Empowering Women Once Again
Every day she comes home tired after a long day’s work. Boss’ comments, heavy files, deadlines are still running through her head. As she comes, she proceeds towards the kitchen to prepare dinner for the entire family without properly taking a moment for herself.
Every morning she wakes up at early hours when everyone sleeps safe and sound. She fills water in the buckets that are larger than her. The Clock is cruel to her. The kitchen awaits her early morning. She packs her children’s tiffins and her husband’s lunchbox while getting both her children and her husband ready simultaneously. She knows where the socks are. She knows where the tie is. She knows her busy day has started.
This women’s day make a small gesture that may make her smile. Make her a cup of tea and let her know that she is special. Give her the respect she deserves. This woman’s day, make her a cup of tea sweetened by the emotions of your heart.
It was on 28th February 1909, when the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in the United States. Moreover, it was only during 1975 when the UN (United Nations) started celebrating this day on the 8th of March every year. Celebrating Women’s Day is a way of feeling and showing gratitude to each and every woman in one’s life, be it in professionally or personally.
This day called proudly as “International Women’s day” celebrates the unique strength of women that is hard to find in the entire human existence. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements.
Let us celebrate the incredible strength of women to strengthen the foundation of society. Let’s take a look at these famous Indian women. These achievers from India will inspire you to chase your dreams until they come true.
- Arunima Sinha: She is the first female amputee to scale Mount Everest and Mount Vinson. She was a national level volleyball player who was pushed from a running train by some robbers in 2011 while she was resisting them. As a result, one of her legs had to was amputated below the knee. Despite being an amputee, Arunima fueled her desire to conquer the highest peaks in the world with hard work and steady focus, turning into a hugely inspirational figure. In 2015, Arunima was conferred the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in India.
- Dipa Karmakar: An excellent example of how hard work always triumphs inborn talent, Dipa made gymnastics a household topic in India. Mind you that is not an easy feat in a country obsessed with cricket. When she perfectly landed the Produnova vault, she caught the imagination of the entire country. She has more than 77 medals to her name at state, national, and international levels. In 2017 Arunima was conferred the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in India.
- Tania Sachdev: She really is a beauty with brains. The World Chess Federation (FIDE) International Master and Woman Grandmaster, needs no introduction. She started playing chess when she was just six years old. And as she grew older, so did her list of achievements. She is the eighth Indian chess player to become the Grandmaster. In a supposedly men’s game, Tania made a very strong mark of her own and has shunned all those arguments who doubted her. In 2009, Tania was conferred the Arjuna Award, India’s highest sporting honour.
- INSV Tarini Team: The six women crew of INSV Tarini undertook the task of circumnavigating the globe, as part of Indian navy’s Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition. It was first ever circumnavigation of the globe by all-women Indian crew. It was aimed to demonstrate thrust of India’s Nari Shakti or women power on a global platform. In 2017, Tarini Team was conferred prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar.
- Indra Nooyi: She is an Indian-born American business executive who served as the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, one of the largest foods and beverage businesses in the world for more than two decades. Nooyi is one of the top female executives in the United States and is consistently ranked among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
Indian women have walked shoulder to shoulder with men, even leaving them behind with many glorious achievements in diverse fields. These great women of India bring us the hope that every girl has the potential to achieve whatever she wants to.
Best wishes for your special day! Live, Laugh and Love!