God created women he was working late on the 6th day an angel came by and said: “Why spend so much time on that one?” And the Lord answered: “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her ?"
The angel was impressed. “Just two hands....impossible!“ And this is the standard model?! “Too much work for one day....wait until tomorrow and then complete her“.
Next day God completed her creation and stated her qualities to angel
“ She cures herself when sick and she can work 18 hours a day”.
“ She is soft", said the Lord, “But I have also made her strong. You can’t imagine what she can endure and overcome”
“ Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate."
The angel touched the womans cheek.... “Lord, it seems this creation has tears in her eyes! You have put too many burdens on her.”
And the Lord said: “Tears are her way of expressing grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride.”
Indeed she is! Women has strengths that amazes man. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.
LEGEND <ul><li>The idea of an International Women's Day first arose </li></ul><ul><li>at the turn of the 19th Century, which in the </li></ul><ul><li>industrialized World, was a period of expansion and </li></ul><ul><li>turbulence, booming population growth and radical </li></ul><ul><li>ideologies. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The growing international women's movement has </li></ul><ul><li>been strengthened by four global United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>women's conferences & has helped make the </li></ul><ul><li>commemoration a rallying point for equal rights for </li></ul><ul><li>women, as well as their increased participation in the </li></ul><ul><li>political and economic process. </li></ul>LEGEND contd….
<ul><li>International Women's Day is a time to reflect on </li></ul><ul><li>progress made, to call for change and to celebrate </li></ul><ul><li>acts of courage and determination by ordinary </li></ul><ul><li>women who have played an extraordinary role in the </li></ul><ul><li>history of women's rights. </li></ul>LEGEND contd….
On this great occasion of Woman’s Day lets get inspired by knowing those women who by their own grit & determination reached where they want to....Presenting.......
First woman Prime Minister-Mrs.Indira Gandhi <ul><li>“ A nation’s strength ultimately consist in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.” </li></ul>
The First Woman President- Pratibha Patil <ul><li>“ In the coming 50 years we will see more woman president. A woman is and will be able to do any political job that a man can do.” </li></ul>
An influential politician and named the ‘third most powerful’ woman in the world by Forbes magazine- Sonia Gandhi “ Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.”
First woman to hold the Office of President of India- Pratibha Patil “ I am deeply committed to the cause of education and would like to see every person, man and woman, boy and girl, be touched by the light of modern education. Empowerment of women is particularly important to me as I believe this leads to the empowerment of the nation"
The Inspiring & undaunted Chief Minister- Sheila Dikshit “ Enforcing a law is not enough. You have to change people's mindset and empower women.”
The Nightingale of India-Sarojini Naidu <ul><li>“ We want deeper sincerity of motive, a great courage in speech and earnestness in action.” </li></ul>
The first woman Lt.General- Punita Arora. <ul><li>“ Every good citizen makes his country honor his own, & cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defence.” </li></ul>
The First Woman to join Indian Police Service- Kiran Bedi. <ul><li>“ I also teach them to be fearless. I tell them, nothing is permanent with you. What is permanent with you is your attitude to the moment. That is what is within your control, and that's the only permanent thing at the moment I can see." </li></ul>
Recognised for her humanitarian approach to prison reforms and policing, the most admired women in India…. Life of CRANE(Kiran) Bedi, first Indian Woman IPS Officer
The first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna-M. S Subbulakshmi <ul><li>Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was to say - "Who am I , a mere Prime Minister before a Queen, a Queen of Music ". </li></ul>
Best Playback Singer in India-Lata Mangeshkar. <ul><li>"Ultimately, for me the country means everything and for keeping its name and fame high, I will do anything." </li></ul>
Dismissed by many for a voice “too thin”, to become in the coming years, the most sought after singer for movies….& India’s pride- Lata Mangeshkar “ I have been always amazed by her discipline which sustains her quality of singing”- Yash Chopra
Renowed Kuchipuddi & Bharatnatiyan dancer-Mallika Sarabhai <ul><li>“ Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. Its miracle, and the dance…..is the celebration of that miracle.” </li></ul>
Eminent Indian Odissi Dancer- Dr. Sonal Mansingh . <ul><li>"A dancer is not just a dancer. She is part of this environment. She does not exist in a vacuum. Society and its happenings have an impact on all individuals, especially artists. If an art form does not reflect the existing milieu, it stagnates." </li></ul>
Miss Universe ’94 , leading actress and won the Most Fearless Woman award by Cosmopolitan. “ I'll make such a journey out of it, that I can look back and say that I have lived a life without any apologies. I have promised myself this.”
