The Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to newly-crowned Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar about the importance of medical education and the need to improve its quality in India. Manushi is actually a student of medicine which made them go deep into the discussion.
During the meeting with PM, Manushi’s family were also present. Mitra Basu Chhillar after the meeting told the media that PM had praised the young medical student and said, “Beti ne Bharat ka Naam Roshan Kiya hai (Our daughter has made India proud).”
According to Mitra Basu, Manushi who earlier this year won the fbb Colors FeminaMiss Indiatitle explained the PM that her success was possible because the country had given her so much.
She also talked about the campaign for menstrual hygiene, Project Shakti, that she has been working on and explained her wish to work for the nation.
She gave surety to the PM that she would definitely work towards taking her vision forward in the coming time. Manushi was accompanied by her parents, grandparents, brother, and sister. They all were quite impressed by Modi’s words of encouragement and assurance.
“The PM also felt Manushi’s win and her vision would have a positive impact on medical education,” Mitra Basu said.
After the meeting, Modi tweeted: ‘Met @ManushiChhillar and her family today. Congratulated her on her accomplishment.’ Vineet Jain who is the managing director of The Times of India Group, which owns the Femina magazine and the beauty pageant, was also present at the meeting.
As Miss World, Manushi is assumed to be busy with the responsibilities of the pageant throughout this year but the PM has asked her to also show her energy on helping the country. “He assured us that if ever Manushi needs the help of the Prime Minister’s Office in her work, she should reach out to the PM,” her father said.