"It felt like I had reached the peak of Everest"

DHANGADHI: Nepal's Uma Devi Badi has been listed in BBC's 100 Women of 2018 published on Monday.

Uma Devi Badi is a prominent leader of the Badi movement and also a Provincial Assembly member of Sudurpaschim Province. She represents the Nepali Congress.

BBC has published the list of 100 women from around the world who have played an inspirational or influential role in their fields of work.

Uma Devi made it to the BBC list in recognition of her work related to upliftment of Badi community, who were considered "untouchable" by the society. She contributed towards changing that attitude towards the community and its people.

After being listed along with other influential women of the world, Badi shared that it felt like she had reached the peak of Everest. She also stated that she owed this recognition to Badi community and the society that she lives in.

BBC made the selection from amongst women leaders, social activists, actors, writers, entertainers, artists, students, professors, lawyers, doctors, fashion designers, among others from across the world. Girls and women between the ages 15 to 94 have been included in the list from 60 countries of the world.

BBC publishes the list of 100 Women every year.