International Women’s Day: Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt Lead Messages On Twitter

International Women’s Day, which is celebrated across the world on March 8, is a day when the ‘unsung sheroes’ are recognized for their social, economic, political and cultural achievements. It is an event held around the world to commemorate the struggle for women’s rights.

And on this occasion while various organisations and individuals are celebrating the spirit of womanhood and acknowledging the efforts of females in bringing about change, be it at workplace or otherwise, for being a pillar of strength and an inspiration, celebrities, cricketers, politicians and people from different walks of life have taken to Twitter to salute the women of today.

Here’s what they wrote:

Shah Rukh Khan, the Badshah of Bollywood had a sweet message on Women’s Day. He wrote, “Hold her hand so that she can lead you. Happy Women’s Day (sic).”

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi took to Twitter to give out a strong message. He wrote, “I refuse to accept every custom, tradition, practice, law, culture or religion that is repressive and discriminatory to women. #womensday (sic).”

“Every man needs a woman when he is in trouble , because just like the game of chess , the Queen protects the king. #womensday (sic),” wrote Mohammad Kaif.

“We’ve come a long way but still have miles to go. Celebrating past achievements, let us march towards a glorious future – Happy #WomensDay (sic),” wrote Smriti Irani on Twitter.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje too took to social media to wish International Women’s day to all. She wrote, “To all the wonderful, powerful, talented, tough, smart, incredible women out there – wishing you the very best! #BeBoldForChange #womensday (sic).”

Actress Alia Bhatt summed up her wish with a beautiful quote. She wrote, “Launching the #WomensDay emoticon & summing it up with my fav quote, Let her sleep for when she wakes, she will move mountains. G’night (sic).”

In 1977, the UN adopted March 8 as the International Women’s Day and since then it celebrates women’s rights and world peace.

First Published: March 8, 2017, 12:13 PM IST