5 Reasons Why New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Is A Real Life Manikarnika


Jacinda Ardern standing with her head covered in Hijab was the last thing the world expected to see. Especially the increasingly Muslim-phobic population. But with this simple action, Kiwi's Prime Minister Jacinda became the symbol of peace, solidarity and empathy, after the unfortunate incident of shooting at Christchurch. She made us spare a thought for the hapless victims. And she refused to give the white supremacist terrorist, the one thing he craved for -Publicity.

                                        She told the world to back off and respect women's rights

 Needless to say, we need more world leaders like her. Fearless but wise. And here are 5 reasons why she is our real life Manikarnika 7:

1) Jacinda Ardern inspired thousands to stand in solidarity with the minority community of their country. This when World Leaders across the globe are playing the politics of hatred, suspicion and divisiveness. In such dark times to be a ray of hope is truly commendable.

2) The Prime Minister who shot the gun lobby where it hurts the most. At this point, we don't mean to compare. But can you imagine what a wonderful place the world would be without guns? At least what the United States of America would be if guns were banned there. Well, we did. When Jacinda announced the ban of all military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles in New Zealand. We also wondered why the other Nation heads did not have the courage to do the same. Maybe it needs solid guts, that our Manikarnika Jacinda has.

                                        Jacinda be vociferous of women's rights

3) She told the world to back off and respect women's rights to keeping their child-bearing plans private. What we at Ketchupmoms don't understand is why are a woman's ovaries, an entire neighbourhoods morning cup of gossip? So it was a pleasure watching Jacinda be vociferous of women's rights. Just 7 hours into the job and she was questioned about her motherhood plans. And she hit back saying no one should be asking this question to a female any more than a male. 

4) She fought for and was in favour of the 2013 Marriage Equality Bill. Did you know that she felt really strongly about the LGBT issue? That she left the faith 'Mormon' to which she was born. Simply because of its stance against LGBT issues.

                                         And she refused to give the white supremacist terrorist, the one thing he craved for -Publicity.

5) She is not only the youngest Nation-head in the world but also the second women leader in the world to have given birth in office. She always shares her real struggles about motherhood, about being working parents and the anxiety of balancing both work and motherhood. The most iconic moment from her mom-life has to be the one recorded on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly. We all know Jacinda returned to the top job within six weeks of her delivery. And her partner, TV host Clarke Gayford and her daughter who was still breastfeeding then, often travelled with her. The world warmed up, seeing Jacinda and her 3 months old daughter Neve meeting on the floor of UN, while the PM was speaking there.

Prime Minister Jacinda sums up the struggles of every woman's ambitions vs family life with this statement- 'I've been elected to be prime minister: I need to make sure I fulfil the roles and functions that I have but I'm also desperate to prove to my family that I won't let them down.'

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Comments (11)

Zainab Raazi Posted on Apr 01, 2019

To be honest it’s amaizng you wrote a post for her! Maybe we all should ! It’s amazing the way she has been supportive those who are grieving!

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Shalini R Posted on Mar 29, 2019

She is definitely an inspiration. Guilty as I have never heard of her before. Thanks for sharing her story.

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Auraofthoughts Meenalsonal Posted on Mar 29, 2019

This is so inspiring facts about the New Zealand leading lady. \r\nThe world can be a better world if we get a vision like such leaders.\r\n\r\nCheers \r\nMeenalSonal

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Tina Basu Posted on Mar 29, 2019

Its so goos you shared this. I had no idea about it. She\'s such an inspiring woman. Good to know about her.

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Deepa Shri Rajan Posted on Mar 28, 2019

Such a lovely read. Feeling really motivated and these kinda women is what the society needs . Really love her boldness her responsibility . Vowwww mind blowing

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Nisha Posted on Mar 28, 2019

I really salute her zest, intelligence and courage to serve her nation. She is one string woman the world looks for inspiration. I am her big fan.

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Mrinal Kiran Posted on Mar 28, 2019

Reading this filled my heart with so much warmth! She is indeed a superwoman, not in the sense that she doesn\'t struggle, but in the sense that she has enough courage to face all the struggles! ❤ Sharing this on my WhatsApp!

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Snehal Posted on Mar 28, 2019

That is really awesome. I did not know many good things about her. Truly she is a real-life Manikarnika. :)

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Purva Bhatia Posted on Mar 28, 2019

I agree she is really a her. Didn\'t know a lot of facts about her. It was good reading them here.

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Noorain Posted on Mar 27, 2019

This definitely was one of the most emotional moments for me as i was really hurt with the Christchurch massacre and Jacinda’s gesture melted me! She is truly a wonderful lady!

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Noor Anand Chawla Posted on Mar 27, 2019

It was really lovely to read Ms. Jacinda Ardern’s story. She is an inspiration to not only her countrywomen, but women around the world too.

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