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Indian boxer Pinki Rani Jangra selected in '#100Women Achievers of India' by Ministry of Women and Child Development

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Pinki was nominated for her contribution in boxing.
Modified 09 Jan 2016, 09:45 IST

Pinki Rani Jangra has been selected among India’s 100 Women achievers who are making a difference in their communities; women from different categories e.g. Literature, Nutrition, Women empowerment, Sports, Education etc. have been selected and Pinki has been selected in the category of "Sports". She has recently received a letter from The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) with an invitation to join the lunch hosted by the President.

Pinki has been nominated for her contribution in Sports (boxing) and Community through “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” program initiated by Government of Haryana and inspired whole young women generation to come out to fulfill dreams. She educated this and the next generation to look beyond gender/caste factors and provide equal opportunities to females.

How the selection was made:

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) in collaboration with Facebook had launched the ‘#100Women Initiative’ in July last year to recognise and acknowledge women who make a difference in their communities. The process involved a contest where people voted for the top 100 women achievers through public nominations via social media.

Nomination started from July 15, 2015, with people nominating women who have made an impact and made their community better, by visiting the ministry’s Facebook page till September 30. Voting began on November 7 on the top 200 entries as determined by a jury. And finally, 100 winners were announced recently. 

The winners will be felicitated by Hon. President Pranab Mukherjee at Ceremonial Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 22' 2016.

"It is a proud moment for me to be part of top #100 women", many congratulations to others. This reception would definitely bring in fresh energy to serve the nation in every aspect." – Pinki Jangra

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She defeated Mary Kom in 2009.

Haryana boxer Pinki Jangra, an Asian Championships silver-medallist, garnered attention first in 2009 when she upset the then four-time world champion boxer and Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom at the National Championships. As a young pugilist, defeating the best boxer of this country was certainly a matter of great pride for her. The 24-year-old talented Haryana boxer went on to clinch the bronze medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. A very aggressive boxer by her own admission, Jangra is known for surprising opponents.Way to go, Pinki Jangra. You made us proud.

Published 09 Jan 2016, 09:16 IST
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