Empowering Women in India – Neetu Garg

Neetu Garg lives at Gurgaon. She is followed by 57,000 people on twitter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Cabinet Ministers Rajnath Singh, and Amit Shah follow her on twitter. Neetu writes about politics and women empowerment. Her father had just done his eighth standard. However, he wished to get his girl child educated. “Those were hard days. We did not have a school bus and one had to walk several kilometers to go to school. I hail from a small town known as Thanabhawan in Shamli District (Western Uttar Pradesh). My MCA was from Kurukshetra University. I worked in HCL Technologies for a few years. This gave me an opportunity to do an onsite activity at Texas (USA). This was followed by a stint in Satyam Computers. I am with IBM for the past 13 years and more. My father, Nathiram Garg, was an ardent supporter of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh,” stated Neetu while talking about herself and her work.

Neetu's native place is named after the Devi Bhawan Temple. Thanabhawan is home to several temples. Every year a grand mela is organised in worship of Gogaji, a folk deity, who is worshipped in Northern India. He is a warrior hero who is venerated as a saint and a snake god. According to local belief, he protects against snake bites. Gogaji carries a spear, and his mount is a blue horse. Ancient folklores say that Goga was born with the blessings of Gorakhnath. He had given Gugal fruit to Goga's mother, Bachhal, and this was to be later used while naming him. Another belief is that he was called Goga, because of his remarkable service to cows (Gou in Sanskrit). Thanabhawan is also home to other temples like Jassu Wala, Ashram Panchtirthi and Jahar Veer Goga Ji Maadhi.

The Nationalist created her identity through her blogs. She has been campaigning for nationalist causes and for the Prime Minister since 2014. Neetu Garg has successfully created her social media identity and is now pursuing her work in the corporate world and politics as well. She has travelled widely, and the northeast is very familiar to her. Neetu is keen to work for the country and she was a part of ‘Modi Once More’ campaigning in 2019. Her work and commitment gave the opportunity to witness the swearing ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during 2019.

Neetu Garg believes in smart work in the interest of the society. She spends her entire weekends for the nation. This lady nation builder says that women are builders of culture. She is of the firm view that an educated woman will ensure that the family is educated well. “Women will ensure that the next generation is benefitted. In any case, women are half the population and therefore it is important that they are empowered. I tell my fellow women to follow their passion. They must do so, irrespective of the fact whether they are working or not. It will make a difference in their day-to-day life. Every woman should have a positive outlook and apart from all this, it is mandatory to have social skills. Personal branding helps a lot. We should also link up with like-minded people and exchange knowledge. Linking up is not partying or hanging out. The Bharatiyanari (Indian woman) must reach a high level. I get to see women juggling with their professional and personal lives. A vacuum gets created if they do not follow their passion,” smiled Neetu.

The passionate nationalist is a continuous learner, and she recommends lifelong learning. She wants people to acquire knowledge from others and she states that it is only possible through observation and interaction. Neetu skills and upgrades herself every year and feels that it is applicable for everyone. “Skilling helps and if you do not upgrade, someone will just whizz past. Bonding helps and I have seen people reach out to me much after the completion of a project. I never say no at any time and this attitude makes me busy even during the weekend. In fact, I did something for a colleague for 6 hours on a Saturday. You see, one may or may not get a direct benefit but will build an everlasting bond. Social networking helps one to connect with like-minded people. It is definitely beneficial. Please visit http://www.neetugarg.com. I created this in order to ensure that things are shared through a proper channel. We must grab opportunities in order to progress. News has to reach the last person in the last mile. Connections are extremely important,” added the Nationalist. Neetu Garg works hard. She works well into the night and does not take off. Work from home made her even busier.

The ardent nationalist took off to Leh in Ladakh. This was after the region was made into a Union Territory. She was astonished to see the infrastructural development. It had been more than her expectations. Neetu and her family was bowled over.

Neetu Garg spoke about her recent visits and her viewpoints, “I am an advocate of diversity and inclusion. It is now or never for women. I mentor, support and coach women. They need it. Especially because they have even bigger responsibilities. They must attend to their homes, kids and work too. It is now the era of the MAXIMUM WOMAN.”

Mr. Rajesh Govindarajulu is one of the founding members of the Verandah Club Pvt. Ltd. He is a leading columnist, historian, jeweler, entrepreneur, and a heritage enthusiast who is earnestly working to revive the past in the light of the present. Experiential learning about the history of Coimbatore is his main course of interest and he is also a panel member of many colleges in the city.


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