Jun 14, 2023
Photo: Sakhi Utsav, Debari, Udaipur
International Women's Day “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”
“Whenever women become aware and act collectively make wonders across the globe”
International Women’s Day is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights and is observed on 8th March every year. Women’s Day acknowledges women’s fight for adult suffrage, equal wage rights, equal opportunities, and the right to free life, which happened across the globe. The day focuses on bridging the gender gap and celebrates womanhood by marking a call to remember, women are perfect to forge ways for better tomorrow mt-4s for themselves, their families, and communities.
United Nations proposes a theme for Women’s Day celebration on various development concerns annually. In 2019, the theme was “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”
Manjari Foundation celebrates International Women's Day every year since we are committed to bringing tangible changes in the lives of women through a holistic development process. Like previous years, this year also continued and deepen our efforts for celebrating the women's day program in the name of Sakhi Utsav as Sakhi represents women-led collectives & envisions the identity of these women. We believe that actions are more powerful than words, so believing and taking this belief forward we designed and organized a women's day program in a more creative and innovative way.
It was very amazing to see the mental and physical power of women in “Tug of War. “ It brings such a unique enjoyment, fun, sense of togetherness, and collective strength.
The capability of balancing along with the ability to run faster towards victory is what matka race. Women run balancing a matka on their heads; it was really inspiring and depicts how women have the power of #balance for the better.
It is a race of balance and coordination game in which participants must balance “Kancha” upon a spoon and race it to the finishing line. Participating in and finishing events till the finishing line was a remarkable example of the spirit of the game beyond victory or defeat.
Breaking a pot placed at the centre of the circle with a stick, with tied-up eyes converted into high fun and laughter around the playground. It again inculcates the spirit of work in difficult situations as well.
Speed, perceptions, strategies, stamina, and passion to score are the essence of Football. Women in Sarees effortlessly donning the football ground was a true sight of empowerment happening amongst women. The match between women was an interesting sight as it gave the vibes of India’s rising female football scenario.
Rangoli is an art that meets imagination and meets the brightness of diverse colors. The patterns created were lovely and colorful. Flower-shaped patterns seemed like a hint of the Manjari Foundation’s logo and thus, represented an appreciation of associates’ hard work in organizing female collectives and its work to channel the women's power.
Being a widely accepted sport, women showcased their own sparking selves at the Kabbadi ground. The sport which compiles strength and strategy expanded the wave of competition and celebration in the atmosphere. Women in sarees, tackling the opposite teams with proper plans and strategies were a nourishing sight as it was a ready example of women upbringing themselves despite of gender barricades.