“DON’T WORRY ABOUT THOSE WHO TALK BEHIND YOUR BACK, THEY ARE BEHIND YOU FOR A REASON!”
This should be taught to every girl by her parents. We are living in the scenario where girls are one step ahead of boys. Women empowerment implies the ability in women to take decisions with regard to their life and work and giving equal rights to them in all spheres like personal, social, political, legal and so on.
Women empowerment is the much- talked about the issue today. Nowadays Women are increasingly getting empowered to decide the course of their lives and professions and realize their fullest potential.
Arunima Sinha is the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest and also the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest. She was a national level volleyball player who was pushed from a running train in 2011 by thieves while she was resisting them. As a result, one of her legs had to be amputated below the knee. Her aim was to climb all the continent’s highest peaks and put the national flag of India. All in all, she has already done 5 peaks in the long run: 1. Everest in Asia, 2. Kilimanjaro in Africa, 3. Elbrus in Europe, 4. Kosciuszko, Australia and 5. Aconcagua in Argentina as the world’s five highest peaks.
She is from Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Sinha, a former national volleyball and football player, boarded the Padmavat Express train at Lucknow for Delhi on 12 April 2011, to take an examination to join the CISF. The thieves pushed her out of a general coach of the train wanting to snatch her bag together with the gold chain. Recounting the incident, she said:
“I resisted and they pushed me out of the train and I could not move. I remember seeing a train coming towards me and tried getting up. By then, the train had run over my leg. I don’t remember anything after that.”
Immediately, as she fell on the railway track, another train on a parallel track crushed her leg below the knee. She was rushed to the hospital with not only serious leg injuries but also pelvic injuries and lost her leg after doctors amputated it to save her life.
“Shankar Bhagwan and Swami Vivekananda was an inspiration in the long run”
HERE IS HER STORY IN HER WORDS: