Strengthening Women’s Position in the World- Celebrating International Women’s Day

Ruma Mehta
Faculty, Surya School of Business Management

Starting with the opening words of great Mahatma Gandhi:

“Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity…..
If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior….
If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women……”


It is right to say that position of women is improving with leap and bounds. If we talk about the past scenario, it was like that the woman were not allowed to come out of their homes, talk to any person else than their family members, were forced to do things whether they like or not and many more. But today time has changed; it is humanizing their power making them more strong and powerful.
Even there is celebration of Women day both at national and international level so as to make them realize their values and importance in the society. Upcoming is International Women Day on 8th March, 2014 and it will be celebrated with great pomp and show at different platforms. International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
Women really deserve this celebration because it’s their confidence only that help them to perform best at all points of time. From our Indian society only we have lot many examples of Women giving their excellent performance in all spheres.
To share some of few examples we have Mrs. Shikha Sharma the Managing Director & CEO of Axis Bank . She is the Chairperson of Axis Asset Management Company Limited, Chairperson of Axis Bank UK limited, Axis Capital Limited and Axis Private Equity Limited. Moving ahead we have Ms Chandra Kochhar working as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited, India’s second-largest bank and the largest in the private sector. She is widely known for her role in shaping the retail banking sector in India and for her leadership of the ICICI Group, as well as her contributions to various forums in India and globally. This shows that women are really stepping ahead of men. They are getting opportunities to excel in life.
To recognize the spirit of womanhood, Surya World also celebrates Women’s Day with great fervor. This is the platform where female staff members are given a chance to show case their talent and represent themselves in various fields. The Institute works hard to show respect towards women employees. This not only boosts up their morale but also makes them feel strong and enthusiastic.