Washington: Highly impressed by the karate girl from Bihar whom she met during her trip to Kolkata in May, the US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, for the second time in less than a month, has shared her story with the audience here as to how confident and inspiring she was.
“One young girl, full of life, came up and asked me if I wanted to see her perform some karate moves, and I said of course. And the way she stood up, so straight and confident, the pride and accomplishment in her eyes, was so inspiring. This was a child who’d been born in a brothel to a young mother who had been forced and sold into prostitution. But when her mother finally escaped and took her daughter with her, they were out of harm’s way and finally able to make choices for themselves,” Clinton said while referring to her short-interaction with Poonam.