International Women’s Day – Value the Women in your Life
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women.” According to the United Nations, “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.” In line with this, as citizens we must make the effort to appreciate the many contributions of women in our everyday lives. We will examine some of these contributions in the passages below.
- Gifts for women-We can register our appreciation for women by gifting them fashionable tote bags made of pure leather. Various e-commerce websites such as flipkart.com and amazon.in offer shoppers the opportunity to pick unique gift items for their significant others, mothers, sisters, friends, colleagues, and cousins. The range of merchandise is wide and goods are available at various price points. Shoppers can have the gift items delivered at a preferred address and this increases the convenience of shopping. Gifts can include a custom photo mug, nice purse mirrors, classy quilted towels, gemstone jewelry, etc.
- Multiple gifting occasions-Gifting activities need not be restricted to International Women’s Day. Buyers can shop round the year on various e-commerce websites and apps for anniversaries, birthdays, special occasions, Valentine’s Day, etc. Online businesses offer a range of interesting gift ideas that include watches, perfumes, figurines, small kitchen appliances, bracelets, sarees, make-up kits, and women’s purses. For instance, www.romwe.co.in offers various items of women’s clothing, dresses, footwear, and accessories. The IPG store offers unique gift items that can make a woman’s day. These include designer mugs, lamps with LED stars, wine glasses, blankets, hoodies, umbrellas, coffee mugs, and nail polish, etc. www.myntra.com offers shoppers various gifting ideas aimed at modern women. These include western wear, footwear, fusion wear, beauty and personal care products, jewelry, handbags, sunglasses, etc.
- Surprise Gifts-These gifting ideas are a simple way to show that we appreciate womanhood and women’s contributions to the family and to society. In addition, we can also create small gestures that indicate we are thankful to women in every walk of life. A husband or householder may surprise his wife by booking a romantic dinner date in the middle of the working week. A brother may gift his sisters or cousins the opportunity to take a brief vacation at a nearby hill station during the summers. At the workplace, gentlemen may gift friendship bands to their women colleagues in an effort to register their appreciation. These gestures go a long way to boost human bonding and give meaning to International Women’s Day.
In addition to the above, Indian society must review its traditional attitudes toward women. Age-old customs and practices must be examined for driving bias against women. Negative customs must be discarded and women must be encouraged to realize their human potential in a variety of roles. That should help us to celebrate the spirit of womanhood in the true sense on March 8.