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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate women’s economic, political, and social advancements and highlight the steps that still need to be made to achieve gender parity. Held annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day grows every year, as women around the world pause to reflect and make plans for change, often wearing purple to symbolize justice and dignity and green for hope. But how did the day begin?

The beginnings of International Women’s Day

In February 1909, the foundations of International Women’s Day were laid in the form of a “Women’s Day” held in response to a large-scale New York City garment workers’ strike for better pay, shorter hours, improved working conditions, and voting rights.

Originally a national day marked in the USA, the idea quickly turned international. It was first adopted by European countries after, at the International Conference of Working Women in Denmark in 1910, German socialist Clara Zetkin proposed the idea of a permanent day in the calendar year during which women could make their voices heard. The first international day was celebrated in 1911, though the March 8 date we know would not be set until during World War 1. Celebrated and formalized by the United Nations in 1975, each year the UN now adopts a theme as a way to highlight a specific issue and focus attention.

How International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world

International Women’s day is an official holiday in a number of places and widely observed in many more. Depending on where you are, celebrations range from the giving and receiving of gifts to political demonstrations and protests.

Dedicating Women's Day 2022 to all the brave and inspiring Womens of Jharkhand

1. Usha : An inspiring women from Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Usha, a disabled woman from a village in Jharkhand's Ranchi, has become an example for many in her village by showing that hard work, determination and belief in oneself always yield desired results. She has become an inspiration for many other women in her village to take up farming.

Usha and her family in Ormanjhi Ranchi also struggled to earn a living during lockdown. They had no money to buy food and no jobs either. Usha, however, was determined to earn and support her family. She then decided to take up farming in the hope of earning a livelihood.

She leased a land of 2 acres and started growing vegetables. Now, her life has changed a lot and Usha is now a successful farmer, earning her livelihood. Usha had planted 2,500 saplings in 20 decimal. She now earns Rs 60,000 from each 20-decimal land.

Motivated and inspired by Usha's initiative, many other women in the village are also following the trend and taking up farming to become self-reliant. Kumati Devi and Kalavati are few among of them. They said, "It's very important for the women to stand on their own". "It will empower them and pave a way for employment for many others.”

citiKeeper congratulates her for all her achievements and wishing her good luck ahead.

2. Deepika Kumari: An inspiring women from Jharkhand.

Deepika Kumari is an Indian professional archer born in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Currently ranked the World No. 1, she competes in the event of archery. She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women's individual recurve event. She also won a gold medal in the same competition in the women's team recurve event along with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi. She has won individual gold in two of the three stages of the World Cup--one in Guatemala and another in Paris. In the process she also reclaimed the number one ranking after nine years in Paris World Cup. Deepika Kumari won individual gold medals at the Archery World Cup Stage 1.Deepika Kumari also defeated Mexico by 5–1 in the final to win gold in Paris.

Deepika Kumari qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she competed in the Women's Individual and Women's team events, finishing in eighth place in the latter.

She was conferred the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award, in the year 2012 by President of India Pranab Mukherjee. n February 2014, she was honored with FICCI Sportsperson of the Year Award. The Government of India awarded her the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.

citiKeeper congratulates her for all her achievements and wishing her good luck.

3. Purnima Mahato: An inspiring women from Jharkhand.

Purnima Mahato is an Indian archer and archery coach from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. She has won the Indian national archery championships and a silver medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. She was a coach for the Indian national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics and was selected to coach the team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was awarded Dronacharya award from President of India for 2013 on 29 August 2013.

Purnima Mahato is the first women of Jharkhand to be awarded with Prestigious Dronacharya Award.

citiKeeper congratulates her for all her achievements and wishing her good luck ahead.

4. Sushana Guriya: An inspiring women from Khunti, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Sushana Guriya is a tribal woman from Jharkhand’s Khunti district. Despite receiving above-average rainfall in the monsoon, and a wide network of rivers and streams, the families with small landholdings struggle to make ends meet and earn a livelihood off their farms.

In 2017, the family’s fortunes changed when Sushana joined 21 other tribals and went for a one-week lac processing training at the Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums (IINRG), Ranchi, with the support of Torpa Rural Development Society for Women (TRDSW) and Edelgive.

Following the training, she started cultivating the kusumi variety of lac on seven ber trees on her land. She extracted the final lac produced from these and stored the entire harvested lac as seed for the next year.

In fact, she was able to cultivate more ber trees and kusum trees. With a gradually increasing yield, at present, she harvests lac from 25 ber trees and five kusum trees and has even involved her family members in the business.

She has sold the final produce more than five times, earning over Rs 3,00,00 only from the lac business. “In the past three years, our income has increased more than three times,” she says happily. But Sushana is not content to just sit back and focus only on her family’s improved fortunes. She also feels particularly strongly about the independence of tribal women.

Today, she has mobilised and trained over 500 women in her area to start lac cultivation on their small landholdings so they too can provide a better life for their families. Truly, she has inspired many Womens of not only Ranchi, Jharkhand but she has inspired Womens worldwide.

citiKeeper congratulates her for all her achievements and wishing her good luck ahead.

5. Amba Prasad: The youngest legislator in the Jharkhand.

Amba Prasad is an Indian politician from Jharkhand and a member of the Indian National Congress. She has been elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand from Barkagaon in 2019 Jharkhand Assembly Election. She is the youngest legislator in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly 2019.

citiKeeper congratulates her for being the youngest legislator in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly and wishing her good luck ahead.

6. Chutni Mahato: A brave women from Jharkhand (Activist of the anti-witch campaign)

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has honored social activist Chutni Mahto of Jharkhand with the Padma Shri award. Chutni Mahto, a resident of Seraikela Kharsawan district, was once thrown out of the house by being called a witch. No one stood by her in this bad time. Chutni had to endure terrible tortures in the name of witch, but it was the courage that never broke. Chutni did not lose courage and became an activist of the anti-witch campaign. We are so proud of her.

citiKeeper congratulates her for all her achievements and wishing her good luck ahead.


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