Updated: March 8, 2020 2:49:50 pm
In his bid to ignite “motivation in millions”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday signed off from his social media accounts and handed them over to seven women achievers for them to “share their life’s journey” on International Women’s Day.
Greeting all women on Twitter, PM Modi said, “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.”
India has outstanding women achievers in all parts of the nation. These women have 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. #SheInspiresUs
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 8, 2020
He also lauded Indian women achievers across the world saying that their struggles and aspirations motivate millions. India has outstanding women achievers in all parts of the nation, he added. “These women have 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. #SheInspiresUs.”
He had, however, announced his decision of ‘giving up’ social media last Sunday, leaving many shocked. But the day after, he revealed his decision to hand over his social media accounts to inspiring women on Women’s Day.
PM Modi is followed by over 53 million people on Twitter and has 44 followers on Facebook. The stories of women, who are given the opportunity to use his handles for the day, are thus likely to reach a vast pool of audience.
Here are the women achievers who took over PM Modi’s Twitter account today:
Chennai-based Sneha Mohadoss, founder of the non-profit organisation ‘Foodbank India’
<p “width=420″ lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>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. #SheInspiresUs pic.twitter.com/yHBb3ZaI8n— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 8, 2020
President-awardee Malvika Iyer, survived a bomb attack at the age of 13
<p “width=420″ lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>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.
Arifa, Srinagar-based entrepreneur
<p “width=420″ lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>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.
Kalpana Ramesh from Hyderabad
<p “width=420″ lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Be a warrior but of a different kind!
Be a water warrior.
Have you ever thought about water scarcity? Each one of us can collectively act to create a water secure future for our children
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