**Bhubaneswar: ** For celebrating the spirit of womanhood and saluting the aspiring women of Odisha, OMMCOM NEWS has re-visited some special stories on this international women’s’ day to strengthen the brand philosophy of progressive thinking and salutes to those women who have been beacons of change for others in the society.
1: Now, The Sky’s No Limit For This Odia Lady
Bhubaneswar: Capturing the skies as a commander in a leading commercial airlines (Air Arabia), based in Dubai with a doting husband and a son, life seems to be too perfect for Madhusmita Patnaik, the first Odia lady to be a flight commander in an international airlines.
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2: Woman Banker Quits Job To Become Sarpanch, A Role Model For Many
Berhampur: A small village in Ganjam suddenly shot into limelight because of the mettle of a woman, Arati Devi, the youngest Sarpanch in India. A woman brought revolution in a small village in Ganjam district within a short span of four years.
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3: Blindness No Bar: Odisha Girl Cracks OPSC
Bhubaneswar: She cannot see with her eyes, but that did not stop her from visualising a dream and working hard to make it come true.
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4: Wheelchair-Bound Shruti Mohapatra Shaping Destinies Of Differently Abled People
Bhubaneswar: “Build your house from the bricks that others throw on you,” is the punchline of the tireless crusader, Shruti Mohapatra, an established social activist, who has helped many to stand firmly on their feet in spite of moving on a wheel chair herself.
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5: Niroja Laxmi: Mother Of A Different Kind
Bhubaneswar: Sujata Sahu, a student of BJB Junior College, one of the prestigious colleges in the state, is not just any other teenager studying in a college. Her parents are imprisoned on murder charges in Nayagarh jail, and she was brought to Bhubaneswar by Niroja Laxmi.
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6: Lady ‘Singham’ Single-Handedly Dares Violent Mob
Balasore: When the mob was turning out of control after a PCR van hit a person at the Police Line Chhak in Balasore town, IIC Prangya Mohanty reached there on receiving the information and single-handedly controlled the violent mob till more forces joined in.
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7: This Able Woman Deserves A Salute
Bhubaneswar : Manjulata Panda,aged 38 has proved that a strong will and hard labour are more significant than eyesight to acquire advance academic knowledge and become the first visually impaired woman in Odisha to achieve a PhD.
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8: Meet The ‘Akira’ Of Capital City
Bhubaneswar: Three bike-borne youths came, waylaid a girl, snatched her mobile phone, necklace and money purse and sped their vehicle but the girl chased, hit them from rear and then thrashed them in front of hundreds of onlookers before forcing them to leave behind the looted items and their motorcycle. This seems like a script of a Bollywood film but it’s NOT. It happened here in the heart of Capital City and the ‘Akira’ girl won hearts of many and an award for her inspiring act.
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9: Double Delight For Odisha: After Dutee, Srabani Nanda Qualifies For Rio 2016 Olympics
Bhubaneswar: In yet another glory for Odisha, promising Odia sprinter Srabani Nanda qualified for 2016 Rio Olympic after meeting the qualification mark at XXVI International Meeting G.Kosanov Memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Sunday.
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