Miss World ’94 & Leading actress, awarded Padma Shri- Aishwarya Rai ‘ Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass’
Queen of Indian track & field-P.T. Usha <ul><li>“ Where young girls are constrained to stay at home, she dared to run.” </li></ul>
Indian Woman in International Tennis-Sania Mirza. <ul><li>“ If you can react the same way to winning & losing, that’s a big accomplishment. That quality is important because that stays with you the rest of your life.” </li></ul>
Highest ranked female Tennis player ever from India- Sania Mirza “ I don't believe that when you get on the court you should get surprises. Everyone is beatable; I knew I could do it today.”
Ranked 2 nd in the world and the youngest women ever to become a chess grandmaster- Koneru Humpy I am enjoying my status happy to retain the No. 2 spot in world chess, which, I feel, is a tribute to my consistency and the hard work my father puts in. But let me repeat, my ultimate goal is to be crowned the world champion,”
First Indian to fly in the US Space Shuttle-Kalpana Chawla. <ul><li>In kalpana’s word: "if you want to attain something then remain focused". </li></ul><ul><li>APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes:" The remarkable journey of courage and determination that made this Indian woman a citizen of the Milky Way will remain a source of pride for all." </li></ul>
‘ Staying in touch with Humanity’-Arundhati Roy, Booker’s ’97 prize winner. ‘ I am not prepared to stay silent and lead a reclusive life’
First Indian Writer to win the Booker prize-Arundhati Roy. <ul><li>“ Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” </li></ul>
The Genius is Here - Shakuntala Devi Nicknamed ‘Human Computer’, she mentally multiplies two 13 digit #’s in 28 seconds..
Next CEO of ICICI Bank-Chanda Kochar. <ul><li>“ The most successful businessperson is the one who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.” </li></ul>
Indian Entrepreneur &India’s richest woman-Kiran Majumdar Shaw. <ul><li>Chairman & MD of Biocon. </li></ul><ul><li>“ We need to eradicate poverty and generate employment and all this can be easily achieved through education. We all need to put in a little for nation building – a nation we are proud of!!” </li></ul>
CEO of Escolife-Ritu Nanda. "Nothing has come by connections. Everything has been achieved by persistence and my belief that every drop in the ocean counts.”
One of the most powerful woman in the world, by Fortune Magazine- Indra Nooyi, CEO PepsiCo ‘ Hurry up and make a mistake because my biggest lessons in life came from mistakes I made, that caused failures.’
First woman president of UN General Assembly-Vijaya lakshmi Pandit. <ul><li>“ The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.” </li></ul>
Inspiring Poet, a Brave Freedom Fighter & also the first woman Governor of Independent India- Sarojini Naidu “ If you are stronger, you have to help the weaker boy or girl both in play and in the work”
First Woman to climb Mt.Everest-Bachendri Pal. <ul><li>"It is not how much and how well you do, but how much love & affection you put in the doing." </li></ul>
‘ The firm voice against society injustice’- Medha Patkar ‘ One-woman protest helps halt the huge Indian Dam project’- The Independent/ UK
Heroine of first war of Indian freedom, a symbol of patriotism and self respect- Rani Lakshmi Bai ‘ History may forget, Jhansi may be destroyed, but your name Rani, Queen of Jhansi, will be an eternal memorial of Courage’
Women Social Reformer-Savitribai Phule <ul><li>“ Knowledge always demands increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but will afterwards always propagate itself.” </li></ul>
Mother of the World-Mother Teresa <ul><li>“ Be Faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies” </li></ul>
The nun with an unforgettable touch Mother of the world – Mother Teresa
<ul><li>Women are the real architects of society </li></ul><ul><li>Harriet Beecher Stowe </li></ul><ul><li>“ Women who believe in themselves are enhanced by their years. We are repositories of the experience and wisdom of our time.” </li></ul><ul><li>Betty Nickerson </li></ul>
<ul><li>It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you came from. The ability to triumph begins with you. ALWAYS. </li></ul><ul><li>Oprah Winfrey </li></ul><ul><li>“ Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” </li></ul><ul><li> Helen Keller </li></ul>
<ul><li>Women will not simply be mainstreamed into the polluted stream. Women are changing the stream, making it clean and green and safe for all -- every gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age, and ability. </li></ul><ul><li> Bella Abzug </li></ul>
“ Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it!” Mother Teresa
<ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>Contributed By: Leena Sharma Soniya Shetty Anjali Garud Rekha Kelwalramani Aroonima Sinha Shikha Vimla Pillay