Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Women's Day 2015 - Make It Happen

To All Readers,

October 1824 was a bad month for British East India Company. It was on this month, they attacked a small princely state in Karnataka (called Kittur) with a force of 20,000 men and 400 guns, mainly from the third troop of Madras Native Horse Artillery. To their shock, they lost heavily and St John Thackeray, collector and political agent, was killed by Kittur forces. Can you imagine who was in charge of Kittur Kingdom? - Rani Chennamma. Chennamma fought valiantly on later wars against British India and died on 21 February 1829.

It was this story which suddenly came to my mind when I thought of this year’s Women's day – the courage of lady to stand up against the most powerful empire of the time.

Brigham Young once said, "You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”

Let's celebrate this women's day and do whatever we can do to help and empower all those who can't stand up for themselves.

Anne Frank, wrote in the "The Diary of a Young Girl",

“In the book Soldiers on the Home Front, I was greatly struck by the fact that in childbirth alone, women commonly suffer more pain, illness and misery than any war hero ever does. An what's her reward for enduring all that pain? She gets pushed aside when she's disfigured by birth, her children soon leave, hear beauty is gone. Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together.”

That's the spirit.

Wishing Happy Women's day (belated)

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