To mark the International Women's Day, handsome hunk of Bollywood John Abraham attended a beauty pageant for visually impaired girls here yesterday. The 'Force 2' star, who was accompanied by Bhagyashree and ace director Subhash Ghai, congratulated the organizers, participants and thanked the audiences and media for being there. "Everyone was a winner for us. Like they always say beauty is from within and not from the outside and these girls have proved both. It's a pleasure and honor to be here," he said at the event. During media interaction, the handsome hunk said, "I really enjoyed being here. We have learned a lot from the contestants today. Such unique events should be organized every year because the enthusiasm with which everyone participated was fantastic." On the special occasion, the 44-year-old also gave out a strong message to all women as he said, "Remember, you all are strong and can live your lives without men." John Abraham is an Indian film actor, producer and a former model who appears in Hindi films. After modeling for numerous advertisements and companies, Abraham made his film debut with Jism (2003), which earned him a Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination. This was followed by his first commercial success, Dhoom (2004). He received two Filmfare Award nominations, for his negative roles in Dhoom, and in Zinda (2006). He later appeared in the major critical success Water (2005). He was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Baabul (2006).