Sunday, March 08, 2009

International Women’s Day and Gruhinimahotsav Kolhapur

International Women’s Day and Gruhinimahotsav Kolhapur
8th March is the day, celebrated through out the world as salute to women power. In the country like India, since the centuries social life is considered to be male dominated, though this is fact in the universe India is only country where women is worshiped as Goddess and even in day to day life is treated as Grah Laxmi [Goddess of wealth] but the fact remained unchanged and beyond doubts that during the rule of Moguls on the country work area of Indian women was restricted within the boundary walls of homes. This status of some centuries resulted in creation of secondary status for the women as for as social life is concerned.
Towards the end of British rule movement for strengthening women power in India was started which got momentum after the Independence and in very short time Indian women started moving and sharing social responsibilities. Today after the 60 years of independence Indian women is emerging as one strongest pillar for social and family life. From politics to industrial management in each and every field foot prints of Indian women are very much distinct and clearly visible. Today an Indian woman is leading the country as Rashtrapati first citizen of the country. Kalpna Chawla becomes the first Indian to go into space and Bachindari Paul first Indian lady to climb Himalaya.
Not only in the big cities but small and rural population rich area like Kolhapur, this day is celebrated to felicitate and mark the progress of Indian women. Since last six years, sou Pratima Satej Patil is coordinating Gruhinimahotsav [ ] an annual event orgainsed by Dr. D. Y. Patil Arts, Sports, Educational & Cultural Trust Kolhapur under the able guidance of young and visionary leader Bunty Patil [ ] During this event Women Bachat Gats of Kolhapur District gets free stalls to exhibit handicraft items prepared by them, show their cooking skills and participate in the discussions related with social welfare and awareness. Some of few topics of discussion are Save Girl Child, Pre Marriage HIV Test [ ] and Save Environment etc. During the event Rangoli competition and Greeting card competitions are also held on the same topic.

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