Smriti Irani takes to Instagram to share new picture with important quote by a German philosopher

Updated: Jun 28, 2020, 12:59 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Union Minister Smriti Irani quotes German philosopher Meister Eckhart to share an important message with her followers

Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani
Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani

Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani has been making the most of the lockdown period at home by sharing sharing throwback pictures, witty memes and inspirational posts on social media. On Saturday, the Amethi MP took to Instagram to share a candid picture of herself with a thoughtful quote.

The 44-year-old minister while sharing her picture, quoted German philosopher Meister Eckhart and wrote, "What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action - Meister Eckhart." The BJP leader ended her caption with a red heart emoticon.

In the picture, Smriti Irani can be seen fixing her hair with a clip. The Union Textile Minister looked elegant in a multi-coloured embroidered saree which she paired with a red and maroon shawl. Since being shared online, the post has garnered over 50,000 likes and still counting.

A collage of Smriti Irani's Instagram stories

Several users including Bollywood celebrities Neena Gupta, Mandira Bedi and Sonam Kapoor liked the post while Twinkle Khanna and Manish Malhotra commented with red heart emoticons. The actor-turned-politician also added some Instagram stories to keep her followers updated during the global pandemic.

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Appreciation Post for my friend Smriti Irani who started off not winning Miss India but went on to become a household name. This is for people who think that success comes is tough, it is hard but it comes to all those who work hard. Smriti became a household name, today is a minister. Her whole persona has changed into a powerful yet humble politician. But when she started off, she was a meek, shy, simple girl who had walked into Balaji...and we knew her smile would win hearts. Recently, a colleague of hers, who hasn't worked with her, called her up for help, she immediately helped that person. That shows, even today she maintains relations with people who were working with her once. This humility and this attachment to her roots, makes her a fantastic person. So proud of you my friend! @smritiiraniofficial

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Meanwhile, Ekta Kapoor got nostalgic and shared a throwback clip of the BJP leader which definitely cannot be missed. Sharing a throwback video from the Miss India 1998 pageant Ekta Kapoor wrote an appreciation post talking about Irani's struggles, how she became a household name after her character in a television soap and then went on to become a successful politician.

In the video, a young and vibrant Smriti Irani can be seen introducing herself at the 1998 Miss India competition as she talks about her passion for adventure sports and English literature. She also tells about her interest in politics. Responding to Kapoor's appreciation post, Irani commented with a folded hands emoticon.

Irani has been urging people to stay safe and maintain social distancing while sharing important life lessons and motivational posts on social media amid the COVID crisis.

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