Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Give equal space to women everywhere

The best way to celebrate the International Women's Day is to honour women and give them equal space in all activities of life. We celebrate March 8 as the International Women's Day. Women are creators, builders, developers, teachers, mothers, sisters and daughters. The wealth, peace, well-being, happiness, affection, love and bonhomie are found in the houses where women are respected and given their due. The movement of women's emancipation was first started by the great social reformer Rajaram Mohun Roy in our country. It was his effort that the Sati Pratha was abolished in our country. In the fourteenth century, William Shakespeare had said,"Frailty Thy Name is Woman". In those days, the women were considered weak and frail. All sorts of atrocities were committed against them. But now the time has changed and women are no longer less accomplished in any field of life than men. They have won several medals in Olympics and left the male members in the field of education, sports, entertainment, medicine, banking, politics, science and technology far behind. The government of the day has also launched several programmes and policies to promote the interests of women. Beti Bachao and Beti Badhao is one of the most popular programmes for the promotion, protection and education of the girl child. Female infanticide has been made illegal and treated as a criminal act. It has been done to protect the girl child. If the female infanticide was not made illegal, the gap between sex ration of men and women would have widened more and more, though it is still imbalanced. The number of man is more than the number of woman as the data show per thousand people. Though we have been living in patriarchal society where men dominate the women, the time has changed with the spread of education and awareness among the women. The village Panchayat can no longer pass order in favour of men to establish their supremacy. Bihar is the first state in India which provided 50 per cent reservation for women in Panchayat elections. This step is meant for promoting and giving power to women. The modern and progressive society can only be possible when men and women are treated equally. The woman is called the first teacher of her children. That is why the govt. must pay utmost attention towards the education of girl students in school, college and university. Their safety and security must also be taken care of by the govt. The increasing crime against women must stop forthwith. As long as there is fear and havoc among the women, the society cannot develop. Our country has seen the valour, talent, merit and excellence of the celebrated women like Jhansi Ki Rani Laxmi Bai, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Lilly Singh,Neerja Bhanot, Lata Mangeshkar and Sarojini Naidu in their respective fields. Their quality and ability in their respective fields are unmatchable. No man can match their achievement. In the present day India, the women in the field of sports like Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Dipa Karmakar , MC Mary Kom, PT Usha, Karnam Malleshwari, Anju Bobby George, PV Sindhu and others have made the country proud. It has been seen that for the last 10 years women have come on top in almost all competitive examinations of the country. Women can do anything which so far has been considered as the man's domain. No society can claim to be civilized until and unless it pays respect to the women. We are Hindus and Durga, Laxmi, Saraswati, Kali and others are our Goddesses. All are womenfolk. In this backdrop if we don't respect our mothers, sisters and daughters in society, we are committing sin. So, the govt. of the day must start taking administrative steps to provide full proof security to women along with awareness in the society to pay respect to them. Apart from these measures, the Govt. of the day must take special initiative to pass Women's Reservation Bill, which has been hanging in balance for years.

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