Priyanka Chopra, who is UNICEF goodwill ambassador, attended an event in Delhi, organised to discuss how we can improve the health of women, children and adolescents. The Quantico actress made some important points during the seminar. Here are 10 that everyone should read. Priyanka Chopra, who has been shooting in different parts of Ireland for the third season of her popular show Quantico, landed in Delhi only for a 16-hour period to attend an event organised by The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health. At the event, Priyanka, who was dressed in a wide-leg blue jumpsuit, was on a panel with Health Minister JP Nadda, and a few others, to discuss how can the health of women, children, and adolescents be improved.
Priyanka, who was excited to be in India even if for a short period (she posted her feelings on Instagram), often makes her opinions vocal, especially when the subject revolves around women and their rights. Even at the Delhi event, the UNICEF goodwill ambassador made several pertinent points around the topic of women empowerment and equality, which resonated with the audiences. Just in case you want to get the gist of her speech, here are 10 statements made by the actress that garnered maximum applause.
1) “My mom told me right from when I was 12, that you should be financially independent. Every girl and woman needs to be financially independent."
2) “Girls are not allowed aspirations, we need to change that.”
3) “Giving an opportunity to girls to 'dream big' is critical for their empowerment and for achieving sustainable development goals.”
4) “Tiny little things we say like, ‘ladkiyan paraya dhan hoti hain’, need to change and we need to give girls the same opportunities if they have to be healthy and succeed.”
5) “Girls can do it. The world is their oyster. They can get to school and they can dream.”
6) “It starts at home. It starts with the parents. If I can sit here and have the platform to talk about the girl child, so can you.”
7) “Every girl should be educated and empowered. We all have a collective responsibility.”
8) "I came from a very privileged background, and I don't mean wealth. I mean my parents asked my opinions."
9) “Let's tell the boys in our families to start respecting the girl child. Let's empower our girl child for meeting the sustainable development goals."
10) “We need to give girls the same opportunities as boys if we want them to be healthy and successful.”