While the world is busy celebrating womanhood on International Women’s Day with marketing gimmicks and special ‘discounts’ for women, our Indian celebrities and sportspersons are taking out some time to genuinely thank the women in their lives.
Whether it’s their daughter, wife or mother, the who’s who of the sports and Bollywood industry took to their social media to celebrate womanhood. And the best part is that while doing so, they are doing their bit to enlighten their fans and spread awareness about what all women are achieving and how they are fighting whatever hurdles life throws at them in their own unique ways.
1. Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter was flooded with pictures of his daughter, wife, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters. However, he made sure to request his fans to do whatever they can for the empowerment of women.
T 2736 – Empower our girls !! Support #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao ensure all girls in your community have access to the same health care as boys. #IWD2018
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 7, 2018
T 2736 – On International Women’s Day , an ode to women and to the women Champions of Swachh Bharat : #SwachhShakti & @SwachhBharat
Video link: https://t.co/BGvv0uBxHK
and this my Personal commendation :https://t.co/AgZsaUFAbG pic.twitter.com/vFmRUS2Hdn
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 8, 2018
2. Next up was Akshay Kumar, who also paid his tribute to the women who are giving their all to bring about a change in the society.
Kudos to these women champions from across the country for playing a monumental role in motivating their villages and displaying their unending #SwachhShakti. @swachhbharat #WomensDayhttps://t.co/MzYU6nsG1B
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 8, 2018
3. Farhan Akhtar kept it sweet, short and simple.
It’s your time. Today. Tomorrow. Forever. â?¤ï¸?#HappyInternationalWomensDay
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) March 8, 2018
4. Virender Sehwag introduced us to women who serve as an inspiration.
Once she worked as a child labourer and used to stitch footballs to help her parents, now 19-year-old Zainab has transformed herself into an activist committed to the cause of children’s education. Every day is #WomensDay ! pic.twitter.com/PInHpe5iRZ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 8, 2018
9 year old Muskaan runs a library in one of Bhopal’s poorest slum, she started with 121 books. She is an inspiration. Happy women’s day ! pic.twitter.com/dWdyrt8HEM
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 8, 2018
5. Diljit Dosanjh reminded us how a woman is at the core of every relationship.
No Relationship is complete without a woman in this world. ðŸ™?ðŸ™?
She plays the role of…
A “Loving Mother”
A “Caring Sister”
An “Understanding Wife”
A “Lovable Daughter”
You have everything in you and that’s the reason why the world is celebrating you.
Happy Women’s Day!!
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) March 8, 2018
6. Kartik Aaryan thanked the ‘strongest person’ he knows with an adorable picture.
To the Strongest person I know
Who not surprisingly is a Woman
All because of You
And your blessings Mummy â?¤
Happy Woman’s Day Mummy
and Happy Women’s day to all you Strong Women out thereâ?¤ï¸?ðŸ’ªðŸ?»#Womensday pic.twitter.com/bJqopo1FYm
— Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) March 8, 2018
7. Can’t agree more with Sourav Ganguly’s message
#HappyWomensDay ..happy international women’s day to all ..gods best creation in all forms…
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 8, 2018
8. Shikhar Dhawan posted the perfect message for his wife and daughters
Happy women’s day to all the beautiful women out there! You are the joy to every home, and every heart. Remember that happiness is not complete in your absence. Miss you all a lot!ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜˜ðŸ˜˜ðŸ¤—ðŸ¤— #HappyWomensDay pic.twitter.com/aB4ashrTjU
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) March 8, 2018
9. Madhur Bhandarkar, who is known for directing women-centric films, couldn’t be more grateful.
I’ve always been touched by the commitment, dedication & struggle that a woman goes through as a individual, mother, sister, wife, daughter to survive and I’ve tried to signify it through my films & will continue to do so. My respect & gratitude 2 every woman.
Happy #WomensDayðŸ™? pic.twitter.com/TBJPqNUuDp
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 8, 2018
While all the men went all out with their wishes, our ladies obviously didn’t stay behind to celebrate themselves and other women. From Bipasha Basu to Anushka Sharma, everyone had a special message for their fellow ladies.
Each day , everyday I like to live my life to the fullest and spread as much love as possibleâ?¤ï¸?I love myself â?¤ï¸?I am grateful for my lifeâ?¤ï¸?Celebrate yourself today and everyday – all you wonderful women. #HappyWomensDay #InternationalWomenDay2018 #loveyourself pic.twitter.com/tLfRbh72Lq
— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) March 8, 2018
Every step makes a difference when you believe in something strongly and do your bit. It might not show immediately but the results do create a ripple and an impact. To all the women fighting for what they believe in, don’t give up !! Happy #WomensDayðŸ’–âœ¨ðŸŒ¸
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 8, 2018
Challenge every custom, culture, stereotype, myth that creates/reinforces inequality. The world needs SISTERHOOD. Let’s work together. Support, lift, love one anotherâ?¤ï¸? #PressForChange #IWD18 #WomensDay #SheInspiresMe #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao pic.twitter.com/Ayga4DWDMy
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) March 8, 2018
This has been an incredibly significant year for women around the world. I’m lucky enough to have had amazing female role models in my life & today, on #WomensDay, I pay homage to them all. To know more about what Women’s Day means to me log on to my App – https://t.co/7IElee2rWR pic.twitter.com/BLCEGDydfK
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) March 8, 2018
#love #happiness #freedom #beauty #divinity #energy #conviction #courageðŸ’‹ Women can’t be defined generically, even when mentioned collectively!!!ðŸ˜Šâ?¤ï¸? To truly celebrate a woman, it’s important to accept all ‘her’ nuanced differences, her innate strength, momentary vulnerabilities & yes strength again!ðŸ‘? it’s often said, ‘women are complicated’ ðŸ˜Š well, imagine going through a lifetime of fast paced changes, physically, biologically, emotionally, socially…then realise, just how uncomplicated a ‘woman’ actually makes it all look!!!ðŸ‘?ðŸ˜˜â?¤ï¸? She’s not perfect, but gives it ‘HER’ all, she’s born with a heart of a nurturer, with the ‘Will’ to be a provider. She’s #shakti not for the lack of fear but for owning courage inspite of it!ðŸ‘? She’s a force of nature, that drives the seasons..no matter what the role, resilient until the very end!ðŸ™? Dugga Dugga #HappyWomensDay â?¤ï¸?ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜˜ what a privilege to be born a woman!!! With love & kisses, Alisah, Renée & yours truly!!!ðŸ˜‰ðŸ˜?ðŸ’‹I love you guys!!!
While the celebration of womanhood should not be restricted to a single day in the year, all these wishes and messages are just more proof that without women, everything is incomplete.