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DAY OF THE WORKING WOMAN IN INDIA

National Working Woman’s Day

International Women's Day, originally called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a socialist political event, the holiday blended the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, especially those in the Soviet Bloc. In some regions, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for people to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.

In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons.

The core idea of having one specific day for working women in India is to celebrate the notion of working woman.

3rd of January being the birth day of Savitri Bai Phule, the first woman to open a girl school in the modern context of India, has been proposed by many groups. She became the first modern educated teacher of Indian origin in the modern times.

Though there has been some talk of declaring her birthday as teacher’s day but she represents a larger constituency of being a working woman. Hence, the National Working Women’s Day.