Mar 20 Tuesday 2018 03:49 AM
Queen Elizabeth has announced that the prestigious 26th "Commonwealth Point of Light" to Srishti Bakshi of India for her remarkably exceptional work for empowering women in India. The news was shared by the British high commission in New Delhi , India. She received the award on International Women’s Day, 2018 by Sir Dominic Asquith, the High Commissioner.
Srishti Bakshi is an Indian woman who founded the Cross Bow Miles Movement. She did this after seeing that according to the National Crime Records Bureau of India, there have been over 300,000 recorded incidents of violence against the women in the year 2015. Srishti leads a team of hundreds of female volunteers who walk across India for 260 days and will cover 3800 kilometres. The women spread awareness about the rights of women, hold workshops for women in the rural areas. The workshops involve teaching rural women about digital and financial literacy, health, and leadership. They teach women how to become independent. She has even overseen the development of a mobile app in which people from all over the world can upload steps and join the ‘Billion Steps For Women’.
Bakshi will be getting a personalised certificate signed by her Majesty The Queen, who is the Head of the Commonwealth. This is a great achievement for Srishti. Her work will now be known to the whole world, and more people would join her cause.
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