Whoever said ‘girls don’t fight’, hasn’t heard of the countless women who have been bringing tremendous change in our society. And, acknowledging these stories and assuring that #GirlsDontFight, Reebok recently held the #FitToFightAwards, 2017 where extraordinary women and girls from various fields were felicitated by brand ambassadors Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Malaika Arora. If you are looking for some inspiration, these stories will surely give your new year a great start.
#LifeGoals: These #FitToFight Awardees Will Inspire You To Achieve The Impossible!
What Is It?
Gloria Benny – Make A Difference
Gloria was living a sheltered life in Saudi Arabia when she got a chance to come to Cochin for higher studies. As someone who always wanted to work with children, her belief was further emboldened by witnessing the state of children in the country. She then started the organisation Make A Difference – a platform that organises youth to make a difference in their society. Over the past decade, over 25,000 children have gone through the program.
Vidhya Yellareddy – Visually Impaired Genius
Once shunned by the board, Vidhya topped the MSc digital society from IIT Bangalore. Despite being visually impaired, having to travel 58 kms to her university, and unable to take science due to the lack of disabled friendly equipment, Vidhya never gave up her love for the math subject. Hers is the story of #FitToFight!
Kalaiselvi L - Marathon Runner
For reasons that are beyond comprehension, Girls and sports aren’t often used together. And being born into a family with limited resources, it was tough for Kailaiselvi to follow her dream of running. But her grit and unrelenting spirit paved a way for her to follow her passion and today she runs marathons on regular basis.
Meenakshi Raghavan - Keeping The Art Alive
Meenakshi Raghavan, at the age of 74 is the oldest female practitioner of Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art form that has its origin in Kerala. She has mastered the art of swords and sticks and still practices the art in her Sari. But far from being a student of the art, she also teaches over 150 students and helps keep this old tradition alive.