Nominating Mala Bhandari for the Spirit Awards

Reena Saxena
Posted December 30, 2019 from India

I nominate Ms. Mala Bhandari, who runs a NGO called Sadrag for the #Spirit Awards. The link to her profile is https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/sadrag/posts/93410.

Mala, with her Ph.D, could have easily chosen a teaching or corporate career and risen to eminence. She is the wife of an Airforce officer. Instead she chose to fight for social causes she believes in.

She lives in a city not considered safe for women, and has launched a safety app for women to send SOS messages if in trouble. 

She writes text book content on Gender Equality for educational institutions, to propagate the message deeper, in addition to the educational and empowerment activities carried out by her NGO.

She has written several papers and reports. Her book available on Amazon is "Quality of Life of Urban Working Women" (link https://www.amazon.in/Mala-Bhandari/e/B006ILKNLG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scn...)

The culture of the place she lives and works in is such that institutions dealing with women are looked at with suspicion. There are people who would expect 'favours' from the girls in return for giving an approval or grant. Some others will suspect that she might be indulging in such nefarious activities. She stays on, fights it stoically and manages to keep her work clean.

The gist of her story is 

"She had options - she chose the difficult ones."

Hats off to the grit and spirit of the exceptional lady!

This story was submitted in response to #SpiritAwards.

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Tarke Edith
Dec 30, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

Hello sister Reena
You are welcome to world pulse
We wish you a happy stay here in this furom
Of lovely women. And thank you for nominating our
Sister for the award.

Reena Saxena
Jan 04
Jan 04

Thank you, Sister Tarke!

Lisbeth
Dec 31, 2019
Dec 31, 2019

Hi Reena,
Congratulations on your first post and excellently coincided with our world pulse spirit award :-). Our sister is appreciated and thanks for her Nomination.
Do you like our Network already? A warm welcome of you. Hope you are having a good day and staying safe.
Take care
Lizzy

Reena Saxena
Jan 04
Jan 04

Thanks for the welcome, Lizzy! Hope to be interacting more with you.

Lisbeth
Jan 04
Jan 04

Sure!
You are welcome
:-)

Jill Langhus
Jan 01
Jan 01

Hello Reena,

Congrats on your first post, as well as your noble nomination for Mala. She, and her work, sound simply amazing and very inspiring. Did you introduce Mala to World Pulse? If so, thanks for spreading the word and for bringing her into the community:-) I'm looking forward to hearing more about what you're passionate, too.

Happy New Year!

Reena Saxena
Jan 04
Jan 04

Happy New Year, Jill! Feels good to be here.

Jill Langhus
Jan 04
Jan 04

Thank you!

Great to hear:-) We're glad you're here!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hello Reena
Thank you so much for your nomination and wishing her all the best in the spirit awards.
Happy New year and have a blessed day.

Reena Saxena
Jan 04
Jan 04

Thank you for the wishes, Anita!

Hello, Reena,

Congratulations on writing your first post! Thank you for writing about Mala.

I love her quote, "She had options - she chose the difficult ones."

Thank you for your nomination and for participating in the Spirit Awards.

Reena Saxena
Jan 04
Jan 04

Thanks, Karen!

You’re welcome, dear sister.

Hannah B
Jan 03
Jan 03

Thank you for your nomination! Please share a link to her World Pulse profile so that we can count her amongst the nominations.
Thank you!
Hannah

Reena Saxena
Jan 04
Jan 04

Thank you, Hannah! The link has been shared in the post.

Anita Shrestha
Jan 04
Jan 04

Dear Reena
Thank you very much nominating Mala Bhandari. Keep it continue dear

Reena Saxena
Jan 04
Jan 04

Thanks, Anita!

Beth Lacey
Jan 06
Jan 06

Amazing woman!

Reena Saxena
Jan 14
Jan 14

Thank you, Beth!