BY: GAYATRI ROUT, CLASS: IX E
There is always a day marked to promote something or someone who is lagging behind, who has never been cared for or has no meaning in the society. That ‘someone’ is very important yet forgotten. That ‘someone’, is in everyone’s life in various forms. That ‘someone’ is women.
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. ‘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.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. Countries around the world celebrate IWD to give credit to the economic, political and social achievements of women and to show respect to their contributions in the development of their countries. 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.
This day has been immensely helping the society, to head towards complete gender equality and broad and healthy minded people. It’s a vision of every pure and strong mind to have no such day as ‘International Women’s Day’, in the future because; there’ll be men and women working at the same platform as if there was no negligence of women ever in the society and everyone will have the same love, care and positive thoughts for women as they had for men in centuries.
To me, this is why marking International Women’s Day is so important. It’s a chance for so many people to move beyond “celebrating” and take action to create meaningful and sustainable change for women.
“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”. Eleanor Roosevelt