Shikha Khanna (Photo Credit: News Nation)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits his mother frequently and asks for her blessings. The nation has frequently witnessed him break down in tears when speaking about his mother. Prime Minister Modi recently endorsed Mothers United Moment as well. Shikha Khanna, India's first newborn and portrait photographer, created the Mother's United Moment (MUM) forum with the goal of collecting 100 motivational tales from moms all over the world for a coffee table book titled "100 Self-Portraits 100 Dreams." The purpose of the event is to inspire the next generation by showcasing moms' bravery and elevating the spirit of motherhood. PM Narendra Modi has expressed his support in a letter that reads as follows “I am glad to learn that you are bringing out the book '100 Self-Portraits 100 Dreams' In the land of a billion and more dreams. I wish this effort all the success in empowering mothers by catalyzing greater societal support for women and their dreams. In the next 25 years, our Amrit Kal, women are set to play a key role in building a strong and self-reliant India. I am positive that your effort will add strength to the nation’s mission of women-led development.” The photographer Shikha Khanna has included mothers from a variety of professions in this book.
RELATEDRELATEDShe has beautifully portrayed the journeys of mothers from the Air Force, the LBGTQ community, lifestyle coaches, physicians, scientists, singers, photographers, and many more professions. Olympic athlete and Arjuna Award recipient Ashwini Nachappa, actress and VJ Maria Goretti, visually impaired artist Shellyann Siddo, and para-athlete Deepa Malik are just a few of the notable mothers. Introducing her initiative MUM's curator, Shikha Khanna, stated: "Mother's United Moment (MUM) is an initiative to commemorate moms as mothers, for gracefully combining their personal and professional life. In order to support other mothers who are struggling and feeling alone, I wanted to provide them with a platform where they could express themselves through their lens and share their riveting story in their own words. In order to honour, praise, and celebrate motherhood, MUM is also physically bringing together over 100 women from all over the world in Pune's Oxford Golf Resort from November 11–13, 2022.