There is no denying the fact that women are the true apostles of love, care, tolerance and reverence. She is the real precursor of civilisation. Sometimes, she is a mentor in the role of a mother, sister, teacher, wife. At other times, she confronts all the odds of life courageously.
For ages, women have played their role in establishing and evolving cultures and nations. Women are less stereotyped nowadays. They have asserted their individuality in every nook and corner of the world. They have carved their niche in every walk of society.
Today, a woman is educated, and economically independent. They command attention and respect in this male chauvinistic world. In this era of globalisation, women have even proved their mettle overseas. Women today are very much confident in articulating their rights. From technology to astronomy to the medical sciences, women have made their presence felt in every field.
In addition to this, today’s women are decision makers, be it in nation building, career development, or raising her child. They are well-acquainted with every kind of knowledge required to run families, businesses and nations.
If we look at Indian society, we’ll see that it’s very orthodox. A particular section of the society still opposes women from pursuing their dreams. According to them, women should stay inside the four walls of a home. But those days are gone. Today’s women are not just ‘home-makers’; they are connoisseurs, globetrotters, leaders, architects, doctors.
Like I said before, women have made their presence felt in every sphere of life. We have so many women to look up to – Razia Sultan, Kalpana Chawla, Indira Gandhi, etc. If we look at the corporate world, we can see a number of women CEOs. Women have put in enormous effort to construct spaces of their own.
To conclude, I would like to say that today’s women have awakened and are articulate about their rights. They have incorporated their talents in every walk of life. No nation can survive without realising and recognising the worth of women. My salute to women who have shown such tenderness, love, devotion and sacrifice.
I would like to recite a few lines to honour women across the world:
Tu shikhar hai, faraaz hai kaam tera, tere aage aasman aur bhi hai (You are the peak, elevation is your job, there’s a larger horizon in front of you).
Proud to be a woman.