“A country or a community in which women are not honoured cannot be considered as ‘civilised’.- M.K.Gandhi
These noble words of Gandhiji about women indicate how the contribution of women to the society has been contemplated by the human race over the years. Women’s development forms the grassroots of social development. Women constitute a major share in the terms of contribution to the society for prosperity and wealth. It is believed, with the creation of women God complements the gender imbalance and concatenate the earth with the heaven. The man without woman is like an eye without vision. It is a divine equation, which esteems the eternity of women where we can feel the ethereal of motherhood.
In Indian mythology, the status of women was always adjudged with high honour so much so that women were even worshipped. Extraordinary courage and the remarkable participation of women in India’s freedom struggle, throws much light on the potential and strength of women. In early 1970’s, Women started entering new fields apart from their household activities. The report of the International Labour Organisation says: “Women constitute 50% of the population, make up 30% of the labour force, performs 60% of all working hours, receive 10% of the world’s income and own even less than 1% of the world’s property.”
From lower to distinguished designations, Women have proved that any opportunity given to them could be completed successfully in any field. India had the world’s 2nd Women Prime minister Smt. Indira Gandhi and Ms.vijaylakshmi Pandit as the first women president of the UN General Assembly. India had produced umpteen women scholars in respect of Governors, Chief Ministers, Judges, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, Civil Servants and in the form of any organized sectors.
In sports, women have gained prestigious position for India in the world namely P.T.Usha, Karnam Malleswari, Sania Mirza, Anju Bobby George, etc.Kalpana Chawla...