NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that seven women achievers will share their life journeys and interact with people through his social media accounts on the occasion of Women’s Day and so they did. Here is a look at the seven women who steered one of the most influential social media handles of the world.
- Sneha Mohandoss:
A believer in Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology, Chennai-based social worker Sneha Mohandoss was the first among the seven women achievers to handle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account on International Women’s Day on Sunday. She urged people to feed at least one needy person and stressed on zero wastage of food.
- Malvika Iyer:
The second person handling Prime Minister Modi’s social media account was bomb blast survivor Malvika Iyer.
In her pinned tweet, Iyer, the second woman to handle Modi’s social media account, says, “Say hello to Dr. Malvika Iyer Heart suit. PS: To everyone who’s been curious as to how I type, do you see that bone protruding from my right hand? That’s my one and only ‘extraordinary finger’. I even typed my Ph.D. thesis with it.”
- Arifa Jan:
Kashmiri woman Arifa Jan, who has spun a success story of her own through a revival of the Valley’s ‘Numdah’ handicraft, on Sunday tweeted on Prime Minister Modi’s Twitter handle to emphasize that women should focus on becoming self-reliant and also help other women.
Jan has trained more than 100 women in Kashmir. She has employed 25 Kashmiri artisans and increased the wages of her employees from Rs 175 to Rs 450 per day.
- Kalpana Ramesh:
Kalpana Ramesh, who on Women’s Day became the fourth woman to took over the Prime Minister’s social media accounts, gave a powerful message on water conservation urging people to become water warriors.
Appearing on the Prime Minister’s Twitter handle, as @kalpana_designs, she tweeted, “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 ... Here is how I am doing my bit.”
- Vijaya Pawar:
Vijaya Pawar on Sunday familiarised Indians with the handicrafts of the Banjara community in Maharashtra through Prime Minister Modi’s Twitter handle as the fifth woman achiever handling the Prime Minister’s accounts on International Women’s Day.
- Kalaveti Devi:
The latest to take over Prime Minister Modi’s social media accounts is Kalaveti Devi, a woman mason. She is a driving force behind reducing open defecation in the district of Kanpur. She is responsible for building more than 4,000 toilets in villages in and around Kanpur.
- Bina Devi:
The last one taking charge of Prime Minister Modi’s account was 43-year-old Bina Devi from Munger district of Bihar.
Known as “Mushroom Mahila” for popularising mushroom cultivation, she has been working in the Maoist-affected Belhar block of Munger. Her tireless efforts in the last five years have popularised mushroom cultivation in many villages and helped improve farmers’ economic condition. (IANS)