The ninth Inspirational Woman that we have today is Kamla Chaudhary, who was a short story writer and one of the 15 lady members of the Consitutent Commitee that drafted the Constitution of India.
During the 1930 Civil disobedience movement, Chaudhry joined the Indian National Congress. Since then she was actively involved in the Indian Independence Movement and was imprisoned by the British authorities multiple times. She acted as the Senior Vice-chairperson during the 54th session of the All India Congress Committee. She was an elected member of the Constituent Assembly of India and after the constitution was adopted she served as a member of the Provincial Government of India till 1952. She was also a member of the Uttar Pradesh State Social Welfare Advisory Board. Kamla was actively involved in working for the upliftment of the masses. She worked for girls education in villages and backward areas and assisted the Khadi and Village Industries.
In 1962, Chaudhry became a member of the 3rd Lok Sabha after winning the 1962 Indian general election from Hapur as an official candidate of the INC.She defeated her nearest rival by a margin of 28,633 votes. Four collections of her stories; Unmaad (1934), Picnic (1936), Yatra (1947) and Bel Patra were published. Gender discrimination, exploitation of peasants and poor condition of widows were main themes in her works.
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I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.
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