International Women’s Day 2020 Highlights: PM Narendra Modi hands his Social Media accounts to inspiring women

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Updated: March 8, 2020 6:46:33 pm

International Women's Day 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to interact with “Nari Shakti” awardees. Handing over of his Twitter account followed his surprise tweet on quitting social media sites.

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International Women’s Day: The day when all women are celebrated is finally here. Although a day is too short a time to thank all the women in our lives, the International Women’s Day provides us with an opportunity to make them feel special for the contribution they have made in our life.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arguably the biggest trendsetter in India, now had announced to hand over his Twitter. He has announced that his twitter account will be in operation by the women who inspire us all. The Prime Minister has launched initiated the move under #SheInspiresUs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to interact with “Nari Shakti” awardees. Handing over of his Twitter account followed his surprise tweet on quitting social media sites. The announcement created a buzz and had left his followers bemused. “This Women’s Day (March 8), I will give away my social media accounts to women whose life & work inspire us. This will help them ignite motivation in millions,” PM Modi had tweeted.

President Ram Nath Kovind also expressed her best wishes and greetings to the Indian women as well as women all over the world. The president further said that the This day International Women’s Day is an occasion to celebrate the untiring efforts and crucial role of women in building a better society, nation, and world. President Kovind urged the people to pledge to ensure safety and respect for women so that their growth is not hindered and they can move forward in the direction of fulfilling their hopes and aspirations.

Throughout the world, people are pushing for gender equality and women empowerment via #EachforEqual campaign.

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    17:41 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: PM Modi seeks blessings from Mann Kaur

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks blessings of 103-year-old Mann Kaur who received the 'Nari Shakti Puraskar' today, for her achievements in athletics.

    17:09 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    Naveen Patnaik on International Women’s Day 2020

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of International Women's Day on Sunday said that a separate department would be formed for self-help groups (SHGs) for the development and empowerment of women. Affirming his government's commitment to work for ensuring the rights and welfare of women, the chief minister said Odisha has already emerged as a frontrunner in the country in achieving women empowerment. "I would like to announce that Odisha will be the first state to have an exclusive department for self-help groups," Patnaik said at a function organised here on the occasion. "This will be called Department of Mission Shakti and will be dedicated to all the women of Odisha," he said. (PTI)

    16:29 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live:Priyanka Chopra on women's day

    “An equal world is an enabled world.” - this year's theme for #InternationalWomensDay & I couldn’t agree more. I became aware of gender inequality at a young age & I've come across women who fight every day for their own & their community's basic rights... Tweets Priyanka Chopra Jonas

    16:15 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Ajay Devgn on Women's Day

    The women in my life- my mother, sisters, wife, teachers & daughter spell strength. Saluting them: Ajay Devgn

    15:53 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    Women’s Day: India 12th in women presence on companies’ board

    With more and more organisations in the country realising the importance of gender parity, a recent study has revealed that India ranks 12th globally in women member presence on board. According to a recent study on ‘Women On Board 2020’ by global recruitment tendering platform MyHiringClub.com and Sarkari-Naukri.info, India ranked 12th worldwide in women member presence on board. Read More

    15:47 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Smriti Irani on women's day

    This International Women’s day we reaffirm our commitment to inclusive growth & parity in all endeavours. May we thrive together and build a Nation of our dreams; a New India ably enriched by Women-led development: Smriti Irani

    15:34 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Amit Shah on women's day
    15:10 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Kalawati Devi on PM's twitter
    14:53 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Stories under #SheInspiresUs appear on PM Modi's Twitter account
    14:23 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Actor Nagarjuna celebrates Women's day
    14:17 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: MEA extends greetings for women
    13:49 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: IAF chief with winners
    13:38 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Kalpana Ramesh, Go Green Water Champion from PM's account

    Be a warrior but of a different kind! Be a water warrior. Have you ever thought about water scarcity? Each one of us can collectively act to create a water secure future for our children. Here is how I am doing my bit. Small efforts can make a big impact. Water is a valuable inheritance we got. Lets not deprive our next generations. Contribute by using water responsibly, harvesting rainwater, saving lakes, recycling used water and creating awareness. I never imagined I could bring back birds to a lake or tweet from our PMs handle. With a firm resolve, the impossible can emerge. We can bring a change in the communities with collective action on how we manage water resources. Let us become problem solvers: Kalpana Ramesh

