Maneka goes for virtual world on #100women initiatives

The minister will be available on Sept 14 and answer questions on various topics on facebook


Sweta Ranjan | September 12, 2015 | New Delhi

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Union minister for women & child development Maneka Gandhi is taking to social media to interact with people on the issue of #100Women Initiative contest launched by her ministry.  This initiative will be a wonderful attempt as it aims to recognize and thank women achievers and tell them that they matter to the nation.

Maneka will be available live to answer the questions on the social media platform Facebook on September 14 at 11 a.m.  One can ask questions many other issues.

The ‘#100 Women Initiative’ has been launched in collaboration with Facebook with the aim to recognize 100 women achievers, who have contributed to community.

The government has opted for social media as its platform for voting because it has become an integral part of life and is widely used to share ideas, disseminate information, advocate and connect people from different corners of the world.

An official from the ministry shares, “today social media plays an integral role in such contests. Because of its vast reach we have tied up with Facebook to reach out to people”

Last day for nominations is 30th September and it can be done through the Facebook page ( of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

A nomination can be submitted by anyone across the world but nominees must be Indian women above 18 years of age (as on 31st December, 2015) and for their work done in Indiaunder20 categories listed in the nomination form in the Ministry’s Facebook page. The nomination should also contain a photo or a video pertaining to the area of work done by the nominee, elaborating why she should be recognized and honoured.

Voting will begin on November 7, 2015 on the top 200 entries as determined by a jury. Winners shall be announced in December, 2015 and they shall be invited to join a reception organized by the Ministry around the Republic Day in January, 2016.



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