'Woman'- is a word that conjures up a lot of images in our minds and brings out varied emotions as selfless love, nurturing and caring attitude. Who is a woman? The dictionary meaning of a woman is adult female human but this definition cannot do justice to the role of woman. A woman is much more than these words. Read on to find more about the significance of Women’s Day celebration.
Understanding a Woman
“A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” Understanding a woman is a mystery and it needs lots of perseverance and knowledge. A woman is the epitome of love, sacrifice, care and ability to nurture life.
The quality of a woman can be understood with these thoughts “If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering there are men at the base.” Such is the power of a woman.
Women Down the Ages VS Women Now
Women down the ages were not given their due respects yet they went on without complaints. Women since time immemorial had powers to bring a change. Women fought with all odds to emerge as a winner. History is replete with examples of courageous women like Lakshmibai, Indira Gandhi, Hellen Keller and so on.
Women now are more empowered and aware of their rights and the society has accepted their stand. The society is changing and paving way for the growth of the women. The changes can be seen in the fields of education, healthcare, equality and job opportunity. The new decade has seen a marked change in attitude towards women at large. Women have made strides in every field like politics, space exploration.
Relevance of Women’s Day Celebration
The International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March all over the world. This is not just another day but it is a day to appreciate and give respect to all the women who are the essence of our lives. This day is a day to honour the life, grit and determination of women. These words of Charles Malik, former President of United Nations General Assembly aptly sum up the role of women “The fastest way to change society is to mobilise women of the world.” Legislations are made so that women get equal opportunities.
Need for Women’s Day Celebration
This day is the need for the hour as it is a time for introspection. This day has been recognised by United Nations General Assembly as a means of recognizing the contribution of women to the society. There is now increased participation of women in different areas such as policy making. Women have showed that if not superior; they are equal to men in all fields and taking tough decisions.
Women’s Day Celebrations
Many countries have declared 8th March as official holiday and some countries have declared it as holiday for women. Men show love and respect to the women in their lives on this day. Thousands of events are held all over the world on Women’s Day. It is a day to inspire women and promote the cause of social equality. In India women’s organizations, NGO’s take part in women’s Day celebration by staging plays, organising seminars, giving awards to women achievers.
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