    13:10 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day: Story from Kashmir
    13:08 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Women to get free entry on ASI sites

    To mark the occasion of Women's Day, all the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) monuments will allow entry of women, without tickets today: Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister for Tourism and Culture

    12:55 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Kajol on Women's day

    To all the women who form my core women’s club! And have raised me in all different ways and taught me different definitions of feminism! Let this day be an acceptance of that: Kajol

    12:28 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweets

    Happy Women’s Day! To all my sisters: Define yourself, celebrate your femininity and stay brave.: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    12:27 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: UN Women tweets
    12:13 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Arifa, Kashmir tweets from PM's account

    Arifa from Kashmir Tweets: 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. I am Arifa from Kashmir and here is my life journey. When tradition meets modernity, wonders can happen. I experienced this in my work. It is designed to suit the modern-day market. My first business activity was participating in an exhibition of handmade items in New Delhi. This exhibit attracted a good clientele and a turnover. This gesture by PM Modi has boosted my morale and it'll help me to work harder for the betterment of craft as well as the artisans all over Kashmir. I feel it is important for more women to focus on becoming self-reliant and help other women.

    12:00 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Award to IAF women pilots

    President Ram Nath Kovind presents 'Nari Shakti Puruskar' to IAF's first women fighter pilots Mohana Jitarwal, Avani Chaturvedi & Bhawana Kanth. (ANI)
     

    11:46 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Nari Shakti Puruskar to Bihar's Bina Devi

    President Ram Nath Kovind presents 'Nari Shakti Puruskar' to Bihar's Bina Devi. She is known as ‘Mushroom Mahila’ for popularising mushroom cultivation. She was ‘Sarpanch’ of Dhauri Panchayat, Tetiabamber block for 5 years. (AN)

    11:31 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Dr. Malvika Iyer tweets from PM's account

    Dr. Malvika Iyer - 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. Giving up is never an option. Forget your limitations and take on the world with confidence and hope. I believe that education is indispensable for change. We need to sensitize young minds about discriminatory attitudes. We need to show people with disabilities as role models instead of showing them as weak and dependent. 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. Attitude is half the battle in destigmatizing disability. The fact that the honourable PM has chosen to broadcast my views on Women's Day makes me believe that India is on the right path in dismantling age old superstitions regarding disability.

    11:19 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day: 7 women achievers to share life journey

    On the occasion of women’s day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said seven women achievers will share their life journey through his social media accounts on Sunday. Extending greetings on International Women’s Day, he said “As I’d said a few days ago, I’m signing off.” READ MORE

    11:14 (IST)08 Mar 2020
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    10:58 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: IAF's first women fighter pilots to get Nari Shakti Puraskar

    IAF's first women fighter pilots Mohana Jitarwal, Avani Chaturvedi&Bhawana Kanth, to receive'Nari Shakti Puraskar' today. The first Indian women pilots to take a solo flight in MIG-21 in'18, say,"We've been thriving to become operational to serve our nation. We've a lot to achieve". (ANI)

    10:36 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: Sneha Mohandoss' tweet on PM's account

    Tweets of Sneha Mohandoss Founder FoodBank-India from PM' Modi's account: Hello, I am Sneha Mohandoss. Inspired by my mother, who instilled the habit of feeding the homeless, I started this initiative called Foodbank India. I work with volunteers, many of whom are outside India, to work towards eradicating hunger. We have over 20 chapters and have impacted several people with our work. We also initiated activities like mass cooking, cooking marathons, breast feeding awareness drives. I feel empowered when I do what I'm passionate about! I wish to inspire my fellow citizens, especially women to come forward and join hands with me. I urge everyone to feed atleast one needy person and contribute to a hunger free planet.

    10:31 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: PM Modi hands over his SM accounts to women

    Greetings on International Women’s Day! We salute the spirit and accomplishments of our Nari Shakti. 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: PM Modi

    10:30 (IST)08 Mar 2020
    International Women’s Day 2020 Live: PM Modi wishes on Twitter

    PM Modi tweets: India has outstanding women achievers in all parts of the nation. These women have done great work in a wide range of sectors. Their struggles and aspirations motivate millions. Let us keep celebrating the achievements of such women and learning from them. #SheInspiresUs

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