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For state’s ‘first lady’, trolls are not worth her time

Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a luxury and lifestyle exhibition in on Friday.

pune Updated: Sep 01, 2018 17:38 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
Amruta Fadnavis,Devendra Fadnavis,Pune
Amruta Fadnavis, wife of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, was at an event at the Westin hotel in Pune on Friday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)

PUNE: I generally advise him to take appropriate action for constructive criticism. And, he tries to give solutions by inclusive discussion,” said Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis. She was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the 8th Conture luxury and lifestyle exhibition at Hotel Westin on Friday.

She spoke about how it feels to be in the public eye and being open to criticism at all times, both online and offline. “People are free to express their opinions and views on public platforms, and more often than not,criticisms are bound to come, which includes trolling. But, while I judge criticisms on two scales, constructive and destructive and pay attention to the former only, the trolling part is not worth my time. I chose to ignore them. However, in extreme cases when these become more abusive and threatening, one can always seek help of the cyber laws,” she said. Couture has been enabling budding designers, startups and entrepreneurs in the world of fashion, to exhibit their collections on a large platform.

Vandana Chavan, MP, Rajya Sabha and Madhuri Misal, BJP, MLA were also present at the event. “Women empowerment is not just a big word, it is an outcome of active participation by men and women equally. I believe that empowered women empower women, and so, through several initiatives, the empowered section should come up to facilitate opportunities. It is through education and value system that we can change the scenario,” said Fadnavis.

Taking about beauty, Vandana Chavan said, “Beauty is important, both inside and outside. But, it is the confidence that shines through. It is that confidence and positive attitude that should reflect, not just great clothes.”

First Published: Sep 01, 2018 17:38 IST