The celebration of International Women’s Day in India spanned every corporate and cultural hotspot, with curated dance performances, stage shows and talks throwing light on the 2020 theme #Eachforequal. There are too many events to cover in detail, so The CSR Journal is presenting a gist of the ones that caught our attention.
Women’s Day 2020 in India
InterGlobe Foundation (IGF) partnered with Sudhaaya Dance Foundation to celebrate the depiction of feminine figures in the historical sculptural motifs of India. You will find representations of the female form in the architecture of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, since women were revered across artistic disciplines.
However, these rich sculptures are losing their significance today. So, on Women’s Day 2020 in India, Odissi danseuse Shagun Butani performed ‘Interpreting the Feminine in Sculpture through Odissi’. It highlighted the paradigms of the feminine by weaving together sculpture, dance and traditions that represent the visual and performing arts of India. Rohini Bhatia, Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation called it an “endeavour to celebrate womanhood”.
Monuments go red on Women’s Day in India
Iconic landmarks Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Mumbai Municipal Corporation buildings were lit up in red on Women’s Day in India. Why red? The people behind it were showing support for an Anemia Mukt Bharat, under Prime Minister Modi’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN).
The Government of India along with UNICEF has announced the launch of its Poshan Pakhwada programme on 2020 International Women’s Day in India. This program will focus on creating awareness about anemia prevention, hygiene and nutrient-rich foods as anemia is a key health concern among young children and women. India’s National Health Policy (2017) recognizes anemia as a deterrent to maternal and child survival and overall productivity of the nation. For control of anemia, Department of Public Health , Department of Women and Child Development with support from UNICEF have been creating awareness about Anemia Mukt Bharat.
Policewomen Let their Hair Down
EsselWorld hosted women police at their amusement park on the occasion of Women’s Day. The amusement park distributed 1,000 tickets for free on their website. Hundreds of women police personnel claimed the offer and visited the amusement park along with their families and friends.
They were felicitated and went on to indulge in games, ramp walks, dancing, and fun stuff post which they enjoyed all the thrills and rides at the park. It was heartening to see these women—who’ve dedicated their lives to protecting citizens—let their hair down for a change.