This International Women’s Day, CNN-IBN is saluting the spirit of women’s empowerment. All day on March 8, a series of special shows have been lined up under the channel’s ‘Agenda for Change – Women First’ campaign. These shows will cover stories of the women and for the women; and will celebrate the economic, political & social achievements of the Indian woman.
The special programming will begin with India Positive, in which Karma Paljor will bring you inspiring stories of Prema Jaikumar, daughter of an autorickshaw driver who topped the All India Chartered Accountancy exam; 21-year-old Priya Sachan from UP, the first and only female driver in the upcoming Rapid Metro Project; 19-year-old Saachi Soni, who after having scaled four peaks in Garhwal and Sikkim Himalayas, has set her eyes on Mount Everest; and many other stories of women who are working quietly to make India a better place.
Real Heroes, CNN-IBN’s flagship initiative, will showcase ordinary women who have done extraordinary things. These include Sunita Krishnan, a gangrape survivor, who runs a home for victims of sex abuse in Hyderabad; Biro Bala Rabha, who is fighting archaic traditions like witch-hunting in Assam; and Subhasini Mistry, a vegetable vendor who has saved enough to set up a free hospital for the poor near Kolkata.
The special Citizen Journalist Show will feature stories of women who have fought for their rights and the rights of those around them, filling us with courage and hope.
On Bollywood Roundtable, Rajeev Masand will host a discussion with the modern women of Indian cinema, namely Kalki Koechlin, Kiran Rao, Reema Kagti and Parineeti Chopra.
Also, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose will host a show with five young MPs to highlight the meaning of ‘Agenda for Change – Women First’ to the politicians.
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat,said, “On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we are pleased to present to our audience our series of special shows, showcasing the stories of inspirational women from all across the country.”
Don’t miss this special line-up of shows on Friday, March 8, 2013, only on CNN-IBN.