Women, the Shapers of Modern Society
March 8, 2014 (International Women's Day)
21st century women have risen to great positions in various key sectors making a significant contribution to the global economy. More and more women are looking at newer opportunities to exhibit their abilities. However, in spite of the evident progress of women, there is a lot to be done for the uplift and emancipation of women. The startling and glaring incidents of women being dehumanized shows that they still need to see the light of day.
Women do play a very vital role in the society. A family, who educates their girls, educates the next generation. Girls mature into women who for the most part oversee learning in the home and at school. When girls do not receive a well-rounded education, they cannot impart the same to their offspring. It is a simple, yet a profound truth. Woman of today needs to get her own identity because identity is the key for all human beings. It is imperative that a woman knows her strengths as well as her weaknesses so that she may be the best team member working cooperatively with all around her whether she is playing a game “at home” or “away”.
Women have always and will always be “working women”. Women nurture on the home front as they have done throughout time, but now women are stepping outside of the home to contribute in corporate, educational, social service, medical, financial, and a varying and endless list of career paths. Women have played important role in the society. So many women have impacted today’s society for the better. There is an endless list where many unsung women in various parts of our nation have changed lives and shaped destinies giving new direction to so many in the country. However, women have always had a challenging task to be in the forefront in a number of male-dominated sectors. Even though certain societal norms may not always be able to accommodate women in leadership, they have created opportunities for themselves to serve in the least likely places. Women definitely bring to the fore different skill sets as leaders with their multi-tasking, tremendous networking abilities.
The highest priority for our country to grow during this time is to cling to the rich value system and ensure human dignity all through. India has such depth of diversity and every citizen has to uphold and support the aspirations of women that they live with dignity and reach their rightful place in society.
Being a woman translates into hard work, determination and, quite naturally, comes with a calling from above to invest a lifetime into encouraging all those with whom a woman comes in contact. The woman is the foundation of the family and of society itself. Women today need to have faith in themselves and believe in their own God-given abilities and accept one’s unique skills and talents, learn to own them, and to use them fearlessly and contribute to the world. We have confidence in Isaiah, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Wishing you all a Happy Women’s Day!
Ryan International Group of Institutions