What actions should HR and business leaders take to curb mental harassment at work? Share your thoughts.
This journey of Droupadi Murmu is a lesson and an inspiration to every woman, to give her all to overcome all odds that come her way, and emerge a better and victorious human.
First tribal President of India
Second woman President of India
Youngest President of India
One name – Droupadi Murmu.
Little must have little Droupadi thought she would make it to Raisina Hills from that little bamboo and clay house in Rairangpur, where she spent her childhood.
Born in a tribal village in the interiors of Orissa, she has indeed come up the hard way in life. Education wasn’t familiar to Uparbeda, yet Droupadi Murmu managed to secure a degree, followed by a government job. Soon, she ventured into teaching, becoming a darling among her students, before entering politics, and becoming her village’s dear ‘Didi’. She first served at the local body level, and went on to become an MLA, Minister, Governor and now the 15th President of India.
She has been vocal in issues concerning the tribal community and has been their voice at all levels. Instrumental in getting national recognition for Santhali as an MLA, Droupadi Murmu also intervened in issues concerning tribal land, as the Jharkhand governor.
Known to understand grievances of people and provide hope, Murmu hasn’t been one without personal grievances.
Personal grief came to her in the form of consecutive deaths in her family. First the untimely death of one son, then another, and last, her grief-stricken husband. And all this at a time when she also was dealing with an election failure.
The strong woman didn’t succumb to depression, she was only motivated to work more for her people, serve them. Droupadi Murmu opened a boarding school for students from classes 6 to 10, on her own property, in memory of her dear ones. Her daughter now manages the school.
The odds the First woman of India had to suffer aren’t few, and that only makes her achievement more laudable. Her journey is a lesson and an inspiration to every woman, to give her all to overcome all odds that come her way, and emerge a better and victorious human.
Quoting the Prime minister, “Smt. Droupadi Murmu’s life, her early struggles, her rich service and her success motivates each and every Indian. She has emerged as a ray of hope for our citizens especially the poor, marginalised and the downtrodden”.
It’s indeed a proud moment for all Indians, and especially every woman to see this India’s daughter from a tribal community from rural Orissa, rise to the position of the nation’s President-elect. It’s also a moment for all women to draw inspiration and evoke their inner ‘Droupadis’ to show their ‘nari shakti’ and emerge winners!
Women's Web is an open platform that publishes a diversity of views, individual posts do not necessarily represent the platform's views and opinions at all times.
Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!
I wanted to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting 'win' moments.
My daughter turned eight years old in January, and among the various gifts she received from friends and family was an absolutely beautiful personal journal for self-growth. A few days ago, she was exploring the pages when she found a section for writing a letter to her future self. She found this intriguing and began jotting down her thoughts animatedly.
My curiosity piqued and she could sense it immediately. She assured me that she would show me the letter soon, and lo behold, she kept her word.
I glanced at her words, expecting to see a mention of her parents in the first sentence. But, to my utter delight, the first thing she had written about was her AMBITION. Yes, the caps here are intentional because I want to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting ‘win’ moments.
Uorfi Javed has been making waves through social media, and is often the target of trolls. So who and what exactly is this intriguing young woman?
Uorfi Javed (no relation to Javed Akhtar) is a name that crops up in my news feeds every now and again. It is usually because she got trolled for being in some or other ‘daring’ outfit and then posting those images on social media. If I were asked, I would not be able to name a single other reason why she is famous. I am told that she is an actor but I would have no frankly no clue about her body of work (pun wholly unintended).
So is Urfi Javed (or Uorfi Javed as she prefers) famous only for being famous? How does she impact the cause of feminism by permitting herself to be objectified, trolled, reviled?
Please enter your email address