RTIwala Trending: We are in the era of ‘beti bachao, beti padhao’ but is it really in its execution form? A similar thought does arise when we look at the newspapers and television daily rape cases, female foeticide, girl education, etc. On this National Girl Child Day Special, we tell you how the Indian woman bravely defies all odds to make a mark in the society in the best way imaginable. We proudly salute and welcome our Sheroes for taking the national spirit across the globe.
Today in the society, one basic need is, ‘Education.’ On this National Girl Child Day, we will not hesitate to share the warmth and affection of some of our special ladies: Sushma Swaraj, Indra Nooyi, Barkha Dutt, Sushmita Sen, and Shradha Sharma. These women have proved that they have moved on from small-town stitching centers to the aerospace and sooner will cover almost every corner of the globe.
1] Sushma Swaraj
This lady needs no introduction, at the age of 65, Sushma Swaraj holds a significant role in the nation serving as the Minister of External Affairs of India. She is born on 14th February 1952 in Ambala Cantt, Haryana. A woman in Indian politics who had been former Supreme Court lawyer. One of the most powerful and influential leaders this country has ever seen. A charismatic leader who is known for her strong and assertive statements in the parliament. The US Magzine Wall Street Journal opines her as the ‘India’s Best-Loved Politician’ – She wins admirers by helping citizens abroad.
2] Indira Nooyi
Indira Krishnamurthy Nooyi, another wonder woman of 62, makes her embarking persona in the field of business industry. She was born and brought up in Chennai, India on 28th October and is now as an American resident dealing in the food and beverage sector. She is serving as the Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, the world’s second-largest food and beverage industry. Forbes magazine has entitled her as The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and Fortune magazine has named Nooyi number one in its annual ranking. A highly innovative, energetic and hard working person; known for her refusal to adhere to the conservative norms of the society.
3] Barkha Dutt
Barkha Dutt is a name associated with the media and journalism sector, a prominent figure who emerges out after her reporting on Kargil war 1999. She had won many accolades for her two famous shows We The People and The Buck Stops Here. She has covered the most crucial cases of the Indian history the 2002 Gujrat violence and 2008 Mumbai attacks. She believed in the Uniform Civil Code and expressed her opinion against Triple Talaq and Muslim patriarchy. She has been awarded ‘Padma Shri’ as a civilian honor for her coverage of the 2004 tsunami, by the then Manmohan Singh’s government.
4] Sushmita Sen
The ‘bold and beautiful’ a perfect combination that attires Sushmita Sen personality so perfectly. An inspiration to today’s modern women, Sushmita Sen was the first Indian woman to win the ‘Miss Universe’ title in 1994. Sushmita then moved into Bollywood and is known as an actor who speaks her mind and is not afraid to live life on her terms. At a very young age, she adopted a baby girl in 2000 and again a girl child in 2010. We have only heard of models talking about subjects like girl child adoption and girl education, but this lady proved and is very proud of being a mother of two daughters.
5] Shradha Sharma
Shradha Sharma, one of the most successful women entrepreneurs, was born in Patna on July 6th, 1980. She has served as the Assistant Vice President at CNBC TV18 and is currently the founder, CEO and chief editor of YourStory, a media technology platform for entrepreneurs. YourStory has been described as “India’s biggest and definitive platform for start-ups and entrepreneurs-related stories, news, resources, and research reports.” An enthusiastic entrepreneur who has a zeal for making voices to be heard for the start-ups SMEs.
Women in India have always been honored and respected. Their contribution to society in the whole and to Women, in particular, is invaluable. A woman is an epitome of love, sacrifice, care and ability to nurture life.