Mother’s United Moment (MUM) is a forum, conceptualized by
India’s first baby and portrait photographer, Shikha Khanna brings 100 inspiring stories of mothers around the world in a coffee table book called “100 Self-Portraits 100 Dreams”.
The aim of this event is to showcase the courageous journey of mothers and uplift the spirit of motherhood which will encourage the coming generation.
In this book the shutterbug Shikha Khanna has featured moms from different walks of life, she captured the beautiful journey of mothers from the Air Force, the LBGTQ community, Lifestyle coaches, doctors, Scientists, musicians, photographers, and many more. Some of the noted mothers are Olympian & Arjuna Awardee Ashwini Nachappa, Actress, VJ, Home chef Maria Goretti, Visually impaired artiste Shellyann Siddo; Para-Athlete, Padma Shri; Arjuna Awardee Deepa Malik amongst many others.
The Prime minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji has extended his support through a
letter stating. “I am glad to learn that you are bringing out the book ‘100 self-portrait 100 Dream’. In the land of a billion and more dreams. I wish this effort all the success in empowering mothers by catalyzing greater societal support for women and their dreams. In the next 25 years, our Amrit Kal, women are set to play a key role in building a strong and self-reliant India. I am positive that your effort will add strength to the nation’s mission of women-led development.”
Speaking about her initiative Shikha Khanna, Curator of MUM said, “Mother’s United
Moment (MUM) is an initiative to honor mothers as mothers, for balancing their personal and professional life gracefully through a picture story. As a mom, I always felt that the voice of the mother is unheard, however, empowered they are. I wanted to give them a medium to express themselves through their lens and tell their compelling tale in their own words, to encourage other mothers who are grappling and feeling alone.”
“What makes this book different from the rest is the way it captures the essence of
motherhood by self-portrait. Here mothers are visually expressing themselves and their stories.”
MUM is physically bringing together over 100 mothers across the globe in a 3-day event 11th to 13th November 2022 in Pune’s, Oxford Golf Resort to recognize, reward and celebrate motherhood. It will be tough for attendees to choose which session to attend and which one to skip because each one is curated thoughtfully with content that is more engaging than the others.
The 3-day event will see various fund-raising activities like Run for MUM Marathon, Pune tour, film screening, and entertainment programs like Sufi Music night and stand-up acts, and many more. Fund raised will be donated for building sensory room at Sunderji Institute of Special School, which provides a conducive learning environment for neurodiverse childrenwhose educational needs cannot be met within a mainstream setting.
Everyone who wish to attend the events and know more can keep a track via their social
media channels and Website – https://www.mumindia.com/