From Sita in Ramayana to Rani Jhansi, does not only celebrate Women but also mark their contribution in bringing out the social change along with the awareness. Woman’s are intellectually, mentally and spiritually equivalent to male in every aspect of life and thus can participate in every activity of life.
To mark the importance of women in our Society and their contribution, International Women Day is celebrated on 8th March all across the globe. The day is declared as an official holiday in various countries such as China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. On this special day, men’s honor their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc by giving them flowers or small gift as a token of appreciation for their contribution in the society.
Every year the day is celebrated with a specific theme and this year the theme for this day is “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”.
This year, the day comes on the point of unrivalled universal movement for women’s right, their equality and justice. It has been observed that rural women are left behind in every aspect of development. So taking this forward, the UN Commission on the status of women, on this International Women Day will draw attention towards the development of rural women as they contribute to quarter of the world population.
The day is not affiliated with any specific group, but brings down the government, women’s organization and corporations together. International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900s with the main aim to achieve full gender equality for all the women across the world. The aim is still there to achieve as the gender pay gap still exists across the globe. According to World Economic Forum, it will still take 100 years before the equality gap between men and women disappears completely.
International Women’s Day in India
The implementation of new governmental project in the favor of women and girl child has lead to increase in the sex ratio of the country. According to the census of 2011 there are 940 females per 1000 males in the country. This change in the census reflects an upward trend from the previous census conducted in the year 2001. In the year 2001, there were 933 females to that of 1000 males. This shows a good sign that we are preventing gender biased sex selective elimination along with we are ensuring survival & protection of the girl child and education and participation of the girl child.
We have seen various improvements in the Indian society in the favor of females till date, and as per the modern Indian Society women are being the star performers and even challenging the males in politics. Their role in building up the family, society development is remarkable. Women’s are now emerging out of their traditional role, understanding there potential and now have started to take up major role in the walks of life.
To mark the day, National carrier Air India has announced that they will be operating flight on the Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata route with the entire women cockpit and cabin crew as a part of its celebration on the special occasion of International Women’s Day.
“We all can’t succeed, till the time half of us are held back. It’s high time now, we all should encourage every women out there to compete with the men of our society and thus bring out the change in this male dominating society.”
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