Population Foundation of India in collaboration with Dainik Jagran organized an evening in celebration of women’s empowerment, as embodied in the television and radio series -- Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon. The event saw an enthralling performance by Malini Awasthi, renowned Indian folk singer, who captivated the audience with her voice and songs. She shared anecdotes related to the folk songs and stories that indicated the celebration of a girl child in ancient India, and related it to the messages in the trans media series.
Three Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon Real Heroes were identified from five districts in Bihar based on the year-long outreach activities undertaken by PFI in partnership with NGOs. The three heroes who were felicitated at the event were Usha Devi from Patna rural, Nirma Devi from Gaya and Surabhi Devi from Bhagalpur. Inspired by the series, they have taken positive action in their own life and are also spreading the message on the importance of family planning and women’s empowerment within their communities
Lighting the lamp
Malini Awasthi sang on women's empowerment
Real Heroes Usha Devi from Nadiyawan village in Phulwari block, Patna and Nirma Devi from Batasi village, Barachatti district, Gaya were felicitated at the event. Surbhi Devi from Maheshpur block in Bhagalpur could not attend the event.
Usha Devi from Nadiyawan
Nirma Devi from Batasi village
Real Heroes Usha Devi ( extreme left) and Nirma Devi ( second from left) with the director of ‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ Feroz Abbas Khan (second from right), the series lead character, Meinal who plays the role of Dr Sneha (centre) and the Executive Director of Population Foundation of India, Poonam Muttreja (third from right)
Real Heroes Usha Devi ( extreme left) and Nirma Devi ( second from left)
A section of the audience