Congratulations Mrs. Debarati Das Mukherjee from Bangalore for being selected as a finalist of Mrs India International Queen 2024! Let’s know more about her. We interviewed Mrs. Debarati and here are her amazing answers:

Name: Debarati Das Mukherjee

Profession: Banker

Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering

Location: Bangalore

Strengths: Honest, Dedicated, Hard working

Weakness: Emotional, Believing in people easily, Over thinking

Likes: Spending time with my son, listening to music, committed people who have a positive approach towards life

Dislikes: Humiliation, Laziness, Being judgmental

Tell us about your family:

A family is God’s greatest gift to all living being on the earth including human being. Born and brought up in a joint family in Kolkata, I am blessed with such a big family with parents, sister along with my extended family with uncle, aunty, brothers, sister-in-law, nephew and niece.

My soulmate husband is an IT Professional. We are blessed with a six-year-old son. My parent in laws, my husband, my son, and me are staying in Bangalore. My family is my strength and weakness too.

Quotes that keep you going, motivate you:

  • “Take risks in your life, if you win you can lead! If you lose you can guide!”-Swamy Vivekananda
  • “Stand up, be bold, and take the blame on your own shoulders. Do not go about throwing mud at others; for all the faults you suffer from, you are the sole and only cause.”- Swamy Vivekananda
  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I am possible.”- Audrey Hepburn
  • “Happiness is not something readymade it comes from your own actions.”- Dalai Lama
  • “Keep your face always towards the sunshine and the shadow will fall behind you.”- Walt Whitman

Achievements/ Anything you are proud of yourself:

  • My favorite subject is Mathematics. I always loved this subject. I liked to spend more time on this subject than other subjects. In my 12th Board Exam, I scored 181 out of 200 which is 90.50% in 2004. I was the top in the merit list of a prestigious college of Kolkata. I was offered scholarship by the College, and they wanted to reward me suitably. Though I didn’t continue in that college, but it was indeed an achievement as I feel.
  • I was posted in a semi urban branch in Tamil Nadu. Later I was heading the branch that too during covid period. My son was just a two-year-old kid then. It was indeed a struggle period for me. Initially I faced a lot because the main barrier was the language. But I didn’t give up, initially I used to communicate with people with the help of my branch staff. Gradually they accepted me after seeing my efforts to provide banking services to them. Today few are in touch with me. During any visit or meeting I can see their joyous smile on the face, it’s like they are meeting someone who is very close to their heart. This is an achievement which is beyond any reward or recognition.
  • This achievement might seem very insignificant to many, but it has a special place in my heart. Last year my 5 years old son participated in Fancy dress competition in his school and the topic was Best out of waste. I never participated in this type of competition before, not even in my childhood nor I was good enough at craft work in my school days. I worked day and night, making his costume, accessories and prop using waste items simultaneously made him prepare on the topic for the day. Finally, the day came, he performed the way I taught him. He stood first. It was a reward to me and my son’s joint effort.
  • Last but not the least my selection as a finalist in Mrs India International Queen 2024 which is beyond my imagination. This was the first time ever I participated in a pageant and I got selected.

What is Women Empowerment according to you?

Women play a crucial role for the growth of our society. Unless they are empowered, the growth of society won’t be possible in the true sense. Women all over the world struggled a lot to reach to the positions where they stand now, no matter from which country or which economic strata they belong to. Women are equally capable of making significant contributions to their family and to society as a whole. They are reaching heights in all fields such as science, technology, finance, defense, sports, politics, which indeed is remarkable.

Women empowerment means having accessibility to education, opportunities, security, finances etc. so that she can raise her own voice, she can take her own decisions, she can make her own choices in selecting career, marital and social status, she can be herself not ON BEHALF OF HER.

Message for the society:

I feel every child is special. We as a parent should be proud of our kids. We should always support our kids the way they like to be. We should not compare them with others. Just be there besides them, hug and say I LOVE YOU & I AM PROUD OF YOU. It not only boosts their confidence also inculcates positive mindset into them.

How will you give back to society after becoming a Queen?

I feel financial independence is an identity. It gives you confidence and keeps you and your family secured financially. If I become a Queen my primary focus will be helping young girls and women realise the importance of financial security and support them mentally to move forward to achieve their identity.

Why have you participated in Mrs India International Queen?

I wanted to participate in a beauty pageant when I was a teenager. It never happened because my family was very conservative.

Now Mrs India International Queen has no bar for age, shape and size, social status, glow on the face but emphasizes more on the inner strength of a person. I feel this pageant will play a pivotal role in discovering a new ME, who is ready to face the world with more confidence, courage and elegance.