Celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) is traced back to the early 1900’s,when economic development and population growth led to the radical ideologies in the society. The women were concerned about their inequalities and oppression in the society, and demanded their very basic rights for voting ,short working hours and equal pay. Since then, International Women’s day (March 8) is a global day to celebration women’s contribution in the society by highlighting their achievements. Today IWD is being celebrated to encourage women to be bold enough for the desired change in their communities. This day remind us to ensure women’s role in our societies by educating and empowering them for their meaningful contribution in the world wide for sustainable development.
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck,” says the Dalai Lama. But in July 2011, 24-year old graduate Meena Kumari didn’t necessarily feel that way when she didn’t get what she wanted.
Meena’s parents were in dire need. It was also one of the toughest times living with two brothers, two sisters-in-law, and two nephews. But by a stroke of luck young Meena met with Mr. Christo Das, Head Missionary of the Little Flower Missionary. “Everyone calls him Baba or Father,” she says. One day he informed her about a vacancy in Restless Development. “Restless Development is an International NGO working with young people. “Do you want to work in this NGO? Take your time and decide,” Meena remembers Baba’s word.