International Women’s Day, as the name implies, is a day to celebrate womanhood, their social, political, cultural, political, economic achievements and their significant contributions to society, while laying importance on gender equality. People come together to commemorate women not just well-known personalities, but also each woman who plays a pivotal part in the shaping of their lives. The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Be Bold for Change”.
From Sita in Ramayana to Rani Jhansi and to Sunita Williams are not only celebrated women but also their contribution to social change and awareness had been immense.
India is fortunate to have had many great women who have proved to be more than a match to men. Their contribution to society in whole and to Women, in Particular, is invaluable. In Modern Indian society, women are playing a stellar role, even challenging the males in Politics. More importantly their role in family building, society development is stupendous. Indian woman is now emerging out of their conventional role, realizing their unlimited potential and have begun to take a major role in all walks of life.
An Indian woman is beautiful, gentle, motherly yet powerful. Indian society looks up to their women folk to take the lead, which is slowly happening. When India becomes a superpower, surely there will be a significant contribution from great women.
To mark and salute the contribution of the women, the entire March month was celebrated as Women’s Day across all the projects of Niramaya Health Foundation. The celebrations of the women’s day were celebrated in association with various CSR partners and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). The women’s day was celebrated in Worli, Andheri, Bandra, Mankhurd, Trombay, and Govandi.
Dr. (Mrs.) Mangala Gomare, Dy. Executive Health Officer (Family Welfare & Mother and Child Health) attended the program as chief Guest organized in association with Tata Power Community Development Trust at Trombay. Several esteemed speakers from various fields were part of the event. The speakers stressed on the contribution of the women in the development of the community and society at large.
In order to facilitate the contribution of the women in community development, chief guest for one of the event at Sathe nagar was the woman from the community itself who has been an instrumental in changing the face of the community along with the self development and empowerment. Various activities such as theater plays, stress management lectures, games, were organized during the celebration.
A special session on mental health for women was organized during the women’s day celebration at which was organised in association with KARO Trust at Worli. The chief guest of the event was the medical officer from the health post, who advocated the importance of mental health for women along with good nutritious food.
As the celebration of this momentous occasion ended, each one carried good memories.
Through this event, all community women spent some time for enjoyment.