Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Here are glimpses from the celebration earlier today.
Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indians. Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 ⠀ Here are some glimpses from the celebrations in Delhi this morning.
Welcomed a very special person...Dinkarbhai Desai, who has taken part in our freedom struggle. India will always be grateful to our freedom fighters for their courage and determination that led to India’s independence.
LA! I can’t wait to see you guys this Saturday at #BeautyconLA | #BeautyconAmbassador 💗 I’ll be sitting down with @moj for my fireside chat at 1:20pm, talking all things global beauty standards, and the responsibility that comes with having a platform. I’m also super excited to let you know that @beautycon is giving 20 of you the chance to meet me at the event! To enter: 1) Make sure you’re following me and @beautycon 2) Use my 10% off promo code when you purchase your Beautycon tickets: PCHOPRA10 **If you’ve already bought your tickets, head over to la.beautycon.com/priyanka/ and send your receipt number. The giveaway will be live through 8/7 at 11:59pm PDT! See you guys soon 💗
The best kind!! An Aydin sandwich.. #babylove
During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers. ⠀ This was the time when I was working for my Party in J&K as well as Himachal Pradesh. ⠀ The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable.
So happy and proud to announce that #TheSkyIsPink is the only film from Asia to have an official selection at The 44th Toronto Film Festival 2019 at the Gala!!! I can't wait to be back this year in the dual role of actor and producer. I hope to see many of you at the world premiere on September 13 in Toronto. Thank you for your continued love and support! Releasing in cinemas Oct 11. Here we go!
A very special friend came to meet me in Parliament today.
Special moments that will be etched in the annals of our glorious history! ⠀ The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science. ⠀ Every Indian is immensely proud today!
Happy big 30 Sid! It has been amazing to witness watching you grow up to be such an incredible guy! Thank you for all the love and the laughs. You are very loved and I’m so proud of you. #bestbrotherever❤️ @siddharthchopra89
#Varanasi’s Virtual Experiential Museum brings to life everything that is special about Kashi- the Ghats, strong link with music, literature, art and spirituality. Glad that I got the opportunity to spend time at the Museum today. Next time you are in Kashi you must visit too!
Truly the happiest people I know. May life be everything you want it to be. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Jonas. ❤️🙌🏽
Had excellent meetings at the G-20 Summit in Osaka. Met various world leaders and discussed a wide range of issues. Together, we will build a better planet.
It’s in the air.. ❤️
Yoga- a passport to health assurance and wellness. Have you made Yoga a part of your routine? If not, what are you waiting for. Here are a few photos from the Yoga Day programme in #Ranchi, #Jharkhand.
Wonderful evening with MP colleagues over dinner. ⠀ Cutting across party lines, we had great conversations through the programme.
That kinda day.. 😍❤️💋😊💏#husbandappreciation
While going through the letters penned by my fellow citizens, I came across this adorable photo album sent by young Vanisha. ⠀ Thank you Vanisha! Such gestures are extremely humbling and I thought I must share this feeling of happiness with you all.
Father’s Day on moms birthday.. it’s almost like dad is here celebrating with us. Don’t need a day to miss and appreciate you dad. I love you. #HappyFathersDay #daddyslilgirl for life
Across all continents, the #YogaDay2019 celebrations have begun with immense fervour. I urge you all to join the Yoga Day programmes in your respective nations and enrich the Yoga programmes with your participation.
Extremely grateful to President Jeenbekov for presenting me a Kalpak, the traditional Kyrgyz hat, a Chapan, a traditional coat from Kyrgyzstan and a Samovar, a container used to heat or boil water. I will cherish these, which are closely associated with the culture of Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬.
A ceremonial welcome in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬.
Home sweet home.. ❤️💋😍
Excellent meetings with President Putin of #Russia and President Xi Jinping of #China on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Bishkek.
