Previous Mrs India Globe Works towards Village Women Education
Bir Kaur Dhillon, an Indian-origin model from Patiala and settled in Vancouver, Canada focuses herslef on the upliftment of village women through education.
Ex-Punjabi resident, holder of the Mrs India Globe title in 2013, wants to use the new platform to highlight social issues there. Bir along with her sister Rose Khera founded and launched the "WOWW foundation" (Women on Women Welfare) in 2013, to keep in line with the cause of women empowerment.
The model, social activist, and philanthropist, Bir, is also considering jumping into the political arena in Canada. She has already adopted three Punjab villages (Kheri Gujran, Haji-Majra, and Ablowal) and two Haryana villages (Soortiya and Sukhchain) for her project and is looking forward to adopt more ones using funds generated by her beauty pageants.
"Empowerment of women is an important issue all over the world, including India. Many agencies of United Nations have emphasized that gender issue is to be given utmost priority. . . . This new phenomenon has also given economic power to women for which they were earlier totally dependent on males. Economically independent women feel more confident about their personal lives," she points out.