Monday, March 7, 2011

Woman's day

     March 8 is International Women’s Day and this is a global celebration for all women around the world.The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911.2011 marks the 100-year anniversary of International womans day. The annual holiday has roots in the American Women's Suffrage Movement and is now celebrated by individuals, organizations and nations around the world.
      International Women's Day is a time to honor women and raise awareness about the unique obstacles they face around the world. This year's theme is "Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women."
Here i have added pictures and information of some great womens.

Cleopatra was the ambitious last ruler of the Macedonian Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. In her struggles to win the crown and keep her country free, she sought the support of Julius Caesar, bearing him a son.she was was highly educated and possessed an impressive intellect, being a student of philosophy and international relations.
2.Victoria(Queen of England, 1819-1901)

Queen Victoria's rule was the longest in English history. Called the Victorian age, it was a time when Britain was at the height of its colonial power. Victoria became a symbol of British expansionist foreign policy. She insisted on taking an active part in the decisions of the government, and forcefully backed those ministers she liked. She herself was most proud of her role as wife and mother - she had nine children.
3.Nur jahan 

Nur Jahan was one of the most influential women of her day. As favorite wife of the powerful Mughal emperor Jahangir, she found herself uniquely positioned to brilliantly utilize her skills in administration, politics, economics, and culture.
4.Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India,1917-1984)

As daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, politics was always a part of Indira Gandhi's world. She joined her father's Congress Party in 1938 and was jailed for awhile by the British for her support of India's independence from Great Britain. After her father's death, she was elected to Parliament in his place, becoming Prime Minister herself in 1966. In 1984 she met a brutal death at the hands of Sikh assassins in retaliation for her forceful actions to halt disturbances in a sacred Sikh temple.
5.Mother Teresa

she was a catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship.She founded Missionaries of charity in Culcutta,in India in 1950.For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.Following her death she was beatified by Pope john Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
6.Kalpana chawla

she was an Indian-American astronaut with NASA. She was one of seven crew members killed in the Space shuttle columbia disaster.
Note ; Images from Google

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