Friday, 10 March 2017

4 Stories Of Rural Indian Women Achieving The Impossible..!!! “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” !!!.

4 Stories Of Rural Indian Women Achieving The Impossible

 Rural India is known for its rustic beauty and for the cultural life that amazes not just the subcontinent but the entire world. But there’s another side to it-filled with stories of oppression and neglect faced by women . So, when unknown women from villages of India do something that empowers the society in which they live, it is not just a piece of information worth spreading; it’s a happening that needs to be celebrated. Here are 7 stories of rural Indian women achieving the impossible.

 1. The rural women of Sathyamangalam


The women of this land in Tamil Nadu have been victims of neglect for ages. Now, in the age of mass media and connected technology, they have found a new weapon to fight the oppression-the video camera.
Female volunteers who took part in a film-making workshop conducted by ‘Signs’ and ‘Aide et Action International’ are using the visual platform to tell their stories-real tales of oppression that are plainly told and are hard to neglect. This is a movement the rural women of Satyamangalam participates in with their heart.

2. Agricultural laborer in India turned CEO in USA

 The success story of Mrs. D Jyothi Reddy from Warangal in Hyderabad has a narrative arc that pushes the limit of unbelievable. A rural agricultural labourer whose pay was Rs..5 per day till 1989, she is now the CEO of Keys software solutions in USA, creating revenues in the millions. Not forgetting where she came from, she is actively involved in philanthropic endeavours, serving rural India.

3. The women behind Lijjat Papad

 Lijjat is a highly popular pappad brand in India. While many may remember the buck toothed bunny that appeared in their TV commercials, many may not be aware of the fact that it’s the power of rural women and their self-employment initiative, ‘Shri Mahila Griha Udyog’ which made the brand possible. Started with a loan of just Rs. 80, today the co-operative has annual sales of more than Rs.3.1 billion

                      4. Padma Shri awardee, Kalpana Saroj

  A Dalit by birth, she attempted suicide at a tender age. She was married by her parents when she was just 12.Physically abused by her husband’s family, she was rescued from the slums where she stayed with her husband by her father. Starting out working in a garment factory , she later started a tailoring business and then a furniture store, eventually joining the league of successful Indian women entrepreneurs. The nation honoured this amazing woman who was born in Roperkheda village of Maharashtra with the Padma Shri.




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