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Happy International Women's Day 2017

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Salute to all women for their resilience, patience, hard work and contribution to this Forum

Wishing a Happy Women’s Day
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No one has the power to make you feel inferior,

I feel you are the most superior,


The world does not even know the power you possess,


The distance you have travelled,


You are the one, who has made the world so beautiful,


The world wants to celebrate your wonderful presence on this earth,


Enjoy your day specifically built to bring in light your hard-hitting struggle,


Cheers to the whole female fraternity!!


Often we leave our appreciation unspoken!2day we all say Happy Women’s Day!!

Source: WhatsApp message

 
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International Women’s Day: Google doodle celebrates work of 13 remarkable women

Rukmini Devi Arundale, a Bharatanatyam exponent, was the only Indian in the list of 13 personalities that Google showcased in its doodle.


Google’s latest doodle is a tribute to all the women on the occasion of International Women’s Day being celebrated on March 8. Instead of the traditional picture/video formats, Google has gone for a creative photo slideshow of sorts this time, invoking those women who have broken new ground in their field of expertise.

The first slide shows a grandmother narrating a bedtime story to her granddaughter that involves many of the female pioneers and their accomplishments in life. The subsequent slides are portraits of some of these pioneers and their work as we traverse through the imagination of the little girl. The 13 women who have been showcased in the doodle through art are Lotfia ElNadi, Ida B Wells, Ada Lovelace, Sally Ride, Lina Bo Bardi, Cecilia Grierson, Frida Kahlo, Miriam Makeba, Olga Skorokhodova, Halet Cambel, Lee Tai-young, Rukmini Devi Arundale and Suzanne Lenglen. Arundale, the only Indian in the list, was a Bharatanatyam dancer and a choreographer who was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956.

Read more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/tr...nal-womens-day-rukmini-devi-arundale-4559592/
 
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[h=1]Here’s a close look at International Women’s Day history[/h]Women today are at par with men. Whether it's aviation, medical, engineering, hospitality, teaching, politics, media, racing or any other profession, there is probably no arena where women have not marked their presence yet, and have not excelled. Not to forget, they have managed all this while pushing the rigid social barriers over the years, and nurturing a family in the role of a wife, sister, mother or friend.

For all their countless achievements, endless struggles, fights for equal rights, International Women's Day is a small gesture to celebrate this big feat. Let's take a look at the history of this dayRecommended By Colombia

It all started when National Women's Day was celebrated in United States on February 28th, 1909. The Socialist Party of America marked this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where women protested against the pathetic working conditions. From here, there was no looking back.

In 1910, the Socialist International meeting in Copenhagen established a Women's Day, to honour the movement for women's rights, including the right to vote in political elections. This proposal was also greeted with unanimous approval by the International Women's Conference that was held in the same year, and had over 100 women from 17 countries. No date was finalised for the day yet, but a wave of change had surely kicked in.

The Copenhagen initiative helped to take the matter to the next level. The International Women's Day was marked for the first time on 19 March 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. It witnessed participation of more than one million women and men who attended the rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded women's rights to work, vocational training and an end to discrimination on the job. It caused a major uproar, and witnessed people (irrespective of their gender) coming together to support the movement.

International Women's Day also became a way to protest against the World War I. Women held rallies in large numbers across Europe and Russia to express their solidarity with other activists, and denounce the war.

The year of 1917 witnessed another significant movement, women in Russia went on strike for "Bread and Peace" on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar). They demanded the end of World War I, Russian food shortages, and downfall of czarism. What happened next, made history! Four days later, the Czar was finally dethroned, and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.

And from 1975, United Nations began celebrating on March 8.

Though, the ideal scenario for women is yet to arrive, and the road ahead is still not perfect. Women across the world are still battling for their rights, and the struggle continues. But it's not the time to get bogged down by anything. International Women's Day is a reminder of the struggles women have gone through since centuries, and an inspiration to keep fighting for what is right.

More power to you all!

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...l-womens-day-history/articleshow/57496085.cms
 
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