The Fight Against Corruption
Women in our country have always been the epitome of strength, beauty and intelligence. The success of Indian women across various walks of life has proven that they have earned this reputation. The women activists have played a significant role in changing many social evils and have been a beacon of hope. Some of them have displayed exemplary devotion in their respective fields.
She is best known for her efforts to fight corruption and promote government transparency. Her parents have had a major impact on her life. Her father instilled a strong social conscience while her mother taught her to be independent-minded.
She studied in Aurobindo Aashram in Pondicherry and Indraprastha college in Delhi and later started teaching.
She cleared the IAS examination in 1967. She is a prominent leader of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan( MKSS) a social and grassroots organisation for the empowerment of workers and peasants.
In 2005, she played a crucial role in the establishment of the Right To Information Act. She has received various awards for her service to society, such as Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 2020.
In 2011, she was named as one of the 100 most influential people across the world by Times Magazine.
She is an author, actress and political activist. She is known for her award-winning novel The God Of Small Things. She is known for her involvement in environmental and human rights causes. She had campaigned alongside Medha Patkar against the Narmada Dam Project, stating that the dam will displace half a million people.
In recognition of her outspoken advocacy of human rights, she was awarded Lannan Cultural Award in 2002, the Sydney peace prize in 2004, Sahitya Academy Award from the Indian Academy of letters in 2006.
International Anti Corruption Day is observed on 9th December. This day seeks to highlight the rights and responsibilities of everyone including states, government officials, media persons, private sector and youth in tackling corruption.
Let's join hands in banishing corruption from our society. Let's applaud the women who have raised their voice against corruption.