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International Women's Day: Meet seven women who will tweet from PM Modi's account [Video]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 March 2020, 13:39 IST

Seven women achievers from on all parts of the country have taken over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s social media handles today as the share their journey to commemorate International Women’s Day and motivate people.

This comes after PM Modi announced that he was "thinking of giving up my social media accounts". "This Women's Day, I will give away my social media accounts to women whose life & work inspire us. This will help them ignite motivation in millions. Are you such a woman or do you know such inspiring women? Share such stories using #SheInspiresUs" (sic)," he posted on Tuesday.

He sent out whishes on Women’s Day and wrote, "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."

Sneha Mohandoss, founder of ‘Foodbank India’ was the first person to share her story. "You heard of food for thought. Now, it is time for action and a better future for our poor. Hello, I am Sneha Mohandoss Inspired by my mother, who instilled the habit of feeding the homeless, I started this initiative called Foodbank India," she tweeted.

"I'm using the PM's handle to spread awareness on the need to remove hunger. Will you and others help me?" another post read.

A number of social media users thought highly of Sneha’s initiative to help those in need.

President awardee Dr Malvika Iyer, who identifies herself as a disability activist, was the next to share her journey as she elucidated how she pulled through a bomb blast at the age of 13, went to earn a PhD with the support of her family. "I survived a gruesome bomb blast at the age of 13 that blew off my hands and severely damaged my legs. Yet, I worked and went on to get my PhD," Malvika Iyer wrote with the hashtag #SheInspiresUs.

"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," read one of the posts that she put out from PM Modi's handle.

A women enterpreneur from Srinagar was next to share her story. "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," read a tweet by Arifa, who says she wants to generate employment in Kashmir.

"When tradition meets modernity, wonders can happen," Arifa tweeted from PM Modi's handle, adding that her "first business activity was participating in an exhibition of handmade items in New Delhi".

Four more women will be sharing their stories through the day on PM Modi’s account.

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First published: 8 March 2020, 13:39 IST