International Women’s Day is not about asserting the dominance of one gender over the other. Conversely, it’s christened to commemorate the contribution of women in the socio- political sphere as well as in global peace and security, to celebrate their very existence and to express our gratitude for their presence in our lives.
With the same agenda in mind, IARE set out to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March 2021 by conferring the Woman Achiever Award to Professor, Dr. D Shobha Rani, Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IARE) for her contribution to research, administration and academics to mark the International Women’s Day.
Participating in the function, Smt. M Parnika advised women to learn karate or some other form of self-defense to protect themselves. She also emphasized on the fact that a woman is the epitome of tenderness, care, and wisdom and that we should love and value them. Also, a woman should never compromise with her individuality and strive to hone her skills. IARE Principal Dr. L V Narasimha Prasad added that Women should be given equal opportunities in the field of education and that they should refrain from early marriages. In Addition to that, A lot of events and games were also organized to commemorate WOMENHOOD as a part of which all the female faculty and students who won were also bestowed with prizes.
The purpose behind celebrating this day is to promote peace with women's rights. While every day is a women's day, this particular day is marked to honor all the women and their achievements regardless of the divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. The world is celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 today. Time and again, women have proved their worth by excelling in every field and bringing pride. They are not just powerful leaders in the economic and political domain but rule in sports, entertainment and other categories as well. But do you know why International Women's Day is celebrated or how it started? Know what the reason behind this is.
International Women's Day stems from a workers' movement. It first emerged at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe, when in the year 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City demanding fewer hours in the job. Apart from this, they demanded that they should be given a better salary and also be given the right to vote. A year later, the Socialist Party of America declared this day as the first National Women's Day at the Socialist International meeting in Copenhagen. Throughout the years, many changes and new objectives are brought to further engrave the meaning of this day and in 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In it, Goal is Achieve gender equality and empowers all women and girls.
The theme for International Women's Day (8 March) this year is "#Choose To Challenge." The theme 'Choose To Challenge' aims to call our gender inequality and celebrate women's achievements. It seeks to spread awareness about the importance of choice.
International Women’s Day is marked by celebrating all aspects of a women's life. From being a housewife and taking care of her family to working as a professional outside home, the day aims to celebrate everything a woman does for her loved ones and for society. People celebrate this day by pampering the women in their lives and telling them how special they are. The day is also significant to make people aware of women's rights, safety and gender equality. Also, there are colours for this day-- purple, green and white. Purple signifies justice and dignity, green symbolizes hope and white represents purity.