Watch: ITBP Women troops patrolling in Arunachal near border with China

Published on Mar 08, 2022 11:39 AM IST

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. The day emphasises the achievements of women across diverse spheres, while also throwing light on important issues like gender disparity that are still prevailing.

Women troops of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) patrolling in Arunachal Pradesh.(ANI)
Women troops of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) patrolling in Arunachal Pradesh.(ANI)
Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

The modern Indian woman is leaving no stone unturned to make her mark in diverse spheres. From patrolling the borders of India and guarding us from enemies to carving out careers and ensuring their independence, they stand tall and brush aside challenges in their way.

On International Women’s day, people on social media have shared some inspiring stories.

One such is a video shared by news agency ANI that shows women soldiers from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) patrolling the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The ITBP is primarily tasked to secure the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.

Watch: ITBP women troops patrol in Arunachal Pradesh near border with China

A colourful 12,000 square foot rangoli

On International Women's Day, rangoli artist Shikha Sharma made a beautiful rangoli measuring a massive 12,000 square feet. "We completed this rangoli in two days. On the occasion of Women's Day, we made this rangoli displaying women's empowerment."

Meenakshi Negi: Female cab driver in Shimla

Incredible Indian women shine everyday - in all walks and in all parts of the country.

Have you met Meenakshi Negi from Himachal Pradesh? She drives a taxi in the tourist town of Shimla. "I have joined the profession by choice, not by compulsion. We don't have any financial crunch, I enjoy driving in the hills," she told ANI.

 

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. The day emphasises the achievements of women across diverse spheres, while also throwing light on important issues like gender disparity that are still prevailing.

International Women's Day was honoured for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on March 19, 1911. This year, the United Nation's theme for International Women's Day is 'gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow'.

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