While all of us are finally enjoying our weekend (except me, of course), Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are finally set to tie the knot today.
We have our own representing our country at the wedding, and no, I’m not talking about Priyanka Chopra.
Of course, we all know how tight Meghan and she are, and PeeCee makes us proud wherever she goes around the globe, but the women I’m talking about are rooting for a different cause altogether.
According to TOI, three women, out of which two hail from the slums in Mumbai, have been invited to attend the grand affair. Suhani Jalota, 23, is the founder of Myna Mahila Foundation, an NGO which manufactures and provides sanitary napkins to women in the slums of Mumbai at extremely cheap prices.
Remember I had mentioned about #meghanmarkle spotted at the Mumbai airport on my handle but that time I was not sure why she was here. It was to meet her friend @suhani.jalota and support her charity @mynamahila in Govandi. Infact proceeds from the marriage would be going to this charity. #royalmarriage
Jalota is accompanied by two of her employees, Archana Ambre, 25, and Deborah Das, 31, who had never stepped on an airplane before this. It’s literally like a dream come true for these women.
The women are accompanied by the NGO’s UK volunteer, Imogen Mansfield.
One of them didn’t even have a passport when she received an invitation to the wedding with her name printed in gold.
Meghan visited the NGO last year and was extremely impressed with the efficiency of the women and the cause.
Suhani Jalota had some kinds words to say about Meghan Markle.
Meghan is sincere and well-researched. When she came to see us, she did not just talk about women’s empowerment because it was trendy. She knew her stuff.
The NGO is also the only non-UK charity that is included in the list of charities the Royal couple has chosen for their guests to donate money to, instead of gifts.
Jalota also spoke to Vogue about her plans to wear a Raw Mango sari, even though the wedding theme is day dress and hat. When asked why, the designer who was assigned to the task said,
The sari is a symbol that is rooted in culture, heritage and history; and with a diverse use of colour, textile and motifs, the saris will showcase India’s diversity.”
More power to you, girls!