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International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day is also observed in support of taking action against gender inequality around the world.

The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first international women’s day gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

It is a day to celebrate womanhood. All around the world this day is looked as respecting women in every walk of life. It is a day to honor the different roles played by women as a mother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, co employee or associate.

It is a day of joy, happiness and celebration by men in home, work, office or associates to show their appreciation to women folks for their presence and contribution in the society.

Women are strong, powerful and invincible. A special day is indeed a necessity to celebrate women’s achievement in every aspect of life. Whether she’s a teacher, homemaker, economist, engineer or a pioneer, women have been making world a better place with their infinite strength, determination and belief. As all women come together, significant activities are witnessed worldwide to celebrate women’s achievements.

International women’s day also has colors for the day. The three colors are purple, green and white. Purple signifies justice and dignity, green symbolizes hope and white represents purity.

Another aspect of women's day is to empower women by focusing on gender equality. A society is better when women are given equal respect and are not taken for granted. In the past, women were restricted in homes and were not permissible to step out of the house for work and their household responsibilities was their only area of work. But with time society has undergone many changes. The present generation trust and values women with great responsibility.

Now, women are given equal opportunity at work and are allowed to stand among and at times ahead of men in many fields. Women today have begun realizing their strengths and abilities are ready to step out of their homes, contributing to the success of their home and the entire society.

Women are entering into every field and are making success in all of them proving what they are capable of. The participation of women is the most effective way to lift communities, companies, and countries.

The modern women are no longer dependent on men. She is independent and self-confident in every aspect and is capable of doing everything equal to men. We have to accept that both women and men contribute equally to the betterment of the home and society. Women are the one who brings life. And every woman is extraordinary, no matter where she works whether it’s a home or office.

They are making a difference to the world around her, and most importantly, they play a vital role in the upbringing of children and making a home. Our responsibility is to honor and appreciate the women who are making success in their lives and bringing success into the life of other women and those around her.

To conclude, it feels nice to have a day to celebrate the achievements of women. Thus, on this international women’s day, let’s recognize the significance of women in our lives and on society and inspire them for greater future achievements. As they can contribute equally to the home, society, and nation.


Authored by

Divya Lal


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