From politicians to celebrities and people across the globe, everyone came together and participated in the interesting initiative, which was kickstarted by a sarpanch in a Haryana village and has now become a worldwide trend after PM Modi's intervention.
From politicians to celebrities and people across the globe, everyone came together and participated in the interesting initiative, which was kickstarted by a sarpanch in a Haryana village and has now become a worldwide trend after PM Modi’s intervention.
What started as a small initiative from Sunil Jaglan, sarpanch of Bibipur village, Haryana, became a worldwide trend when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the interesting #SelfieWithDaughter initiative in the ninth edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme.
After his announcement to support the initiative and share a #SelfiWithDaughter, social media erupted with a huge response. Modi also talked about “Beti Bachao Beti Badhao” initiative which he launched in January to improve the status of women in the country.
I urge all of you, share a #SelfieWithDaughter. Also share a tagline that will encourage ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ : PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 28, 2015
Modi also promised to retweet the Twitter messages with the best tag line and it didn’t take parents from across the world long to post adorable selfies with their daughter to support “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”. Here are some from across the globe –
Dear @narendramodi Thanks for the #SelfieWithDaughter idea. Here’s from Africa.. with lots of love pic.twitter.com/pMUF6nQThP — Nnenna (@nnenna) June 28, 2015
Supporting from Sweden. #SelfieWithDaughter My everything in life. pic.twitter.com/u9y1knYV4M
— SwedishRacing (@Swedish_Racing) June 28, 2015
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and actor Ashish Chowdhary too were not untouched by the craze and posted adorable selfies with their daughters –
And here’s my #SelfieWithDaughter . My Daughter, My Pride! #betibachaobetipadhao pic.twitter.com/csPNDWq1SZ — Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) June 28, 2015
Not just #SelfieWithDaughter but #SelfieWithDaughters! N prouder than just proud! #Touché #SalaraSammah @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/u7tBC2814D
— Ashish Chowdhry (@AshishChowdhry) June 28, 2015
Once the trend picked up, there was no stopping it. Thousands of people contributed to the amazing initiative to make it trend worldwide –
@narendramodi Sir #SelfieWithDaughter on her 1st day to school!!! pic.twitter.com/vG5hHkuDwx — Shazli Ahmed Khan (@ShazliAhmedKhan) June 28, 2015
@narendramodi#SelfieWithDaughter#daughters are the best! pic.twitter.com/Y2bIZhI9Nj
— Siddharth Ganeriwala (@sidaura) June 28, 2015
Here is how it all started.
So what are you waiting for? Be a part of the initiative and spread the word about the importance of the girl child.