DR. VEDHA SURENDRA
Few words by Awardee:
Teaching in a Womenâ€™s college and being a woman myself, I strongly advocate empowering women through education. I constantly advocate my students to adorn themselves with as much education and degrees as possible because education is the gateway for opportunities. I insist that they have to be monetarily independent to garner reverence and to sustain in the biased society. Most of my writings highlight the predicament of women in this patriarchal society. I believe in gender equality and perceive a world where both the genders can reign and flourish in exemplary acceptance of regarding each other as equals. People who have read my work especially women, identity themselves at least in one strain of my poems and gather strength to fight, to move ahead with a new vigor because that is the shout out of my writingsâ€¦ â€œNot to accede defeat but to muster up courage, persevere, break the shackles of the unjust gender bias, emerge a free person, to prove our mettle and finally to proclaim aloud WE ARE CREATED EQUALS!!
* Won In poetry writing on FB( Penmancy)
* Best Performer in Creative Writing( Henry Harvard Education)