International; women’s day celebrated in all over the world. today to acknowledge the women and appreciate their achievements in various fields such as politics, economics, business, science etc. According to history international women’s day was first adopted by UN in 1977 it is observed on March 8 every year. It also observed to present the importance of gender equality. Moreover, International women’s day is also observed to understand and realize to pay respect to women in one’s life – your mother, sister, wife, daughter, relative, friend or colleague.
International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. Before the UN adopted this day as International Women’s Day, it was observed by socialist and communist countries. The day was initially celebrated as International Working Women’s Day and is believed to be held at a socialist-political event in New York City in the year 1909.
Later it accepted by other countries and created a new global dimension for women in developing sector. Here are some powerful women and their successful stories that inspire the entire India. Happy Women’s Day 2019!
- Lata Mangeshkar is a singer and music composer. She recorded more than thousand songs in Hindi and thirty six in regional languages. India’s highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was bestowed on her in 1989 by the Government of India. She is the second vocalist, she awarded by the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
- Susma swaraj the most politician and the current minister of external affair of India. A respected leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, She is the second woman to be India’s Minister of External Affairs, after Indira Gandhi. She has been elected seven times as a Member of Parliamentand three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.
- Indira nooyi is the CEO and president of pepsico. In her starting career in India, Nooyi appointed as product manager at Johnson & Johnson. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CEO in 2001. She has been addressed with prestigious Padma Bhushan for her business achievements and being an inspiration to India’s corporate leadership.
- Kiran bedi is the first women joining Indian police service in 1972. later in 2003, Kiran Bedi also became the first woman who was appointed as the United Nations Civil Police adviser.she is the most inspirational lady in India.
- Sania Mirza: The professional tennis player became the first ever Indian woman to win a Women’s Tennis Association(WTA) title in 2005. Later in 2015, Sania Mirza became the first Indian woman to be ranked no. 1 in WTA’s double rankings.
The women’s day spreads a message that is to think equally, being smart, innovative for change and have respect for women from the heart. Apart from focusing on women empowerment, it also emphasizes the gender equality. This year, it is “Think equal, build smart, and innovate for change”.