International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Mr. Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) says that women don’t need empowerment as they are already very powerful! All you beautiful, strong, awesome and gorgeous women; Happy Women’s Day!

Inception of International Women’s Day

Year was 1908 and 16,000 women marched in the New York City streets asking for equal pay, shorter work hours and right to vote…this initiation changed everything!

No Single Government or Country, Corporation, Women’s Network or Media house is alone responsible for International Women’s Day. It was a collective effort on part of many countries to think locally and act globally, for the betterment of women associated causes. With common pledge 8 March was declared International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day marks the celebration of the social, cultural, economic and political triumphs of women. The day essentially marks a call to action for fast-tracking gender parity.

Indian Perspective

# ShivaShakti

Ancient Indian philosophies and mythology portray that women share equal powers. Womanhood and Goddess were revered Saraswathy (Goddess of Knowledge), Laksmi (Goddess of Wealth) and Shakti consort of Lord Shiva illustrated as Ardhanarishvara. Ardhanarishvara form depicted as half male and half female, split down the middle. This is a unique form of Shiva and Shakti together, indicating the message of gender parity or equal power loud and clear.

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Modern Indian society is slowly, but surely seeing the rise of Indian women status quo. They have been playing, a stellar role in wide array of fields. We are all familiar with the great works and names- Mother Teresa, Indira Gandhi (second woman Prime Minster in the world), to Kalpana Chawla to Pratibha Patil first women President of India.

GenNeXt women are going from strength to strength as well. Chhavi Rajawat -She is the first woman Sarpanch in India with an MBA degree. She ditched a well-paying corporate job with one of the biggest telecom firms to become the Sarpanch of Soda, a village 60 kms from Jaipur. She has determinedly been working and has successfully implemented multiple projects including rain water harvesting, toilets facilities etc.

This blog is dedicated to our Yoga Guru…Smt Hansa Yogendariji. (Director –The Yoga Institute.) A beacon of light, dedicated to building a universal community of peace. She is the first women Yoga Guru to share the prestigious dais of “International Yoga Day” Dated June 21 2015 alongside the Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modiji.

Smt. Hansaji was Co-chairperson of the 3 Technical Sessions during the International conference on ‘Yoga for Body and Beyond’ at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 22nd and 23rd June, 2016 to celebrate the International Day of Yoga by the ministry of AYUSH.

Smt. Sumitra Mahajan Hon. Speaker of Lok Sabha presented the prestigious award to Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra for being the First Yoga School to be certified by Quality Council of India on 23rd June, 2016 under The Yoga School’s Certification Scheme launched by Minsitry of AYUSH, Government of India.

More recently, Smt. Hansaji J Yogendra has been felicitated (2017) by Rotary International for her invaluable contribution to spread the awareness of Yoga. She was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for being an ambassador for peace and harmony, at the prestigious Annual Rotary International District conference; at Sahara Star Hotel, Mumbai.

Urja World Foundation 2017 has felicitates Smt. Hansaji J Yogendra for her exemplary efforts and remarkable contribution to the field of Yoga and betterment of lives of the millions across the globe. Her indomitable will, prowess and consummate resolve to propagate Yoga and peace for the well-being of humanity are laudable.

We applaud you in all humility and thank you for your exemplary life, hard-work and contribution to Yoga. May you continue to touch and inspire thousands of lives across the globe with much zest and Urja!

Kudos to invaluable contribution and the untiring spirit of these women!

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