Lifestyle - Reaching out | 13-18 yrs

Celebrating The Girl Child

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According to the United Nations (UN), more than 62 million girls around the world have no access to education. Worldwide, girls in the age group of 5 to 14 years, spend 160 million hours more on household chores than boys of the same age do. The National Girl Child Day was conceived to extend support and give new opportunities to girls in the country. It is observed to raise awareness about the inequalities that girls face in India.  

For every oppressed girl, we have one who has faced adversity and come out triumphant. The impressive women featured in this ClipBook have reached great heights only because they dared to be different and to defy stereotypes. Read about them and get inspired. 

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Mary Kom

Indian boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom was just an occasional story on the sports page but with an Olympic medal in hand, she has become a household name and an inspiration to many girls. She is the first boxer who has made women’s boxing popul...

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Her originality and strong will are what sets her apart. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, India's first biotechnology company (it was set up in 1978) has plenty of both. As someone who made unconventional choices - b...

Sushmita Sen

The very stunning Sushmita Sen made the country proud by winning the title Miss Universe in 1994. Be it in films or real life, she is known for her unconventional choices. As a single mother to two beautiful daughters, Sushmita Sen has become an...

The Phogat Sisters (Geeta Phogat And Babita Kumari)

Girls as wrestlers, does it fit the ideal image of an Indian woman? Sure it does not, but who cares about fitting in, when you’re paving your own path. Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari are living examples of true grit and determination.

Arunima Sinha

Who doesn't get affected by hard times and tragedies, but the one who rises up and hits back again is the true hero. Arunima Sinha's story of true grit is what we all need to believe in and take inspiration from. With a strong will to succeed, sh...

Sudha Chandran

Some people are just born to dance and dance they do, despite any personal setbacks or tragedies. One such amazing personality is Sudha Chandran. She overcame her disability by getting a prosthetic 'Jaipur Foot' and became one of the most popular ...

P T Usha

She is the sporting legend who inspired thousands of Indian women to take up sports, especially athletics as their career. Her determination to succeed despite all odds and to help other athletes discover their dreams is what sets her apart.

Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari is one of India’s most promising archers. She comes from India’s tribal heartland, Jharkhand. She not only has high aspirations but also possesses the grit to make them come true, as seen by the string of successes she has garnered...

Sakshi Malik

She is the first woman wrestler from the country to win an Olympic medal. Although Sakshi faced many obstacles in her wrestling journey, she overcame them all through sheer grit and determination. Success comes with a price and Sakshi too has paid...

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