Prime Minister Narendra Modi devised a unique way to celebrate International Women’s Day this year -- much to the shock of netizens, he had anounced that he would give up social media. Calming nerves, PM Modi later revealed, "This Women's Day, I will give away my social media accounts to women whose life and work inspire us." Starting a campaign called #SheInspiresUs, the prime minister asked people to share stories of women who inspire them and the selected few will feature on his social media accounts on Women’s Day.
PM Modi has already given wings to many women in the country who have aspired to be successful entrepreneurs. From financial stability to education, he has helped towards making women empowered in their fields. Today, women lead the way when it comes to taking the country forward.
As everyone gears up to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, India TV talks about a few women who have excelled in their work with the help of the campaigns started by the government and are continuously working towards making the country a better place.
SOme examples cited - by helping to open a socks industry in the Women Industrial Park in Gujrat, Government has worked as a catalyst in making those women stand on their feet. On the other hand, women like Gulnaaz Lahori, who gave up her job and started an LED bulb industry, Bhavni Mehta who opened her publishing start-up and many more took advantage of the schemes and turned into entrepreneurs. Gujrat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council has also been working for the benefit of the women. It has given a push to the women who have the ability to convert their dreams into reality.
Women's Day 2020 Theme
The theme for International Women's Day (8 March) this year, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.
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