HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY

A POEM BY ME AND A TRIBUTE To THE WOMEN WHO CREATED HISTORY

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Celebrating Woman power.

She is the true symbol of love and dedication.
Her role as a mother gets universal appreciation. 
She is the epitome of Shakti- the power.
Her independence and security is the need of the hour. 
She is also a daughter, a sister and a wife.
With sheer determination, she overcomes all the obstacles in her life. 
Her greatest strength is her endurance to pain.
With each faltering step, she rises again.
An ideal woman is her family's strength,
To protect its honor, she will go to any length.
She has succeeded in reaching the sky.
Carved a niche for herself in this world, holding her head high. 

Happy Women's Day.

Good morning friends,

Happy International Women’s Day. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนโคโคโคโค๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ. Being a woman is never easy. Protecting ourselves from sexual predators, abusive marriage, jealous boyfriends, ex-boyfriends who turn into stalkers and blackmailers, spurned Romeos who throw acids on the women whom they claim to love, female infanticide and so on. Besides, in a typical patriarchal society, a woman’s freedom is completely restricted. She has no rights to perform the last rites of her dear one just because she’s a female. She’s considered impure, filthy when she menstruates and so treated like an untouchable, disgusting creature. But it’s ok to bleed on the First Night of her marriage which proves her chastity and that she had been a virgin. What kind of double standards is this?

Gone are the days when a man filed for a divorce, the woman was blamed for the failed marriage and when she filed for divorce, she was held responsible for the failed marriage. Her own family would advise her to bear everything silently and not try to wreck her family. Why? Why? Why? Now, men are getting paid back in their own coin. They are finding it difficult to find a bride. She’s financially independent and strong enough to raise her children on her own. Let’s stop talking about gender discrimination which isn’t limited to India, as the Western countries might think. It’s a universal problem and existed in the developed nations like the US, UK as well.

Let’s take a look at these ladies who have made womanhood proud. I am proud of them and equally proud to be a woman.

SAROJINI NAIDU

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Sarojini Naidu was an Indian political activist, feminist, and poet (nรฉe Chattopadhyay; 13 February 1879 โ€“ 2 March 1949). She was a crucial figure in the fight for India’s independence from colonial authority because she advocated for civil rights, women’s emancipation, and anti-imperialist beliefs. Moreover, she was the first Indian woman to hold the positions of president of the Indian National Congress and governor of an Indian state (United Provinces).

INDIRA GANDHI

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A politician and stateswoman from India, Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (nรฉe Nehru; 19 November 1917 โ€“ 31 October 1984) was the third prime minister of that country from 1966 to 1977 and again from 1980 until her murder in 1984. She served as the first and only female prime minister of India and was a key member of the Indian National Congress. Gandhi was the mother of Rajiv Gandhi, who took over as India’s sixth prime minister after her. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, who served as the country’s first prime minister. Gandhi has served as prime minister for 15 years and 350 days total, making her the second-longest serving leader in the nation after her father.

DROUPADI MURMU

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Droupadi Murmu, formerly Puti Biranchi Tudu, was born on June 20, 1958, and is a politician from India. She has been the Republic of India’s 15th President since 2022. She is the second woman after Pratibha Patil to hold the position and the first member of a tribal community to do so. Moreover, she was born in Independent India, making her the first President and the youngest person to hold the position. [2] [3] From 2015 until 2021, she also held the office of governor of Jharkhand. She has also held positions as the government of Odisha’s minister of state and a member of the Legislative Assembly from the state of Odisha.

KIRAN BEDI

The first woman in India to join the officer ranks of the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972, Kiran Bedi (born 9 June 1949) is an Indian social activist and former tennis player. From 28 May 2016 to 16 February 2021, she served as Puducherry’s 24th Lieutenant Governor. Before voluntarily retiring in 2007 as Director General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development, she worked for 35 years in the organisation.

DR.ANANDI GOPALRAO JOSHI

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The first Indian woman to receive a medical degree in western medicine was Dr. Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi (31 March 1865 โ€“ 26 February 1887). She was the first woman from India’s former Bombay presidency to study in the United States for two years and earn a degree in western medicine. [1] She was also known as Anandibai Joshi and Anandi Gopal Joshi (Gopal being her husband’s first name, Gopalrao.

I will continue the topic on women achievers tomorrow as well because the list is quite big and I am going to mention 15 more women ( all over the world.).

HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY.

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14 thoughts on “HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY

  1. Wow! Amazing post as always! Dear Aparna Happy Wome’s Day!
    You are a wonderful, intelligent women! Thank’s for share. It’s true being a woman itยดs a great thing.
    Have a lovely day full of the beautiful things makes you happy!!!

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  2. Happy women’s day ๐Ÿ’– dear Aparna ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน. You’re an inspirational lady with good knowledge and simplicity. I always admire you. Today is the special day for you my dear. I wish all your dreams ๐Ÿ’ญ come true ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’.

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  3. A beautiful poem, Aparna ji. Happy Womenโ€™s Day ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  4. Beautiful poem Aparna and Happy International Women’s Day to you too my friend. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ What a beautiful tribute! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Enjoy your day my friend.

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  5. What a wonderful poem and post, Aparna! Your poetry is par excellence with your prose!

    I especially loved the line – “With each faltering step, she rises again.” Bravo! โค

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