Today is International Women’s Day- a day to celebrate all of womanhood. This is the one day where we need to understand what women go through- their joys and sorrows, their hardships and struggles, their highs and lows. And wish them a happy Women’s Day.
Indian celebrities have also taken to the internet to wish women on this day. Let’s have a look at what they had to say.
Virender Sehwag believes every day is Women’s Day.
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
Suresh Raina is celebrating the diversity of women.
To all the women – you’re unique, you’re special, and you’re empowering!
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Let’s celebrate this #womensday by celebrating the diversity of women. Happy women’s day!
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) March 8, 2018
Akshay Kumar spoke about women’s contribution to the Swacch Bharat campaign.
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
Early morning forward from a friend: Embrace your divine feminine power this #WomensDay
And it works because instantly I am in full Kali Ma mode wanting to stab him with my Trishul
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) March 8, 2018
Happy Women’s Day… To every little girl who believes she can … YES she CAN …!! #womensday
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) March 8, 2018
Here are some other tweets by Indian celebrities:
Happy Women’s day and thank you for making our lives better every single day. #womensday
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) March 8, 2018
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) March 8, 2018
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 8, 2018
Marked #InternationalWomensDay by calling on Home Minister @rajnathsingh in Parliament w/proposal to make #stalking a non-bailable offence. He received it sympathetically &assured me he would consider amending the law accordingly. @TheQuint pic.twitter.com/ylIhQhoujk
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 8, 2018
On #InternationalWomensDay I salute to the power of women, their courage & wonderful achievements. Women in our country today are marching ahead to build a ‘New India’. PM is working hard to bring a mindset change in the nation with schemes like ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. pic.twitter.com/ork1GbKh8G
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 8, 2018
It’s your time. Today. Tomorrow. Forever. ❤️#HappyInternationalWomensDay
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) March 8, 2018
However, there were a few celebrities who feel that Women’s Day has been reduced to a marketing gimmick and not much more.
Happy #WomensDay to all the brands with targetted campaigns telling people that this is the ‘one day’ women need to feel special.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) March 8, 2018
Sadly, the media influences us to love, respect, honor our women for only 1 day in the year.
In my opinion we men require a lifetime and more to pay gratitude just for their sheer presence in our lives. We exist because of them.
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) March 8, 2018
In any case, every day, of every year, is Women’s Day! More power!