The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) in collaboration with Facebook have launched the ‘#100Women Initiative’ that aims to recognize and acknowledge women who are making a difference in their communities, across the country.
Speaking about the initiative, the Union Minister for Women and child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said, “We have all had women in our lives who’ve made a difference, who have changed the course of our own lives, who’ve left a mark on the entire community and changed it for the better. We don’t thank them enough. Here is your chance to honour the women who’ve made a difference to your community. Log on to the Facebook Page of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, share a video with us on why the woman you choose should be honoured as India’s 100 most impactful Women.”
The ‘#100Women Initiative’ involves a contest to select 100 women achievers in India through public nominations via social media.
Starting on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, people can nominate women who have made an impact and made their community better, by visiting the Ministry’s Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/ministryWCD and completing the nomination form. They will also need to submit a photo or video showing the nominee in action in their community. Nominations will be open until September 30, 2015. Voting for the same will begin on November 7, 2015 on the top 200 entries as determined by an esteemed jury. Winners will be announced in December 2015 and will be invited to join a reception organized by the Ministry around Republic Day.