MUMBAI: Actor and film producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas took to social media to applaud the 15 women who were a part of the first Constituent Assembly of India and contributed in drafting the Indian Constitution.
The actor shared the photos of iconic women such as Annie Mascarene, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Kamla Chaudhry, Hansa Jivraj Mehta, Sarojini Naidu, Sucheta Kriplani, Begum Aizaz Rasul, Renuka Ray, Ammu Swaminathan, Malati Chaudhary and Rajkumari Amrit Kaur on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day of India.
Sharing the photos, the actor talked about reading and researching about women in governance in different parts of the world, and hailed the importance of women in leadership roles.
Priyanka also wrote that understanding the importance of women in leadership positions has been insightful and underlined the impact that women leaders have on the countries and communities they are a part of.
Priyanka Chopra further wrote, "Did you know that there were 15 women in the first Constituent Assembly of India and that they helped draft the Constitution of India? So inspiring and also an apt day to celebrate the effort of all those who helped build the fundamental principles of India. Happy Republic Day."
The actor, who is currently living in the United States of America, talked about the new American Vice-President Kamala Harris and other women in governance on Stephen Colbert's show. She also spoke about India's history of women leaders. She said, "It was such an emotional moment for a lot of my friends and family but coming from a country like India which has seen several women in governance, from Prime Minister to Presidents…I would say, welcome to the club America. This is what governance should look like, and leadership looks amazing especially when it is diverse and is reflective of what the world really looks like."
Priyanka Chopra was last seen in Ramin Bahrani directed The White Tiger along with Rajkumar Rao and Adarsh Gourav. She will also be seen in the upcoming mini-series titled Citadel.
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