WCD ministry, Facebook to identify India's 100 women achievers

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Sweta Ranjan | July 14, 2015 | New Delhi


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With an aim to recognise and acknowledge women who are making a difference in their communities across the country, the ministry of women and child development in collaboration with Facebook has launched the ‘100 Women Initiative’.

The initiative will involve a contest to select 100 women achievers of India. The contestants will be selected through public nominations and voting on social media.

An official from the ministry remarked that it as an initiative to thank womanhood. Talking about the initiative the union minister of WCD said, “We have all had women in our lives who have made a difference and changed the course of our lives, who have left a mark on the entire community and changed it for better. We don’t thank them enough. Here is your chance to honour the women who have made a difference.”


To make an entry into this contest the user has to go to the Facebook page of the ministry and share the video about the contestant mentioning contestant should be honoured.

Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy in South and Central Asia at Facebook said, “Millions of people come on the Facebook every day to talk about things that matter most of them. This is a great opportunity for us to celebrate women who have made a difference in our communities. We are delighted to have this opportunity to celebrate and recognise the women of India.’

The entries will begin from July 15 2015 to September 30, 2015.

Jury will select top 200 entries and voting will begin on November 7, 2015 on social media. Winners will be announced in December, 2015. The winners will be invited to join a reception organised by the ministry around Republic Day.

 

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