Mirror mirror on the wall...@bumble_india kinda day...xoxo
So incredibly humbled. Thank you @unicefusa for honouring me with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in December! My work with @unicef on behalf of all the world's children means everything to me... Here’s to peace freedom and the right to education... #ForEveryChild
And it’s a wrap. This movie is special to me on so many levels. Not just because @roykapurfilms and @rsvpmovies (Sid and ronnie) partnered with me on my first Hindi production.. but also took the chance on me to bring to life a character and a true story that needed to be told. @faroutakhtar you made an amazing co actor all over again with all the laughter and fun!(you were missed tonight) and my amazing @zairawasim_ and @rohitsaraf10 who I’ve made friends for life with! This was the hardest loveliest experience. Thank you @shonalibose_ for your incredibly unique vision. I’m so proud of your faith in me. Thank you so much to Our crew who worked tirelessly for 10 months to make this special piece of cinema. I love you all. ❤️ See u at the pictures!!! 🙏🏽 #skyispink 🍿 🎥
From Tirumala. Prayed to Bhagwan Sri Venkateswara for the well-being of the people of India.
6 years. Seems Like just yesterday we lost you.. I miss you Dad. Inexplicably.
Started the Sri Lanka visit by paying my respect at one of the sites of the horrific Easter Sunday Attack, St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade. ⠀ My heart goes out to the families of the victims and the injured.
The Guruvayur Temple is divine and magnificent. Prayed at this iconic Temple for the progress and prosperity of India.
InStyle, July 2019.
Fashion is such an important part of global culture, often arising from centuries of tradition, and doesn’t go out of style when the seasons change. The ‘Saree’ is one of the most iconic and recognized silhouettes from India. To me, its beauty lies in its versatility, not just in drape and fabric. It embodies elegance, femininity, and power, and I love how I feel when I’m wearing one. I’m so proud to be wearing a @Taruntahiliani saree on @instylemagazine’s July cover! Thank you @laurabrown99 for being such an amazing creative partner, and for sharing some of India’s incredible fashion with the world. #IndianSummer #ProudDesi (Link to the story in bio)
Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel at the Prime Minister’s Office in South Block.
Romeo oh Romeo.. 😍❤️💋 and Ava drew #nightout
Where to next baby? #travelbug or #lovebug 💋😍🐞
First Cabinet meeting. This is a team that will work hard to deliver. In the first meeting itself, we took many decisions for the welfare of farmers, traders and youngsters.
Spent time with my Mother and sought her blessings.
Our only loyalty is to the Constitution and the values enshrined in it.
The best husband ever...A #lambily member’s dream came true...Even though he was busy and we were apart, he made sure I celebrated our one year anniversary with my fave! The incomparable @mariahcarey #Mimi — you were amazing! So lovely meeting you and thank you for the incredible show...you will always be my baby @nickjonas Happy one year love! @fchhara thx for being my date! So fun! #mimi meets mimi wearing @mimi
Thank you to my incredible @unicefethiopia family. I am in awe of your tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of children around the world. You are my true heroes! Keep changing lives and know you are so appreciated! Thank you for an inspiring trip and memories that will last a lifetime. 💜
With one specialist hospital in all of Tigray Region, servicing 90K refugees, health care is scarce. The doctors don’t have advanced medical degrees. The smell of urine and sight of newborn babies laying in the NICU without the most basic resources will haunt me. You can help, visit the link in my bio or visit Unicef.org to donate. @unicef @unicefethiopia #achildisachild #childrenuprooted
Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India.
Having been to other refugee camps around the world, the tension between the host (local) communities and refugee communities is glaring...all because basic resources are divided. But in many parts of Ethiopia, that’s not the case, and in the Tigray region specifically, these two communities are living side by side. What’s even more remarkable, IMO... these kids don’t even realize what coming together (team Ethiopia and team Eritrea) to play a simple game of football stands for, and how something so basic can impart positive change. Human beings, putting their differences aside, and coming together...it’s Humanity. The Ethiopian government has also pledged to integrate high schools, where refugees and locals learn together. They’ve also been issuing birth certificates to refugee children born in Ethiopia, which allows them rights they wouldn’t otherwise have, like getting an education and having better access to services. @unicef @unicefethiopia #achildisachild - to learn more about how you can make a difference, visit link in bio.
