India's first-ever Miss Universe, actor, entrepreneur and also, mother of two beautiful daughters, Sushmita Sen is an inspiration to women across the globe. 

Source: hdwallpapers

Having raised two her adopted daughters as a single parent, she's not just vocal about the rights of the girl-child but has actually done a lot for the cause herself.

Source: pinkvilla

A few years ago, Sushmita made an impassioned speech after walking the ramp for designer Manish Malhotra's show - 'Empowerment Of The Girl Child' Save & Empower the Girl Child. 

And thankfully, the speech has gone viral, yet again, showing Sushmita make a humble plea to empower the girl child and give her the rightful place she duly deserves.

Here are 11 excerpts from her speech which will help you change "one opinion, one thought".

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

You can watch the full video here: