Congratulations MRS. DULALI ROY PODDER from West Bengal for being the Finalist of Mrs India International Queen 2021! Let’s know more about her! We interviewed Mrs. Dulali and here are her amazing answers:
Name: Dulali Roy Podder
Profession: Home Maker
Qualification: Master Of Arts
Location: Maldah Town, West Bengal
Strengths: Patience, Resilience, Perseverance
Likes: Straight Forwardness, Honesty, Flexibility, Open Outlooks
Dislikes: Lies & Domination
Tell us about your family.
We have a small loving family of three which includes my husband, son and me. My husband is a Civil Engineer by profession, employed with State Government. My son is 12 years in age. He is studying at Usha Martin School, Malda. He is a computer enthusiast. I am mostly busy with household work and in taking care of my husband and son.
In my free time I like to learn cooking, make-up tips.
Quotes that keep you going, motivates you:
“Nothing can dim the light that shines within you” by Maya Angelou
“It matters more where you are going, rather than where you have started.”
“Life is a journey, don’t be afraid of few bumps on the road” – Dulali Podder Roy
“I was lost in the dark sea once, now I have become a luminous beacon” – Dulali Podder Roy
Achievements/ Anything you are proud of yourself:
I am proud of myself, proud of my struggles, battles and scars. I was born as a fighter. First, I fought the poverty and hardships of life, then I fought provincial outlooks of society, then I fought diabetes, depression and lately covid-19.
I have beaten them all and here I stand strong with my head held high to fulfil my dreams.
What is Women Empowerment according to you?
In my opinion women empowerment is not only limited to Education, Equal Work Opportunity and accepting women’s viewpoint in national and social cause.
It also entails empowering women to make their life decisions. It should begin at home from the day of birth of a girl child. Providing a girl child moral support, emboldening them to speak out their wishes & desires and not letting them feel lesser than a boy, are all constitutes women empowerment.
Message for society:
Domestic Violence is still a taboo topic to talk about in our society. If not in urban India but definitely in rural india. Also, not all the domestic violence is physical, it can be verbal too. Society needs to understand that also. The outlook of society needs to be changed.
I want to relay this message to every parent, “Please do not ignore the silent pleas of your daughter / son by being afraid of society. Talk to them about it. Give them moral support and take a strong stand against domestic violence.”
How will you give back to society after becoming a Queen?
After becoming a Queen, I will definitely create awareness among people and inspire them to live their dreams. I would like to open schools for kids, where moral education will be given the same priority as traditional education.
Given the corruption spree among the educated people, it is time we should focus on inculcating moral values and ethics among our youth.
Currently I am working along with my brother to create financial opportunities for rural and small town women by means of micro industries leveraging on digital platforms & e-commerce sites.
Why have you participated in Mrs India International Queen?
The main reason I have participated in Mrs India International Queen, is to re-assert my worth to myself. To feel relevant in this fast pacing world.
When I was sick and bed ridden, lying on the bed I kept on revisiting my childhood dreams. I prayed to God every day that if I become normal again, I will fulfill my dreams. At least a couple of them if not all, so here I am.
Other than that, I want to share my life story with others. I want to inspire other women who have long suppressed their dreams/desires like I did.
In addition to all above, for the crown. It will provide me the platform to try my luck in the entertainment industry. I need it to become self-sufficient and self-reliant.