A tribute to Women on International Women’s day

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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  1. I am not allowed to touch
    I am not allowed to enter
    Trimbakeshwar temple.
    But you said highest level of
    Respect has been given to women.
    You said my protection and
    Safety is your sacred duty.
    You are there to give respect
    My right to equal opportunities,
    A dignified life. I failed
    To understand what type of
    International Women’s day
    You are observing here.

  2. My mother is talking
    To me.
    How much longer
    Am I going to
    Ignore her?

    I am not giving
    Permission to my mother
    To do and to pursue
    Whatever she dreams.

    My mother is a
    Musical superstar
    Of my life
    That I have forgotten
    On this day, alas!

  3. A woman is telling on this day like this ;
    Make the street safe
    If you really want
    To empower me.
    Provide proper education
    To all if you really
    Want to save me from
    The evil people of the society.

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