By Amarendra Mohanty
Gandhiji had said, ‘Intellectually, mentally, and spiritually, woman is equivalent to a male and she can participate in every activity.”
Operating system in computing world does multitasking for better efficiency and the system stops working without an operating system. Our women are the best in multitasking i.e managing home, taking care of kids, working, cooking and serving. They play different roles like mother, daughter, friend, wife and sister. I believe they are the best managers even without doing a MBA from B-Schools. A nation can’t grow without empowering women. Women’s power is Nation’s power and women are the real architects of society.
From ancient to this day their contribution to social change and awareness has been immense.When India was fortunate to have very many numbers of women leaders that led our freedom movement and even our militant patriotism like Gita Mukherjee and Aurna Asaf Ali, our national flag was created by our women freedom fighters, defined and presented to the nation by unfurling which we had become a Republic. Post independence we had many great women like Indira Gandhi who was not only our Prime Minster, but also the ablest leader of NAM. Our national respect for women had promoted Pratibha Patil as the first women President of India. Meira Kumar and Sumitra Mahajan are instances of how women have time and again presided over our Parliament after independence.
Then question comes why women are still suffering with respect to dowry harassment,domestic violence,eve teasing and gender discrimination.
It’s time to introspect and respect to the women. We need a revolution to achieve gender equality and to defend women’s rights. Let us create awareness on equal status of both men and women in making and leading India as a part of the globe.
Hope this year’s theme, ‘Pledge for Parity’ emphasizes the idea that gender equality shouldn’t just be a mere slogan but would be reality.
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