...but Ethiopian coffee 🇪🇹🚀☕️🥰 #everything
“My grandmother, who helped me grow even though she had nothing, she did everything she could to send me to school and for me to reach here. I haven’t been able to support her at all and I left her all by herself in Eritrea,” said Simon 16, who arrived in Ethiopia as an unaccompanied minor seeking asylum when he was 14. He never knew his parents. Eritrean refugees account for the one of the largest groups of refugees in Ethiopia, with more than 2,400 being unaccompanied minors. Simon made the journey alone and had to sleep at the border that night. Then, he stayed at the registration center for 2 months before they moved him to the Hitsats Refugee Camp...he’s been there for 2 years and 3 months now, and “life is really good compared to where I was,” he told me. I couldn’t imagine what it was like before. Today, he’s thriving and learning, in the process of getting his refugee status paperwork (which you can only get after 16 hence the delay), with plans to go to university, and the hope of changing his life so he can support his grandmother the way she so selflessly supported him. On top of this, he’s insanely talented - he’s the captain of the football team, a dancer, and a runner. Who knows where his future could take him with a little help. @unicef @unicefethiopia #childrenuprooted #achildisachild Photo credit: @karelprinsloo
Awetash, 6 months, has been in the Stabilization Center since she was 2 months old - she weighed 2.2KG (4.4 Lbs.) Her mother, Alamauou, 28, delivered the baby prematurely due to her own malnutrition, and as a result, was unable to produce breast milk. Awetash’s eyes looking at me bore a hole in my mind. (Her leg, at 6 months old fits into my hand)The thought of any child in the world starving is truly against nature. But since she’s consistently being monitored and fed at the health center, she’s been making great progress and she’s eating highly nutritious therapeutic food to gain weight and energy. Selam Haile, 30, visits the Nutrition Screening Center at the Tselemti woreda refugee camp every week with her daughter Rahwat Afewerki, 10 months. When she started visiting the Center, Rahwat was 6 months and malnourished, but in the past 4 month her health and weight has improved significantly. These are just a few success stories of how these health and nutrition centers help children get the nourishment they need, so that they have the energy to learn, grow, and develop like other children their age. There is inadequate awareness within the community around nutrition, but @unicef and Community Health Workers like Senait Woldegebreil, a refugee who volunteers and goes door to door, are educating new mothers on the importance of nutrition, the signs of malnourishment and proper feeding practices. #achildisachild #childrenuprooted @unicefethiopia
Humbled by the affection. Thank you!
Thank you India!
Abda Abdulaziz, 26, arrived at the Bambasi camp in 2011 seeking refuge from the war in Sudan. Her 5 children were born in this camp and are being raised here, while her husband works as a laborer at a nearby farm - they see each other every two weeks for a few days. She said that if the violence in her country settles, she and her husband may consider going back, but she is not very hopeful that will happen. In the meantime, life in the camp allows her children to have access to an education. I met two of her daughters, Zulfa Ata Ey, 8, and Muzalefa, 10, at the primary school I had visited earlier in the day. Zulfa is at the top of her class and her mom is so proud. While they’re safe and her children are receiving an education, they are still living below the poverty line, and she’s desperate for the most basic supplies...like water, books, and clothes for her children. To donate and learn more about @Unicef’s efforts, visit UNICEF. Link in bio. (PS, the last video...Zulfa playing with my phone.)
This is Hasina (15), she is a 7th grade student who loves to go to school. She used to live with her sister and her husband, and without her knowing, her sisters’ husband was arranging her marriage to one of his friends...she was 12 at the time. One day when the man visited her house to pester her parents to marry her, she escaped to a friends house and the next day went to one of the community-based child’s marriage prevention platforms (alone), which she had heard about at school. She asked herself, if She married now, would she ever go back to school again? Hasina loves learning and wasn’t willing to trade her education or freedom for anything.That gave her the courage to stand up for herself. The community, along with the authorities, stepped in and stopped the marriage. The man was charged. It’s important to understand that it takes an immense amount of courage to go against these cultural “norms” that have existed for centuries. Hasina is a very brave girl. It was so heartening to see the elders in the community learning from the examples these young girls are setting, standing up against child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting. Education gave these girls that perspective. This community is an example of how change is possible. FEMALE RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. To make a difference and learn more about @Unicef’s efforts, visit UNICEF. Link in bio.
