Our Indian is gradually emerging as a powerful land since women began playing significant role for the development of the nation. Role of woman in modern India can be called as phenomenal. Woman who once considered being the masters in the art of home making are now considered to be the forces that shape a country.
“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” -Albert Einstein
PRACTICAL STATUS OF INDIAN WOMAN:
There was a time when women were just kitchen keepers and house keepers in the Indian society. Gradually women began to get educated, even highly educated and a stage came when some of them came out on the social and political field to rub shoulder with the men folk in these fields. In modern India, women have adorned high offices including that of the President, Prime minister, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, etc.
“LET THE WOMEN REACH THE SKY WHICH IS THE LIMIT!”
THE CHANGING SCENARIO:
In those days women faced many Social Problems like Dowry, Child Marriages, Death during Childbirth, Sati and many social problems but nowadays the status of women in India has been subject to many great changes .The year 1995, was declared as the International Year for Women throughout the world. The women were made aware of their status and place in society. Women are now no longer in slumber. They are awake and moving fast.
“The extension of women’s rights is the basic principle of all social progress.” — Charles Fourier
PERFORMANCE OF WOMEN:
There is no arena, which remained unconquered by Indian women. The most important name in the category of women politicians of recent times is Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Kiran Majumdar Shaw is the richest Indian woman. Some of the notable and outstanding women who set examples for others are Mother Teresa, Kalpana Chawla, Kiran Bedi, Sarojini Naidu, etc. Indian women have mastered anything and everything which a woman can dream of. But she still has to go a long way to achieve equal status in the minds of Indian men.
“History looks different when the contributions of women are included.” ~ National Women’s History Project
ROLE OF WOMEN IN MODERN INDIA:
The status of women in modern India is a sort of a paradox. The modern Indian women have honed their skills and jumped into a battlefield of life fighting against social restrictions, emotional ties, religious boundaries and cultural clutches. She can now be seen working on par with men in every field. As compared with past women in modern times have achieved a lot but in reality they have to still travel a long way. Their path is full of roadblocks. The women have left the secured domain of their home and are now in the battlefield of life, fully armored with their talent. They must avail themselves of the educational opportunities provided and learn to empower themselves.
“Educate a man and you educate an individual.
Educate a woman and you educate a family.”
Development of our country depends on the empowerment of women. A man and a woman are like two wheels of a cart. The cart can move fast and safely too, when both of them pull it in the same direction and with equal strength. Hence no developing country or society can afford to ignore the role of women, if they are to progress.
“You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of women” -Jawaherlal Nehru.