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Shreshtha Sengupta

Inspirational

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Shreshtha Sengupta

Inspirational

Shakti

Shakti

2 mins
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"But the water will become poisonous!" she exclaimed.


"What nonsense, who told you this?" I enquired.

"Why, don't you know? It is the wrong time of the month, and if I drink water then it will become poisonous, and if I look at boys, I will be pregnant soon and I..."


"Ugh...stop... please stop. What you are saying is completely false and illogical." I screamed.


"Now, hold this I'll teach you to use this pad."

"No... this is the 'GANDI CHEEZ', I will not use it.''


I sighed.

This is an alarming situation, I have to do something.


I sat next to that girl and started crying and crying while she kept her gaze fixed at me. And I cried imagining about what these girls were suffering from

and about those eyes in the streets which shamelessly stare at the other half of humankind.


'YA DEVI SARVABHUTESHU,

SHAKTI RUPENA SANGSTHITA

NAMASTESHYOYEE,NAMASTESHYOYEE

NAMASTESHYOYEE NAMOH NAMAH.'


TEN YEARS LATER...

ME ON THE DIAS...

"TODAY, I SHRESHTHA WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE APPOINTED MS. DURGA SINGH AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE SHAKTI FOUNDATION.YES, THE SAME DURGA WHO REFUSED TO USE THAT 'GANDI CHEEZ ' THAT DAY....



THE AUDIENCE BURST INTO LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE.

It has been ten years since I have started my journey along with Durga and a few slum girls. Here, they not only learn how to read, write, and earn but most importantly they know how to protect themselves both physically and mentally.


YES!

They are all Taekwondo experts! THEY ARE SUPER STRONG!


THE IDEA OF SHAKTI is incomplete without women. SHAKTI is when women redefine strength.


" JAGO MAA,TUMI JAGO!''

(RISE MAA DURGA,RISE!)



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