The two Gujarati women said they were inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message on women empowerment. They also encouraged other women to come forward to showcase their skills
Bardoli-Dandi (Gujarat): In an attempt to set a Guinness record two women from Gujarat's Bardoli ran backward for 13 hours. The duo completed a 53km-run on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The women sported running gear (T-shirts and track pants). The duo also said they were inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message on women empowerment. They also encouraged other women to come forward to showcase their skills.
Twinkle Thakar and Swati Thakar started off their run from Bardoli at around 5 pm on Tuesday (October 1) and finished the feat at 9pm the next day in Dandi. The pair have sent footage of their run to obtain a Guinness world record.
Twinkle told media," Me and Swati were not completely confident about the task, but later our family members motivated us. Our aim was to motivate women to come forward and showcase their skills. Each woman has some qualities, they just need someone's support to come forward."
Swati Thakar also spoke about her experience and said that she undertook this task after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid emphasis on women empowerment.
"Our Prime Minister is running programs on women empowerment. This task was in line with these programs. Every woman has some qualities and they just need to come forward and show their skills to the people," said Swati Thakar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the nation to recognise, celebrate, honour and felicitate the country's daughters through public ceremonies and on social media through BharatKiLaxmi campaign on his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat.
With ANI inputs
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Last Updated 3, Oct 2019, 12:02 PM