Bollywood’s most fittest actor Anil Kapoor, who was a part of Plan International celebration of the International Day of the Girl 2018 on Thursday talks in length about how girl power has taken our country to the next level. He said that the future of India is bright with more girls taking up positions of power.
Anil stated, “I am confident that with more and more girls taking up positions of power, our country’s future will definitely be bright. This is my 12th year of association with Plan India. I am always eager to lend my support to the cause of gender equality. It is inspiring to see young girls progressing with such confidence and rigor.”
The International Day of the Girl Child (IDG) is celebrated on 11th October and 17 Girl Changemakers from across 10 states stepped into the roles of ambassadors and high commissioners of 17 countries and relayed messages of equality, freedom, and power for girls and young women.
Anil said, “This is such a proud moment for us. It is wonderful to see 17 of our young girls leading from the front and performing their duties with such diligence and responsibility.” The states include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Odisha, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.
Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union to India speaking on behalf of all the 17 Diplomatic Missions said, “Girls Takeovers are a call for a social and political change to tear down the barriers that continue to hold girls back.
“Girls, boys, men and women all have an important role to play in building a society that empowers every member to reach their full potential. The empowerment of women and girls is critical in achieving Sustainable Development Goals, and diplomatic missions in Delhi are proud to participate to this year’s takeover.”