On Chhoti Diwali, Union Minister Smriti Irani shared a delightful festive selfie on Instagram featuring prominent colleagues Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food, Public Distribution, and Textiles.
In the accompanying caption, Irani humorously remarked, “Did someone say 70-hour week? #whenworkisworship.” The caption playfully references a famous statement by Narayana Murthy, Infosys co-founder, emphasizing the dedication required for a ’70-hour work week.’ Irani’s witty remark not only adds humor but also acknowledges the demanding nature of their roles. The post has already garnered over 5k likes and numerous reactions, with many extending Diwali wishes to the ministers.
The selfie captures a candid moment among the ministers during the festive season, offering a glimpse into their shared commitment to their responsibilities.
As the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani holds a significant role in the government, and the selfie reflects a sense of camaraderie among the leaders despite their busy schedules. The lighthearted caption also underscores the importance of finding joy and humor even in the midst of challenging workweeks.
This festive snapshot not only showcases the festive spirit among the ministers but also highlights their dedication to public service. It resonates with the idea that work, even in demanding roles, can be a form of worship, echoing Narayana Murthy’s sentiment in a playful and celebratory manner. The selfie becomes a symbol of unity and shared commitment, portraying the human side of political leaders during the festival of lights.
Repurposed article originally published in the India Today