WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL: LET’S CELEBRATE WOMANHOOD WITH THESE WONDER WOMEN

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Every woman has to go through various hardships in life. But, she stands strong and never gives up. We celebrate womanhood on the occasion of International Women’s Day.  The theme of this auspicious day is ‘An equal world is an enabled world’.

In a male dominating country like India, women have been setting their mark in every field possible. Be it house chores, a CEO, or any other occupation she has been working hard.

Here are a few stories of incredible women:

PRAMODINI ROUL 

Name: Pramodini Roul 

Age: 28

Place: Odisha

Acid attack survivor

Roul was just 17-year-old when she survived an acid attack after rejecting a marriage proposal. The incident took place on May 4, 2009, by a paramilitary jawan, Santosh Vedant Kumar. After which she suffered 80 percent which paralysed half of the body and lost her vision. She was hospitalised numerous times and suffered a coma once.

Even after suffering several traumas she stood still and wanted to change her life. She dreamt of being an IPS officer and now it’s all shattered. Roul, 28-year-old is now a motivational speaker and an activist.

Inputs: Humans of Bombay

REKHA MISHRA 

Name: Rekha Mishra

Age: 35

Place: Mumbai

Indian Police Officer

“I’ve always wanted to join the Police Force; my father served in the Army & was my inspiration,” Rekha said. She was serving at CST to stop kids’ human trafficking. She helped nab a 45-year-old man who had abducted a 15-year-old girl in Goa. From 2015, she has rescued about 950 runaway and trafficked kids.

She still listens to judgments from her relatives that, ‘Women officers aren’t suitable for groundwork.’ At the same time, she receives comments like, “I want to be like you someday.’

She was awarded Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2017 by President Ram Nath Kovind for serving her duty. The 35-year-old who is married has been asked that, “When are you going to have kids?’. She believes that children are not the only things that make you a woman but it’s her ambition.

Inputs: Humans of Bombay  

DR KRITI BHARTI 

Name: Dr Kriti Bharti 

Age: 33

Place: Jodhpur

Indian rehabilitation psychologist 

Her father left her mother even before Kriti was born. But, her mother was asked to remarry after the abortion but the time they decided it was already too late. She said, “After 7 months I was born, fighting for every breath and that was just a beginning. I grew up with taunts from relatives who wanted me dead.”

She was verbally abused and when she was just 10-years-old her relatives poisoned that left Kriti paralyzed. Her mother took her to the best doctors but nothing worked. Kriti said, “My mother took me to an ashram; after 9 months, I learned how to walk again. That day, I decided to not waste time trying to please society.”

She pursued a degree in psychology and soon after she started working with NGOs and also worked for the welfare of women. At 24, she founded Saarthi Trust–to abolish child marriages. They have prevented over 1400 child marriages and have rescued 41 Balika vadhu’s. They have a ‘freedom drives’ which has led 20,000 people to pledge to fight against child marriage.

Inputs: Humans of Bombay  

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