Union Minister Smriti Irani took to Instagram on Saturday to share a heartwarming video, introducing her followers to Nisha Yadav – a lawyer and model from Rajasthan. Ms Irani was at the Lakme Fashion Week 2019 in Mumbai to launch the Su.Re (sustainability resolution) project by the Textile Ministry when she met Ms Yadav. In the video, she spoke about the success Ms Yadav found after struggling and working hard for it.
“There is something special about Nisha,” Ms Irani says in the video, talking in Hindi. “She is not just a model, she has also completed her second year of law from Rajasthan University and is now in her third year. She is currently practicing in Delhi and also walking the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week.”
In the video, Ms Irani also revealed that Ms Yadav walked 6 kms every day to reach school.
Tragically, her father asked her to leave home after she refused to marry at a young age. Her sisters, who supported her, were also asked to leave.
“Things are fine now. He has accepted us,” a visibly emotional Ms Yadav says in the video. She then reveals that her four sisters have also found success in life – one is an IAS officer, another in police, the third one is a software engineer while the fourth is a professor.
“Iska matlab betiyon ki shaadi tab jab padhai puri ho, jab balik hon aur jab unki ichcha ho (Get your daughters married when they have completed their education, are adults and when they want to get married),” says Ms Irani.
“There is a story behind many faces at the Lakme Fashion Week. You see the glamour, you see the glory. They also hide a lot of tears,” she adds while concluding the video.