A Ray of Positivity
Shelly Maheshwari Gupta believes that positive thinking and will power alone can manifest miracles in your life.
The founder of the Empress Universe, Shelly Maheshwari Gupta, is a role model for our generation. Born in Kanpur to a family of entrepreneurs, she worked hard from humble beginnings to get to where she is today. It is her drive and single-minded commitment to her beliefs that allowed her to excel in every field she chose. For Shelly, the way to success lies in keeping one’s heart free of negativity and mind fixed on positive outcomes. This allows opportunities, connections and information to pour into our lives, leading us to happiness. By sheer will power, dreams and undying passion- Shelly built herself an empire that she now wishes to share with the world.
Women and Girl’s Education in India
If you were born in a big European city you might not even realize that there is such problem as illiteracy, or not even understand why is that even a problem. This is why such people as Shelly Gupta, Mrs India 2017, need to gain global attention and should be heard by wide audiences. A domestically recognized celebrity is a propagator of women’s and girls’ education in India. Millions of adults, most of them women, in countries such as India lack not only university degrees- such an uncommon thing in Berlin or Paris- but also basic education. Therefore they have very little influence over their own lives, are bound to remain in poverty, many of they will be married off while underage, commit crimes or raise next generations who will reproduce the same patterns.
It is not only the women, but whole societies who lose in that configuration. Shelly Gupta argues that women are at the forefront of the society: they set examples, bore and raise children and protect the harmony of our world. They comprise half of the society, contribute to Gross National Incomes and they should get recognition for their work and effort at the same level men do. Illiteracy, after all, “Hinders economic and social progress: Illiteracy greatly inhibits the economic and social progress of an individual as well as that of the country.”. Shelly Gupta, an Indian celebrity who obtained a Master Degree in psychology, understands the problem very well. Woman are rightful members of society and they will contribute to the development of the society and economy as soon as they gain access to their basic right: education.
Meanwhile, app. 68% if woman in India are illiterate (2015). The number is shockingly high, but not as shocking as the fact, that within 15 years it only has dropped by 26 %. The authorities put an effort into decreasing the numbers of members of the society who won’t contribute to the development of their country: measures needed were simple. Providing rural schools with separate toilets for girls and boys dramatically increased the numbers of girls continuing education beyond adolescence. There is number of ways in which India’s government can promote free education for all, including raising awareness among people of the importance of schooling and of the importance of gender equality. It seems, that the way leading to impressive, instead of shocking results will be long and painful, but if such people as Shelly Gupta are promoted, this might not be the case.