Women’s Day:  Meet The 7 Achievers Who Took Over PM Modi’s Social Media Accounts

PM Narendra Modi | Twitter Source - Sakshi Post

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that seven women achievers will share their lives' journeys and interact with the people through his social media accounts on the occasion of International Women's Day.

"Greetings on the International Women's Day! We salute the spirit and accomplishments of our 'Nari Shakti'. As I'd said a few days ago, I'm signing off. Throughout the day, seven women achievers will share their life journeys and perhaps interact with you through my social media accounts," the Prime Minister tweeted. On March 3, Modi had announced he would give his social media platforms to women to handle on Women's Day.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said that India had outstanding women achievers who had done great work in a wide range of sectors. "Their struggles and aspirations motivate millions. Let us keep celebrating the achievements of such women and learning from them."

The first to tweet from the PM's Twitter handle was Sneha Mohandoss, founder of Food Bank India. "You heard of food for thought. Now, it is time for action and a better future for our poor. Hello, I am @snehamohandoss Inspired by my mother, who instilled the habit of feeding the homeless, I started this initiative called Foodbank India," Mohandoss tweeted, along with a video introducing herself.

The second one President awardee Dr Malvika Iyer, who identifies herself as a disability activist on Twitter, was the next to share her story on PM's handle as she explained how she survived a bomb blast at the age of 13, went on to get a PhD with her family's support. "I survived a gruesome bomb blast at the age of 13 that blew off my hands and severely damaged my legs. Yet, I worked and went on to get my PhD," read a tweet by Malvika Iyer with the hashtag "#SheInspiresUs".

"Acceptance is the greatest reward we can give to ourselves. We can't control our lives but we surely can control our attitude towards life. At the end of the day, it is how we survive our challenges that matters most," read one of the posts that she put out from PM Modi's handle.

The third to tweet was a Srinagar-based woman enterpreneur's story followed next. "I always dreamt of reviving the traditional crafts of Kashmir because this is a means to empower local women. I saw the condition of women artisans and so I began working to revise Namda craft," read a tweet by Arifa, who says she wants to create jobs in Kashmir.

The fourth person -Hyderabad's Kalpana Ramesh, an architect by profession and a TedX Speaker, shared how she is working towards creating "a water secure future" for the next generation. "Small efforts can make a big impact. Water is a valuable inheritance we got. Lets not deprive our next generations. Contribute by using water responsibly, harvesting rainwater, saving lakes, recycling used water and creating awareness," her tweet read.

The fifth woman to take over PM's social media account was Vijaya Pawar, an artisan from Banjara community of rural Maharashtra. "You have heard about handicrafts from different parts of India. My fellow Indians, I present to you handicrafts of the Banjara community in rural Maharashtra. I have been working on this for the last 2 decades and have been assisted by a thousand more women," she wrote.

The sixt woman Kalavati from Kanpur shared how she collected funds to stop open defecation, encourage cleanliness in her neighbourhood.

The seventh woman to handle PM's social media account was Veena Devi. She shared how hard work helped her earn respect, recognition and the position of Sarpanch in Bihar's Munger village.

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