At the Bambasi Refugee Camp Primary School there is a shortage of trained teachers, with one teacher for every 89 students. This second grade class is taught by Hubahiro, she is a refugee child who is an 8th grade student at the school...she teaches grades 1-4 in the morning, and in the afternoon attends school to continue her education. Like her mother, who is also a refugee and teacher at the school, she earns a small stipend. When I first met the kids they were extremely introverted and timid. It took a lot of tickles and cuddles to get them to interact with me. Thank you Hubahiro for translating and helping the kids understand that I was a friend. @unicef @unicefethiopia #childrenuprooted
A picture from my recent #Kedarnath visit.
This afternoon I had the honor of meeting Madam President Sahle-Work Zewde, the first female president of Ethiopia. Her fierce commitment to the empowerment and advancement of women is unprecedented. She also has a global perspective for the development of her country - Ethiopia is the second largest host country of refugees in Africa, they’ve taken in just under 1M. She’s pushing for policies that provide people with access to education and other essential needs so they can improve their familial economic situation and hence the economy of Ethiopia. I’m so inspired. @unicef @unicefethiopia #achildisachild #foreverychild
The #Badrinath Temple in #Uttarakhand has an important place in our culture. Joined the Puja at the temple.
Majestic and magnificent. ⠀ Serene and spiritual. ⠀ There is something very special about the Himalayas. ⠀ It is always a humbling experience to return to the mountains. 🏔
Har Har Mahadev! Prayed at Kedarnath.
Clicks during the campaign...took a few photographs of serene Himachal Pradesh during the rally in Mandi today.
This young friend joined our rally at Valmiki Nagar in #Bihar. Met him after the rally and had a delightful interaction. I am happy several youngsters are attending our rallies and supporting us.
India stands with #Odisha. I visited Odisha today and took part in an extensive review meeting to take stock of the damage due to Cyclone Fani and the rehabilitation work. Assured all possible help to the Odisha Government in ensuring normalcy. Also urged Central Government departments to ensure damaged roads and power lines are repaired and farmers get timely crop insurance.
Met this young friend in #Bikaner. He is a superb singer and he also sung a few lines yesterday. Happy to have met him.
Colours of the campaign! I’m travelling all over India and it’s clear India wants NDA yet again.
What struck me about @iamsunnydeol is his humility and deep passion for a better India. We both agree- हिन्दुस्तान जिंदाबाद था, है, और रहेगा!
Filed my nomination for #Varanasi. Happy that valued NDA allies, Cabinet colleagues, Party leaders and lakhs of Karyakartas have come to show support.
On the banks of the Ganga, prayed for India’s peace and prosperity. Glimpses from the magnificent Ganga Aarti in Kashi.
जय मां त्रिपुरा सुंदरी! Feeling blessed after praying at the Tripura Sundari Temple. 🙏🏼
India says - #MainBhiChowkidar.
Blessed moments at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, #Varanasi. हर हर महादेव!
On the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, prayed at the Dholeshwar Mahadev Temple in Gandhinagar. Har Har Mahadev!
Humbled to dedicate to the nation the #NationalWarMemorial. Jai Hind! 🇮🇳
Today is a historic day for #India! Our country will now be home to a #NationalWarMemorial. India pays tributes to all those greats who sacrificed their lives for the nation. Here are some pictures of the Memorial, which will be dedicated to the nation today and the surrounding India Gate area.
Memorable moments at the Holy #Kumbh.
Priceless moments with my wonderful young friends in #Varanasi. Their energy is awe inspiring! Have a look...
Memorable moments with a beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat in rural #Maharashtra. I feel very happy when I see the Government’s flagship healthcare programme positively touching so many lives!
We salute you, brave sons of Mother India. You lived for the nation and served the country with unparalleled valour. We stand in solidarity with the families of those martyred in Pulwama.
Special moments from Vrindavan. Served the 3 billionth meal of the Akshaya Patra foundation. Don’t you think all those who are working towards eradicating hunger are doing an extraordinary service to humanity?
A few days back, I had visited #Dandi in Gujarat. This is the same place from where Bapu challenged our colonial rulers. There’s a wonderful new museum there, as a tribute to the great Satyagrahis. Plan your next trip to Dandi, along the pristine shores, in remembrance of the great people who made India free.
A memorable day in Jammu and Kashmir. Visited Leh, Jammu and Srinagar. Several development works were launched. The state’s scenic beauty is enchanting!