Considering the fact that our country’s staggering wastes growing at an alarming rate, it’s heartening to find that we have few young Indian minds who are trying to bring about a change in the society with their environmental friendly initiatives and products. GharSeNaukri.com being a platform for women empowerment, we feel proud to share inspirational stories for others to follow. We bring below the stories of few Indian women entrepreneurs with their “GO GREEN” initiatives.
Start-ups in India are growing at a rapid pace today. It has been seen in recent times, many Indians have left their lucrative jobs, have started their own start-ups and they are successful. It is also a matter of great pride that today in the entrepreneurship world, many Indian women are moving hand-in-hand with men and making their mark with their businesses in the male dominated society. In this article, we will discuss few more popular women entrepreneurs, who have chased their dreams and aspirations, worked hard with determination, and have made their mark in the start-up scenario in India by creating popular Indian brands.
Chiki Sarkar – Founder, Juggernaut Books
She is given the brand ambassador title for the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ programme in her home district Sonipat by the state government of Haryana. She is 31 years old, a mother of 4-year-old child, and the second rank holder in UPSC Civil Services Exam this year. She is Anu Kumari, a perfect role model for the young girls to follow and get inspired.
With BSc (Hons) in Physics from Hindu College, Delhi University, she has done an MBA (Finance and Marketing) from IMT, Nagpur and was working in the corporate sector before giving up her job to prepare for UPSE. Her first attempt in UPSC was in 2016, when she didn’t clear the prelims for 1 mark. But, this didn’t stop her, and she with full determination started preparing for the exam again. Of course, she got full support from her family and husband.
An inspiration of women empowerment for girls and young mothers
It is said that when you have the dreams to do big and the wings to fly to reach your dreams and fulfil your passion, nobody can stop you. This is exactly proved by Mrs. Anamika Majumdar, a housewife and a social worker from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. On October 3, 2017, she became the first winner of Rs. 1 crore in the ninth and the current season of the popular TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Anamika was very practical and was very steady in her approach to give her answers in the quiz show. In the 1 crore question, she was left with no lifelines but even then she chose the correct answer after reasoning with all the options. Her confidence, risk taking attitude and practical approach impressed even Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, the host of the show. She also made to the jackpot question of Rs. 7 crore but decided to quit as she didn’t knew the answer, which made it clear that she was not carried away by greed. Forty one years of age, married with two kids, a son and a daughter, she played the game with confidence. Her knowledge and reasoning skills made her win the game.
Let us now know more about Mrs. Anamika Majumdar
She is just one among the many women in India: a mother, a wife and a homemaker. She is also a social worker who runs an NGO of her own by the name of “Faith in India”. Her NGO does charity works to help under-privileged children and uplifting of women in Jharkand. She is a commerce graduate and was forced into marriage by her parents though she had dreams of doing big for herself. Her husband is 10 years older to her and never appreciated her spending too much time on social works and neglecting her children. But it was her passion to help the poor and her passion was her life. She has been doing her duties as a mother and a wife diligently but at the same time continues with her social services, which gives her solace and mental peace.
What made her participate in the show?
Since her NGO does not have much funds and she always have the desire to help the poor and downtrodden in the society, this became her motivation to participate in the show.
How did she prepare for the show?
Anamika said that for two weeks before the show, she prepared a lot reading various quiz books. However, she was always fond of watching quiz shows on television. With her 2 children growing up, though she didn’t get much time to watch TV, she used to read about current affairs and general news a lot which help her a lot in the game. She also said that she was lucky enough to get questions pertaining to the areas which she had studied.
How will she spent the prize money?
She said that with her prize money, she will now be able to contribute more for her NGO and work towards uplifting the women of her locality and help the poor children. Though like every other normal woman, she was initially been tempted to use her money immediately but she prevented herself from doing it. She will come up with the best possible way to utilize her money in a good way. Infact, she was also advised by Mr. Bachchan to use this huge amount wisely and not take any hasty decision.
Anamika Majumdar also said that she wanted to dedicate her win of Kaun Banega Crorepati to her “peepal tree” with whom she used to have a telepathic conversation every day. She considered her peepal tree as her best friend and her constant support all these years.
