NEW DELHI --
‘More Power to Women’ is a major aim of
celebrating UN International Women’s Day on 08 March every year,
writes Swami Anand Kul
Bhushan Kulive Kulove Kulaugh.
Women give us birth.
They feed and love us; cuddle and care for us till we can
fend for ourselves.
When we become children from babies, other women come into
our lives: our sisters, cousins and aunties who play with us,
guide us and prepare us.
As teenagers, young women excite us, tempt us and fascinate
As our girlfriends, fiancés and wives, women stimulate
us, provoke us, motivate us, persuade us, encourage us, and
inspire us, among many other things.
And yet men mistreat them, bully them, abuse them,
deprive them and enslave them. Look at how we pay them less
wages, and often, rape them.
The unequal treatment of women makes sorry reading with
horrible facts from around the world, including the
so-called developed world.
Killing them in the womb before birth, denying them proper
education and health facilities and mistreating them is
So highlighting their plight and their achievements
despite their built in disadvantages, during just one day in
the year to be declared as United Nations International
Women’s Day is not enough.
Women’s plight and empowerment are highlighted round the
year in many ways.
Much more needs to be done in our daily lives about we
treat women with respect and ensure their freedom.
Osho says" "If all over the world the woman is allowed
freedom to grow to her potential, there will be many, many women
enlightened; many, many women mystics, poets, painters.