International Women's Day: Celebrating essence of womanhood
















By Dr Grace Pinto
Managing director
Ryan International Group of Institutions

Mar 8: March 8 draws the attention of the whole world on the International Women’s Day - a celebration of Womanhood. On this day, we celebrate the very essence of women and their commendable contribution towards society. It is the day to rejoice with women achievers for their accomplishments in diverse fields across the globe. The focus is on propagating unity and equality to create a gender equal world where women continue to face atrocities and discrimination around the world.

In spite of facing tremendous amount of pressure and hurdles on the pathway, women have broken the glass ceiling and emerged victorious. It is fascinating to note that women entrepreneurs all over are starting businesses at unprecedented rates. Women's wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) that encourages and facilitates women to showcase their talents, skills, experiences and energies across sectors, itself represents over 6,800 women entrepreneurs and professionals. We see a positive trend not only in entrepreneurship but also in almost all spheres of life where women are making a mark. However, there is still a huge scope for women empowerment and their upliftment.

Eleanor Roosvelt had beautifully said about the tremendous potential that a woman possesses, "A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Indeed, women are capable of achieving great things in life because they are blessed with unique traits such as intuition, courage, persistence and listening skills. Women are constantly fulfilling multiple roles and have incredible multi-tasking and networking abilities. They can connect more easily with people and tend to be more empathetic. With these gifts at hand and education that has opened up several new avenues for them, women can definitely make a positive impact on the socio-economic atmosphere in the society. Woman can bring about a change not only in her family but also in her community and society at large.

Remember that to be born as a woman is a blessing. God has bestowed upon women strength and dignity, wisdom and knowledge to do great and mighty things. The true essence of womanhood and her positive influence impacts generations to come. In this context, Helen Keller had wonderfully said, "When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." In order to realize her true self, I urge every woman firstly to shed off her low self-esteem and mediocrity and aspire for excellence with the gifts you are blessed with. You have all the potential with which you can be at the steer-wheel in every segment of our society and bring about a positive change.

This woman’s day, let us focus on women contribution in order to make the world a better place with endless benefits for everyone to cherish. Wish you all a very happy Women's Day!




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  • Rahul, BAJPE

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Wishing all womanhood all the very best...

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Happy women's day to all marvelous women in our lives🙏
    God created man and woman unique, compatible to each other, therefore strive to retain natural uniqueness 😁

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  • Avita Dsouza, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Happy Women's Day Màdam❤. God bless u always.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    W - wonderful
    O - outstanding
    M - marvellous
    A - amazing
    N - nice.
    Wishing all the women in this earth a happy women's day.
    God bless .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    We are Incomplete without a Woman ...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Women too are incomplete without men.
    Do not exaggerate their worth. Treat them equal.

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Fortunately, its Women’s days lets give them the Honor they deserve and not judge by Worth.

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Fortunately, its Women’s days lets give them the Honor they deserve and not judge by Worth.

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  • Baguette, Vamanjoor

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Shanti macha. Try carrying a child and giving birth and then let's discuss what is being exaggerated and what isn't

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Shanker mangalore,as usual you have to add a drop of acid to a cup of milk.Disguesting.Few people know how to respect a woman and her worth.With a international womens day many talk of about them,but at home changes nothing.

    She has to burden the whole responsibility in and out as usual.Men say it is womans duty ,her work.If men would respect a woman,there wouldnt be so many rapes and killing ,modesty outraging.Mostly in India it is common than anywhere in the world since some years.So whats the use of celebrating international womens day.?one plus point is many women have the chance of education in India,work and earn their own money still some places women have not reached the level where they should be.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Your half and your better half makes complete one human being.... Right?? Very few people like you respect women Jossey sir.. May god bless you and your other half abundantly ..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 08 2020

    Cynthia, Kirem
    Thank you dear ...

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