A mother and a daughter were living in the Bhandara District of Maharashtra were attacked and seriously wounded by a tiger. Despite being wounded they fought back and drove the tiger back into the forest. Another woman who needed a Disability Certificate from the Chief Medical Officers’ office had to take her handicapped child to the office in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. She was unable to get any means of transporting him, so she carried him on her back all the way from her home to the office. The pictures of this incident are circulating on the social media. In both these incidents women are central characters. And they make us aware of the immense strength women possess. The courage of these women is spellbinding and inspirational for all women. India has seen many brave queens in the past, and the same heritage has continued to our times is what these incidents highlight.
Even the roar of a caged tiger is blood-chilling, but these brave women though wounded fought back an attacking tiger and forced him to flee into the forest. This required remarkable bravery in fact they showed the fighting ability of a tigeress! Else these feats were impossible. It shows that occasionally when the time demands a woman can take the form of ‘Durga’ and similarly to help her family she toils and even goes beyond her bodily abilities. The thought that comes to mind is, will even strong wrestlers have the ability to do what these three women did? They show society what should be the ideal action when faced with such difficult and impossible challenges in life!
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