Rise of Woman in India in 2017- Defending Indians’
Now we are into year 2018 and when I look back in 2017, I feel like that latter would be better placed as ‘Year of Women Empowerment’. Women literally shined in the past year. One of the commendable achievements of our government was appointing first ever woman as our Defense Minister, “Nirmala Sitharaman“. She is the first woman to hold this in 70 years of Independent India!! While Women were expected to be safe guarded by men for centuries we are finally in times where one woman is responsible to save whole nation, truly shows the strength of women in India now. The other woman who has been leading by example from many years is “Sushma Swaraj“,holding Foreign Ministry and doing great job, compared to any other departments in the ministry. As per recent report, Foreign ministry resolved 99% cases in the span of 2014-2017. This calls for Kudos to her.
Women not only shined in politics but they outplayed men in sports too. Women Cricket reached to new heights in 2017, now every Indian is familiar with Mithali Raj (Our Indian Women Cricket Team captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma and likes. While in Badminton, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have become household names courtesy their wins in World Badminton Championship. Mary Kom returned inthe ring at the age of 38 years, Sakshi Malik, Phogat Daughters rocked in wrestling and many more came out in the world breaking the sterotypes. Indian women won many medals on world stage, where they weren’t frequenting in past years. Quite a credit goes to our Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and our legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, who have been trying to help our nation adapt Sports functionally.
Along with sports and politics, women lead the business of bollywood too. From Priyanka Chopra to Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranout their movies had roles revolving around them rather than them around the trees. Some change for sure!!
Last not the least, Women from Muslim community were empowered a lot with the support of government. Issues like Triple Talaaq, Haz freedom brought fresh air of thought and introduced freedom to live and enjoy the same.