We observe certain days to mark certain occasions. We celebrate 15th August to mark our independence day, 26th January to commemorate the day when the constitution came into force. However, these days are limited to our country. We can call them nation’s specific. But there are certain days that are celebrated world -wide. Women’s day is one of them. It is observed on 8th March every year.
Let’s firs see the origin of the women’s day. The story started way back in 1909 when the ladies belonging to International Ladies garment union organized a procession in America to assert their rights. This women’s centric movement gathered momentum and similar such meetings happened in the other parts of the world. All these efforts were, however, confined to certain countries. At the international level, the official proclamation of this day was made in Russia in 1913. It is said that 8th March was chosen because Sunday was falling on that day and maximum participation was expected. Since then the day has been in existence. After the constitution of United Nations, women’s day assumed more significance. The UN’s theme of this year’s women’s day is “Empowering women, Empowering Humanity: picture it”
Simply observing women’s day is not sufficient. One should understand the spirit behind it. The objective is to pause for a moment and recognize the contribution made by the women in our life. Our history is replete with several women like Rani Jhansi, Razia Sultan etc who rose against all odds. They became immortal with their heroic deeds. Even in the life of a common man, the presence of women is inevitable. This world can’t be imagined without their participation. On this auspicious day, let’s make a commitment to respect, recognize and remember the efforts of women who make our lives worthwhile.

Vocabulary Section
 Commemorate- Remember (याद करना)
 Procession- Demonstration (जुलूस)
 Proclamation- Official Announcement (आधिकारिक धोषना)
 Inevitable- Unavoidable (जिससे बचा ना जा सके)