Do people really understand the importance of a woman’s role in the society? A five-year-old can give a much more realistic and innocent answer than adults.
Bond between a mother and her son
Back in 2013, I was taking serious efforts to lose my weight (still trying to). While exercising at Bhusari Colony Pune’s BS Joshi jogging park, a kid attracted my attention. He was running around. Little fellow suddenly fell down and started crying. His mom came running towards him. She quickly hugged him, lifted him, patted him on his back and assured him that nothing had happened.
This kid stopped crying within the next few seconds. Then again she asked him to continue running and said that she would sit for some time and would keep an eye on him. This incident once again forced me to think about the bond between a mother and her child.
For any child, his mother is just like God. She has a solution to every problem. She takes an unbearable pain and gives birth to this child. She cares for her kid; she does everything possible to make him a good human being. She does all this while giving equal importance to her husband, as well as professional responsibilities.
From managing household chores to working as a TV channel’s chief operating officer, they can manage almost everything, including fulfilling family responsibilities. In exchange, all that they expect is a little attention, affection, compliments, adoration, and encouragement from others.
Life starts from a woman’s womb and there is no alternative to it. Thus, not just on women’s day, but it’s everyone’s responsibility to show extreme respect towards women on all days.
Don’t be a mute spectator if you see a woman in trouble
Women often become easy targets for criminals. Unfortunately, India’s political leadership, as well as the judiciary, does not seem to be serious in dealing with increasing crime against women. The SC seems to be more bothered about the behaviour of culprits in jail. Nirbhaya’s soul is still waiting for justice somewhere in one of Delhi’s lanes. Unfortunately, people cannot break into Tihar Jail and kill the four culprits-Akshay, Pawan, Vinay, and Mukesh as well as Mohammad Afroz (who is probably enjoying his new life with the help of MHA).
What the best everyone can do is play our part as a good citizen by not being a mute spectator to any crime against women. Do not hesitate to help those who have faced sexual harassment. Ask your city’s MP, MLAs, and corporators to increase funding for shelter homes for orphan girls. Urge them to suspend police officers who refuse to file cases related to crime against women.
“I am proud to say that I gifted a laptop and internet dongle to my girlfriend who was needing the same,” said my friend who loves buying gifts for his girlfriend(s).
Simply offering gifts to your girlfriend does not mean you are helping women. If you really wish to make some difference, donate your time as well as a small part of your salary towards organizations that help women in distress. Especially to those who are involved in rescuing girls from human trafficking and prostitution.
Do this, your mother, sister, and wife would really appreciate your efforts. So will the society.