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Celebrating International Women’s Day – 2013

Today (March 8th) is International Women’s Day. At Bharari, we are marking this occasion by showcasing photos of ordinary women who are extraordinary in their special way.

Shakuntala - the girl with the perpetual smile who lives in Anandwan. She is a victim of cerebral palsy by birth and cannot talk, walk or use her hands. Yet she will bring a tear in your eye when you see her beautifully threaded greeting card that she stitches using her toes.

Shakuntala – the girl with the perpetual smile who lives in Anandwan. She is a victim of cerebral palsy by birth and cannot talk, walk or use her hands. Yet she will bring a tear in your eye when you see her beautifully threaded greeting card that she stitches using her toes.

For more information and a video on Shakuntala, click here.

This lady in her 50's finished first place (probably in record time) in a 10-km marathon in Meluri, Nagaland. Many women were running bare feet. The Naga people are well known for their incredible stamina.

This lady in her 50’s finished first place (probably in record time) in a 10-km marathon in Meluri, Nagaland. Many women were running bare feet. The Naga people are well known for their incredible stamina.

"Give them a chance, not charity", said Baba Amte. Singers performing in Anandwan's orchestra, Swaranandwan, for the differently-abled and talented people.

“Give them a chance, not charity”, said Baba Amte. Singers performing in Anandwan’s orchestra, Swaranandwan, for the differently-abled and talented people.

Click here for videos of Swaranandwan’s program in Thane.

A blind weaver at Anandwan. In Anandwan, everyone gets an opportunity to showcase their talent or use their skills.

A blind weaver at Anandwan. In Anandwan, everyone gets an opportunity to showcase their talent or use their skills.

A sneakers-wearing lady monk :)

A sneakers-wearing lady monk 🙂

A cute little girl dressed like a woman on the occasion of Hindu New Year

A cute little girl dressed like a woman on the occasion of Hindu New Year

If all women come together, they have the power to change the world for the better!

If all women come together, they have the power to change the world for the better!

Once again, happy International Women’s Day! How did you enjoy our tribute? Leave us your comment below 🙂

See our tribute from a prior year.