One thing that has been bothering me all life is that I have seen very few women in my area who dare to fight for their rights because the fear has become a part of their personality, they have been living in this fear for centuries and mothers and grandmothers teach their daughters to accept their circumstances as it is so at-least they will have a home and shelter.
But in subcontinent I have seen one woman who is brave more than bravery, who is stronger than strength, who has guts to say it right when it is right and wrong when it is wrong.
I am talking about my sister in spirit Urmila Chanam from India. I have seen her traveling in the far areas where it is not easy to reach out, but she goes to help her fellow women. Not only in India, but she helps me to educate young women in my country too through Skype. Sister Urmila is one of the priceless gifts that World Pulse has given to me because we met here and she inspires me every day.
The country where people force women to wear a Nath(A big nose pin) which means she is like a pet for husband and this nose pin shows that the woman is a slave and now the man will decide her future.
In such a culture she reaches out to women, educates them about menstrual hygiene, protects them, helps them, gives them hope, loves them, hugs them and shows them through her own personality and character that women are enough strong to claim their fundamental right to be equal to men.
I nominate her for the spirit award because she deserves it.