2021 on Sunday. Hailing various departments and discussing many important events in the country, PM Modi also underlined the increasing participation of the country's women in different fields.
Soon after the episode aired, Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor Khan praised the efforts of PM Modi in empowering Indian women.
Deepika Padukone took to Twitter on Sunday night to share her support for PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat address. She retweeted excerpts from the PM's address on female empowerment and added her own thoughts to it. Deepika shared a quote by Mahatama Gandhi to her tweet. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”-Mahatma Gandhi These words couldn’t be truer for these incredible women and for every single woman around the world! #NariShakti #MannKiBaat @PMOIndia," she wrote.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”-Mahatma Gandhi
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 31, 2021
Actor Kareena Kapoor also shared a post. "From flying non-stop commercial flights to taking part in Republic Day parades, women's participation is increasing manifold. Desh ki Beti today is fearless, courageous and an equal participant in nation-building activities," read her post. She added, "#WomenSupportingWomen #MannKiBaat #PMOINDIA"
Talking about the two Indian Air Force women officers who became the first women pilots to participate in the Republic Day parade this year, PM Modi said, "You must have seen two women IAF officers creating history in this year's Republic Day parade. Be it any field, the participation of the nation's women is continuously increasing."