'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
“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.
The ability to nurture life makes woman the most
powerful and strongest being. She can play different roles with ease be it that
of a dutiful wife, obedient daughter,
or adoring sister.
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.
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
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.
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.