“The idea of complete womanhood is complete freedom. There is no hope of upliftment of a family or a country where there is no data of women who live in misery.”
The importance of any civilization can be judged from the place women get in such a society. One of the many factors that justify the greatness of India’s ancient culture is the respect accorded to women.
Along with this, a paradox also exists because when we turn the pages of history, it often comes to the fore that men and women are not treated equally. Women have always been fighting for their rights and status in the society.
They have urged for equality many times so that they can live the same life as men. If we talk about the status of women in independent India, it has definitely improved. But this journey has not been so easy.
The recent appointment of a woman scientist Dr N Kalaiselvi as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for the first time in the eighty-year history of R&D institutions tells the story of women becoming stronger in this field as well. does.
It was a natural consequence of the subordination of women to another that the woman was left as an ornament to adorn the drawing room, a play of the man. His hobbies were serving, weaving, painting and music, and cooking and cleaning were his occupations.
After independence, the Indian Constitution gave women equal status as men. There is no discrimination between men and women or any gender. All professions are open to people of all genders with merit as the sole criterion of selection.
As a result of this new environment Indian women have established themselves as representatives of different walks of life such as politicians, orators, lawyers, doctors, administrators and diplomats etc.
Today women are not only entrusted with the task of responsibility. Rather, they also perform their duties with utmost sincerity. There is hardly any area related to common life in which Indian women have not participated and shown their abilities. Women exercise their right to vote, contest elections to parliament and assembly, seek public office and compete with men in other areas of life. This shows that today women in India enjoy more freedom and equality than before.