All the National & regional Newspapers has carried today the news of Manushi Chhillar winning the coveted Miss World Title. She is the 6th Indian to be crowned Miss World. But very few have detailed the answer that powered her to this prestigious title …In the final round, Manushi was asked, which profession according to her deserves the highest salary?

And the answer that won her the crown was out of the world. “I think a mother deserves the highest respect and when you talk about salary it’s not always about cash but I feel it’s the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life. All mothers sacrifice for their kids. So I think it is the job of the mother that deserves the highest salary.”

This answer was enough to win her the crown and depict the power of womanhood.

Incidentally, Manushi belongs to Sonipat, a district town in Haryana bordering Delhi and that is known for conservative approach towards women in particular. But her feat has certainly put the Sonipat in world map and opened up a new path for the future generations of her city.When we talk about womanhood, women empowerment and equal rights, crowns like this certainly give massive boost to these powerful words and motivate people to respect women.

Being a wildlife lover, I have seen the women power in animal kingdom and Avian life, which is imposingly evident and could be replicated in our lives as well.

A male Peacock is one of the most beautiful and largest flying birds of the avian world, but does not have the choice of choosing his partner. The Power to choose partner in the avian world belong to the peahen. She decides with whom she would mate and have off springs.

The peahen after deciding the male partner with whom she would like to mate offers herself by sitting on the ground and after the courtship is over, she goes off to lay eggs and raises the off springs herself. I had been closely following Peacock for almost three years now on a day-today basis and have witnessed their activities including mating very closely. My proximity resulted in Peahens giving me chance to shoot the most secret moments and those I would like to share with you all, which is a story of female domination as far as their reproduction is concerned.

I salute the womanhood, the initiative, struggle, hard work, talent and courage of the women.These events coincide with the Birth Centenary of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi known for her courage and indomitable personality ‘The First Lady of Indian Politics’.

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.