Former US first lady Hillary Clinton came to India to attend the wedding celebrations of Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani and Ajay and Swati Piramal's son Anand Piramal. Following the pre-wedding celebrations, the former US first lady was spotted attending an event at Ahmedabad with ace designer Anita Dongre on Tuesday, December 11.
Clinton accompanied by Dongre reportedly visited the Self Employed Women's Association, a trade union based out in Ahmedabad that promotes the rights of low-income, independently-employed female workers. The former US Secretary of State reportedly interacted with the women working at the trade union and inspire, motivate and praised them.
The designer confirmed the same on a social media post where she shared pictures and videos from the meeting. In the post, Anita wrote, "It was a privilege for me to have been a part of such a special evening with the former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and the women members of SEWA. The women were filled with enthusiasm in having a global powerhouse and woman champion amidst them; who took the time to inspire, motivate and applaud them. She heard all the game-changing stories of these courageous women, it was heart-warming to see her relentless support and encouragement to help the women of SEWA achieve economic empowerment and independence"
In the first picture shared by the designer can be seen having a conversation with Hillary Clinton, and the leader of SEWA Reemaben. Again in the second picture, she can be seen posing with Elaben the woman behind Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).
Giving out details about SEWA, Anita in her post further stated, "Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), today has over 250,000 members. Elaben has empowered over 17 lakh women in the last 4 decades, to take control of their lives and become self-reliant. She is a powerhouse, even at the age of 85. Her strength, simplicity, and humility as a leader are awe-inspiring."
Dongre also shared a video where the former US first lady can be heard praising her for her achievements overseas.
Here's the post:
Hillary Clinton was spotted arriving in Udaipur on Saturday, December 8, where she attended the pre-wedding celebrations of Isha and Anand's wedding. Following the same, she was also seen enjoying a stroll through the Swadesh Bazaar along with bride-to-be Isha Ambani and her mother Nita Ambani ahead of the Sangeet celebrations. She posed with several Bollywood stars and in fact, also grooved to the Bollywood numbers at the Sangeet ceremony.