Women achievers share stories on PM's Twitter acct

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday marked the International Women’s Day by handing over his Twitter account to seven women who share their lives journey using the Prime Minister’s account.
“Greetings on 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. Through the day, seven women achievers will share their life journeys and perhaps interact with you through my social media accounts,” Modi tweeted under the hashtag “SheInspiresUs”.

Let’s hear the inspiring stories of these women —

Sneha Mohandoss — Contributing to a hunger-free planet

Inspired by her mother, Mohandoss initiated the idea of Foodbank India aimed at eradicating hunger. The 20-chapter strong initiative deals in activities such as mass cooking, cooking marathons, breastfeeding awareness drives.

“I feel empowered when I do what I’m passionate about! I wish to inspire my fellow citizens, especially women to come forward and join hands with me. I urge everyone to feed atleast one needy person and contribute to a hunger free planet,” Mohandoss said.

Feed the needy, Chennai’s Mohandoss tweets on PM’s Twitter handle


Dr Malvika Iyer — Education is indispensable for change

Iyer lost her hands and damaged her legs in a bomb blast. Undeterred, Iyer went on to pursue her doctorate and earned a PhD.

“I believe that education is indispensable for change. We need to sensitize young minds about discriminatory attitudes. We need to show people with disabilities as role models instead of showing them as weak and dependent,” she said. Blast survivor tweets message of courage on PM’s Twitter handle


Arifa — When tradition meets modernity, wonders can happen

Arifa is working towards revival and promotion of traditional crafts of Kashmir, Namda craft. According to her, it is important for women to focus on becoming self-reliant and help other women.

“This gesture by PM Narendra Modi has boosted my morale and it’ll help me to work harder for the betterment of craft as well as the artisans all over Kashmir,” she said.


kalpana Ramesh — Let us be become problem solvers

Ramesh is a conservationist who works towards developing sustainable models to conserve water.

“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,” she said.

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