Women's Day In India | The Status of Modern Women In Indian Society

Salena Harshini |Feb 26, 2020

The historical day celebrates the achievements of women all across the world and how they have brought such an amazing effect on the whole society.

It is unbelievable and incredible that women can play so many important roles with so much enthusiasm and love. A woman is a mother, or a wife, a sister, a daughter and a dedicated employee at the workplace. To embrace the pivotal pillar of society, Women’s Day is dedicated to every woman everywhere.

How about Women's day in India? Is there any difference between it and the international event? Read to know more!

1. Women's day date 2020 in India

In India, there are two occasions when women are especially honored: National Women’s Day and International Women’s Day.

  • National Women’s Day - Women's day in India

National Women’s Day in India is February 13. Some may ask why February 13? It was the birth date of Sarojini Naidu, the 1879-born woman who was grandly vocal about women’s voting rights, women’s rights in general and more. It was for her struggles that the Universal Suffrage was passed by the Indian National Congress in 1931.

Sarojini Naidu Women's Day In India
Women's Day in India include National Women's Day, honoring the Nightingale of India

  • International Women’s Day

From 1975 onwards, the United States chose March 08 to be International Women’s Day. It is all about celebration, unity, advocacy, action, and reflection.

One thing for sure is that International Women's Day has been celebrated worldwide for more than a century and is continuing to grow stronger as time passes by.

What to do on International Women's Day

International Women's Day is among the most important days in March.

If you are wondering about the activities for your upcoming March 8th, here are some suggestions that you may take into consideration:

1. Attend one among the many Women’s day events

2. Set up a sporting event for women. A lot of studies have pointed out the numerous benefits for women who play sports. A study carried out by the EY Women Athletes Business Network also discovered that ladies who play sports are more likely to master business.

3. If you are female, try taking up a task which is typically carried out by men. Some chores you can look into are: to mow the lawn, to change the oil on your car, to paint, computer programming, as well as any home improvement work.

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Women can try something new on women's day date 2020 in India

4. If you are male, show your appreciation to your special woman by doing a chore that she usually does. This may involve cleaning, cooking, child care and anything special that you think can brighten her day.

5. Watch a film that delivers a strong message of empowered women. Some of our recommendations are Norma Rae (1979), Erin Brockovich (2000), Elizabeth (1998), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), The Help (2011), Mulan (1998), A League of Their Own (1992), My Fair Lady (1964), Beauty and The Beast (1997 or 2017) and Volver (2006).

>>> More details at: 2020 International Women’s Day Meaning And Celebration Ideas

2. Why is Women's Day celebrated in India on March 8th?

Celebrated on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day is the occasion to honor every woman’s achievements throughout history and all over the world. It is generally the day for ladies from different cultures and corners to gather and fight for women’s rights and gender equality.

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Women are honored on the Women's day in India

The celebration is not only for glorifying the grace of ladies but also for raising awareness of the public about women’s safety. They need to build their own inner strengths to get themselves strengthened.

Therefore, it is no doubt that Women's Day In India is celebrated on March 8th, too.

3. Women's status in present day in India

In the past, women were not very educated. They would have to marry at a very young age and therefore are thought to not need much knowledge. On the other hand, there were also women who were educated well and could lead path s of triumph in many aspects of life as they got the support form their families.

It was for these ladies who set grounds for more positive changes and brought forth a change in people’s perspective towards women among the society.

  • The modern-day woman in India

Women in India have had major changes today. Urban women are who have the most massive transformation as from only a homemaker, they have evolved to be a multitasking person who can handle responsibilities with no fear.

They have and are constantly on the way to confidently take on the world. Today women can manage an occupation outside their houses while also handling chores and duties with their family, nurturing the children and making just the right balance between professional and personal life.

Kalpana Chawla Women's Day In India
Kalpana Chawla is one of the most inspirational Indian women being an astronaut

Modern day Indian woman is now more independent and confident to make the right decisions dauntlessly, stick up for her own rights and lead to the route of success. Sushma Swaraj, Kalpana Chawla, Indra Nooyi, Aishwarya Rai, and others are the women achievers in their respective fields.

Women of today have an excellent education. They have gone beyond horizons and a lot of male-dominated fields can now feel their presence. They are sent on space missions, they ace their work as politicians, journalists, doctors, lawyers, actors, engineers, as well as many other spheres. Almost every woman, including Indian ladies, opt for the right career paths and be successful while also making sure to keep their home whole and happy. We can see them mastering in every single walk of life.

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Aishwarya Rai is an epitome for strong and independent women in the modern day

  • Difficulties to promote women's status in India at present

Although we have witnessed women achieving amazing laurels and feats, in the story still exists a sad part that we can’t move away from. Women sometimes still have to suffer from undesirable incidents which will leave a bad mark in their minds and souls. Atrocities and assaults on women need to be stopped for the security and safety of women in every corner of the country.

As women bear so many important meanings and roles in one’s and everyone’s life, Women’s Day in India and worldwide should be respected and celebrated in a fine manner.

We wish every lady will have one of the best times of their life and be able to thrive for more great things in their lives!

>>> You may also read: Top 10 Most Beautiful Politicians In India Proving The Power Of Women

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