We the team of GharSeNaukri congratulate Mrs. Anamika Majumdar and wish her all luck and success in her life. This story should also be an eye opener for thousands of Indian women not to let go off their passions and dream big for their lives.
A – Action and Attitude to be an active agent of change. Approach is to shoulder all familial responsibilities and balance work and home.
M – Meticulous and Methodical to nurture and create a beautiful home and community. Minute specific details of a good housekeeping be it cooking, parental care, children’s responsibility and helping hubby to share the responsibilities is taken care off.
P – Perseverance and Patience are the two virtues which helps her going. Besides the perfect wife, mother and daughter at home, She has the potential to work and be economically independent.
O – Open your horizon. Optimize your expertise. Offer your services and skills. Join the bandwagon who work from home and do business ventures working from home.
W– Work from Home in the field of your expertise or interest. Pursue your passion as a career too. Explore all opportunities to work from home, devote dedicated hours and earn!
E – Entrepreneurial opportunities to boost your income, morale and happiness. You craft a product, you provide expert services or you want to take up a business opportunity with an established industry or brand. Fly high with success.
R– Risk taker, The woman of action, The achiever are your inherent qualities. Unfold and unleash these with exploring the prospects of working from home. Relaxation time can be made productive.
E – Engage, Connect, Join the career and community portal and check the job and business opportunities. Evolve as the perfect social capacity builder. Earn from the comforts of your home.
D– Dynamo is you! You are the go getter and self starter who bought a revolutionary change in your own self and is now the source of inspiration of many.
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Is it true that policy on women empowerment is only on papers? Is it a bitter reality that though women are an integral part of the social structure, yet her health, nutrition, economic equality is hardly a priority in the Indian society? If data speaks…then the situation is alarming! Do the majority of Indian women have access to equal opportunities of work? Unfortunately….a big NO! Women emancipation or equal opportunities for women in workforce is considered as one of the parameters of economic growth of a nation.
International Labour Organization states that between 2004 to 2011, Indian economy grew at a healthy average of 7%, yet India witnessed a decline in female labour participation from 35% to 25%. This raises the question of why the decline?….In urban areas we witness a lot of women belonging to various economic strata moving out of the houses to earn a living! So why we as a nation fair so poorly with Bangladesh and Indonesia when it comes to women economic empowerment?
World Bank states that there are 217 million missing women in India’s workforce and India has one of the worst gender gaps in labour force participation. Are these data real? Do these figures really matter in a normal Indian household? Is increase in women workforce really a sign of women emancipation? Modern urban woman, though perhaps not the majority, enjoy access to opportunities of various types – internet, social life, community bonding…..but here what matter is the realization that the appalling women labour force participation in India is a structural problem – social roles, family responsibilities….and the list goes on! Every woman has to understand her responsibility and realize that making her aspirations come true, is reflection of her true self!
GharSeNaukri is a unique platform for women from all walks of life which firmly believes that women can ‘Have it all! Do it all! Regardless of what field they are in.’ The Global Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum captures the magnitude of gender-based disparities in various countries and as per 2014 report; India is below average in Economic Participation and opportunity and is part of the twenty worst-performing countries on Labour force participation (ranked at 134 out of 142 countries).
Majority of working women in India still face the stereotypical myriad of issues – childcare, unfair share of domestic chores, gender bias at work, extreme work conditions, security issues and eldercare. This leads to a lower rate of women employment and lesser retention in the workforce. Thus a holistic and a comprehensive platform can be a catalyst for women empowerment. This catalyst of change with the motive of engaging women with flexible working hours and enhancing entrepreneurial skills is the underlying statement concept of GharSeNaukri.
There is an aphorism in Hindi “Naam to suna hi hoga” so I surmise that each and every one of you would have heard the name of these rising ladies who are PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Kamarkar. If women believe in themselves, the world is there to welcome them with both the hands. Isn’t it ladies? Yes what you need is impeccable instructor and pronounced people to carry you forward. Like rising stars needed mentor and so it’s needed by everyone. Continue reading “Women know the extent of their power…”