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International Women's Day: PM Modi hands over social media handles to 7 women achievers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 March 2020, 11:26 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stated that he is signing off from all his social media handles as he handed them to seven women achievers on International Women’s Day to “share their life journeys”, as he had said last Monday.

“Greetings on International Women’s Day! 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,” Modi tweeted on Sunday.

“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,” he said.

Sneha Mohandoss, the founder of Food Bank India, was the first to tweet from Prime Minister’s twitter account. She shared a video as well to intorduce herself and what she does.

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Her post also appeared on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube accounts of the Prime Minister.

PM Modi, who is one of the most followed leaders on social media in India, had stated that he was thinking of giving up his social media handles and left his followers wondering.

Many of his followers retweeted, replied and questioned his decision and asked him to reconsider.

The very next day he tweeted again to say that he will hand over his social media account to women whose lives and work ‘inspires us’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

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First published: 8 March 2020, 11:26 IST