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Dream of development in Bihar is incomplete without the contribution of women: Pushpam Priya Choudhary

Pushpam Priya Choudhary, a native of Darbhanga in Bihar, breaking all odds

Breaking all proverbial glass ceiling, Indian women have proved their mettle in different walks of life with extraordinary achievements in their respected fields. India has a glittering history of women achievers who have transcended all societal barriers of gender identity and have come out as warriors. Sprinter Hima Das, IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath, Deputy Director at WHO Soumya Swaminathan or the German Bakery Blast survivor Amrapali Chavan, they all are the synonym of women empowerment, courage and determination.
Pushpam Priya Choudhary, a native of Darbhanga in Bihar, breaking all odds to challenging the stereotype of Indian society, has returned to India after pursuing her higher studies in United Kingdom to serve the homeland. She has studied Masters of Public Administration from the world renowned ‘London School of Economics & Political Science, UK, in 2019 and has also done MA in ‘Developmental Studies’ at Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex in 2016.
Pushpam says, “I vowed to return to Bihar to transform it. Bihar needs wings, Bihar needs change because it deserves better. We are tired to be ashamed of the current politicians because it is unacceptable that people with no knowledge of policy making are current policymakers. We have to eradicate poverty, malnourishment and crime. The future of Bihar is our responsibility. To fulfill Gandhi’s vision of self-reliance and to achieve the dream of holistic development, women must also come forward to contribute in the growth story of Bihar. This dream is incomplete without their stake.”

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The 32-years-old, Pushpam, has been traveling the remotest corners of Bihar and meeting the farmers and trying to come up with solutions to boost the farming techniques. She has launched various welfare campaigns for artisanal workers to highlight the pain of migrant laborers.
Pushpam believes that when history cannot give you a decent life, it becomes burden. “Bihar proves it every passing day. Gautam Buddha lived here, Lord Mahavira preached here but their teachings today have become misnomer and the great silk industry of Silk is struggling. The young weavers still have the capabilities to revive the ‘Nepura Tussar Silk’ industry. These grassroots entrepreneurs have to be included in the mainstream of policymaking.”
Pushpam is challenging the status quo in Bihar to bring a positive change in the livelihood of millions of her fellow natives. She say that time has come now to seal the fate of Bihar and change he destiny of millions.
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