She was addressing Shakti Parv, a three-day event organised at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) here on the occasion of International Women Day.
"I am optimistic and ambitious that this excitement, passion and celebration is not just limited to a single day. Every day is Womens Day, every day is the day of their power, every day is the festival of humanity wherein women are the centre point," she said.
The information and broadcasting minister also narrated a real life story of a woman in rural Punjab who tried to kill her third daughter by keeping her naked in a chilly winter night due to pressure from her in-laws.
When the young girl did not die, the woman thought if her daughter could fight against her death whole night, why could not she fight against her husband for raising their daughter, Irani said.
The Union minister also released three books namely Rani Lakshmibai, Razia Sultana and 'Prachin Bharat ke Stri Ratna on the occasion.
She also complimented the publications division for bringing out the book on Rani Lakshmibai and Razia Sultana in 13 languages.
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