Para-athlete, climate activist among Indian women on BBC’s top 100 for 2020

By: PTI | London |

November 24, 2020 8:21:20 pm

Climate activist Ridhima Pandey and para athlete Manasi Joshi

Indian para-athlete and current para-badminton world champion Manasi Joshi and climate activist Ridhima Pandey are among four Indian women to be included in the ‘BBC 100 Women 2020′ list released on Tuesday.

The list, which celebrates inspirational and influential women across the globe from high profile names to unsung heroes, also includes 82-year-old Bilkis Bano for leading a peaceful protest against the new citizenship law and Isaivani for breaking male domination in the field of Tamil Nadu’s Gaana singing.

“In a year of unprecedented turbulence, this year’s theme is ?How Women Led Change in 2020’ and celebrates some of the scientists, public health experts, and healthcare workers who have helped us weather the storm of the global pandemic, as well as women from other industries who have all been leaders of change in their own way ? from politicians, lawyers and architects to actors, writers, athletes, singers and those who have sought to improve the lives of others in their community,” the BBC said in a statement.

The worldwide list includes Sanna Marin, who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government; Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films; and Sarah…

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