A lot is being said to support and empower young girls these days and the importance of establishing the concept of female mentors for female students. After all, when you empower girls, they say, you are raising the quality of life for everyone. It is these very girls that will lead children by example, lead businesses, lead communities and even lead the country one day. The World over, females are feeling increasingly disillusioned owing to the turn of events on the political front but I believe this is the time to stay positive, all the more. Here is a self- written note to these very girls who look up to us for guidance and motivation. (Some snippets have been taken from my recent speech at an all-girls school assembly)
Don’t worry. We have got your back. We are there for you! We are there to provide you clarity when all seems ambiguous; we are there to encourage your ambition when success seems improbable. We are there to empower your confidence when unsurety and insecurity surrounds you. And, we will always be there for you.
Whether you cover your head or not, whether you belong to this side of the wall or the other, whether you are a native or an immigrant, whether your skin color is different from ours or not, it doesn’t matter to us and we promise, it never will. We hope to inspire you and motivate you just the way you are. We want to be your role models and, your mentors. We believe that you girls are beautiful, yes, each one of you. You are smarter, more globally aware and more techno-savvy than we ever were. You are compassionate. You are capable. No matter how negative, the situation seems today there will always be hope for a brighter tomorrow. Never stop hoping. Never stop trying. The world needs you to keep trying. We need you to keep trying Good things have happened before and there is no reason why good things cannot happen again. They will. Let no one tell you what you can and cannot do. You have the power to rise above all challenges and crush all stereo- types and biases that rise against you and against us. You have the power to change the world. And when you do all this, you will find us smiling cheering for you & inwardly feeling proud, knowing that we had something to do with it!’