International Women’s Day, originally called as International Working Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year all over the globe. We had a talk with Dr. Mrs. K. Pushkala, Associate Professor, Dept. of Zoology, SDNB Vaishnav College for women on her views upon women and Women’s day.
Mrs. Pushkala says that women should be brave enough to face every obstacle that she encounters almost every minute everywhere. She advices women to be aware of at least one martial art form which could help her in times of physical abuse. No girl is spared of physical abuse in modern times and so martial arts can help her from being a victim in either way. She also says that women should be cultured however modern she may be. Our tradition and culture shouldn’t be exploited in the name of modernization. On talking about freedom of women in society, she says “freedom for women should be emphasized in everyone’s mentality only then it can be achieved effectively”. She says that women’s day should be celebrated in grandeur manner celebrating the entire womanhood. She also says about Feminist Approach being a benefit. She explains, Women have played a more active part in research. Feminine sensitivity helps to unmask and correct certain commonly accepted interpretations Its Methodology: Feminist hermeneutic has not developed a new methodology. It employs the current methods of exegesis, especially the historical -critical method.
We had a talk with Dr. Mrs. M.S. Lekha, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, SDNB Vaishnav College for Women about her celebration on Women’s day.
Q: What is International Women's Day according to you?
A: International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievement of women in the past, present & future. In some places like China, Russia etc they consider as national holiday.
Q: Why do we celebrate as women's day?
ttes was campaigned for women's right to vote. The word suffragettes was derived from the word suffrage meaning right to vote. Though it celebrates women's success it also reminds of inequalities still to be redressed.
Q: How was your celebration on Women’s day?
A: We celebrated in college by conducting and participating in various games organized by the management exclusively for staffs and faculties.
Q: In what ways was it beneficial apart from being entertained?
A: It served to be a good platform that helped and encouraged us in showcasing our talents without any hesitation among our fellow mates.
Q: Do you have squabble between your competitors in spite of being colleagues?
A: Absolutely no, we have been friends for a long time and none thinks the other to be a competitor.
Q: How did you feel on celebrating and participating in games?
A: It was a nice experience that made us feel young and energetic while playing. We all met at a time in a single venue and enjoyed with our friends whole heartedly.
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