The three women,we applaud today are ,MasterChef Shipra Khanna,Founder of FMC club -Ruchita Dar Shah and
Masterchef Shipra Khanna:Winner of Masterchef season II.
While she looks extremely glamorous and recently is on a professional high,her journey has been extremely difficult.Very few people know that Shipra is a victim of domestic abuse and it took huge strength in her to walk out of her marriage with two kids and build her own life.Today she has moved on ,and her happy-go-lucky demeanour will fool you completely. Howwever,Shipra, does not want to talk about her personal life but her story can be a leading example for most Indian Women.Respecting her wishes,we will not probe any further.
Shipra is a strong believer in women empowerment and in her own words;
Women Empowerment Is referred to as “Aadi Shakti ” in the Vedas and Puranas . It is Strengthening, promising,
Life isn’t a piece of cake but one should try and make it worth living to feel happy and content. Just feel the strength within let it grow and don’t ignore, be strong stand for yourself, take charge of your life.
Ruchita Dar Shah–The first lady and founder of the First Mom’s Club
What is First Mom’s Club?
It is a huge online community of mothers of over 25000 ,all over the world, where they share their woes and griefs .Here you get the most unprecedented of advise and the most traditional ones too . Ruchita with this community wants to focus on the ‘woman’ behind the mother more, than on the ‘child.
She imbibes all the values of the modern Indian woman.Fearlessly independent ,a free thinker,yet attached to her family and kids.The idea of this community germinated initially because Ruchita wanted to keep in touch with her girlfriends from different cities.She being the first one to become a mom amongst all her friends ,they used to seek advise from her.When Ruchita had her second child she realised ,that he had benign hypotonia which causes late motor skill abilities in children .She had never heard of something like this till then.This made her think that so many women ,like her ,might be unaware or confused about these conditions in their kids.This gave more fuel to her ambition to take her community to more and more moms.Today the community outreach and connections are so amazing,that a mom in New Jersey can be seeking advise from a mom sitting in Nagpur.
Her message to all the women on Women’s day
In a short and sweet note;
I really admire Oprah and one of her quotes that I totally love and believe is that ‘You become what you believe’.So just believe in yourself,do more,learn more ,surround yourself with positive people.
Krushnaa Patil-Indian Mountaineer
Krushnaa Patil is an Indian mountaineer and the receiver of Rajiv Gandhi Young achiever’s award. In 2009 the 19 year old became the youngest Indian woman (after Dickey Dolma) to successfully ascent Mount Everest, earth’s highest mountain. She is also the first civilian woman from Maharashtra to scale the peak.
All through her growing years Krushna wanted to study dance and become a choreographer. It was only in 2005,when she enrolled in the Nehru mountaineering institute and in 2007 she climbed her fist ever peak .She was the youngest woman in India to do so.This was a personal victory and also hooked her to climbing.After this her parents and her instructor supported her decision all the way through to summit Everest.While climbing and mountaineering came naturally to her,she faced had to got through the grill trying to arrange finances,which came to a whopping 30 lakhs for her expedition.She left no stone unturned for this.From approaching filmstars to corporate giants to politicians,she did it all.However,finally her parents had to take a personal loan from a bank and fund the trip.When she summited ,the bank in a generous gesture waived the entire loan for her.As they say when you really work hard for your goals,the entire universe conspires to support you.She for me is the face of the Indian youth who are ambitious achievers and know how to pave their way through.
Her message :
I hope this inspires women and families realise if they empower their daughters,sisters ,wives and even moms ,there is no stopping them.Three women,three different fields,three different journeys but all believe and are the #WomenEmpowered.