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Epic Channel celebrates india’s female heroes on international women’s day

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MUMBAI: Celebrating International Women’s Day, India Ka Apna Infotainment- EPIC has created a riveting programming line-up from its rich content library. Airing on 8th March from 12.30pm onwards, the exciting line-up will include episodes from some of EPIC’s flagship shows- ‘UMEED INDIA’, ‘EPIC KE DUS’ and ‘PEHLI’.

Inspiring tales of courage and determination of iconic Indian women who played extraordinary roles across politics, sports, armed forces, science among other fields populate the day’s line-up that features famous personalities along with long forgotten heroes.

The most acclaimed in the line-up is a series on the trail blazers and pioneers that points the spotlight on the first women to break various glass ceilings and make their mark in domains that were once exclusively male dominated. The episodes from this show will have personalities like Kiran Bedi – the first woman IPS officer, Sarojini Naidu – the first Indian woman governor, Indira Gandhi – India’s first woman prime minister, PT Usha – first Indian woman to reach Olympic final, Bachendri Pal - first Indian woman to reach Mount Everest to name a few amongst other achievers.

Tastefully shot, with intimate conversations, supplemented with rare archival footage; Pehli is an overdue tribute to the exceptional women it features.

The line-up shifts from the shining stars to the torch bearers of glorious stories in the making, with episodes from the very popular sports show – Umeed India; hosted by India’s swashbuckling former opening batsman, Virender Sehwag; who introduces some of India’s brightest sportspersons who are vying for Olympic glory in 2020. Featuring in this series are the stories of India’s first female bronze medal wrestler - Sakshi Malik, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, javelin throw player Annu Rani, sprinter and national champion Dutee Chand.

The curated line-up wraps up with an episode from EPIC Ke Dus that features 10 extraordinary women who played a significant part in shaping the fabric of the country.

EPIC with its impressive volume of quality and path-breaking programming based on India, has earned a loyal viewer base since its inception. Their shows are acquired by powerhouses of content like Netflix which airs shows like Stories by Rabindranath Tagore; Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan to name a few.

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