Monday, March 11, 2019

International Women’s day-2019 celebrated in SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pettavaithalai.

School treachers garlanded Avvaiyar drawing  in School premises.
SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pettavaithalai celebrated International Women's Day 2019 by respecting to Avvaiyar on International Women’s day on March 8.On this occasion, the school staff members garlanded the picture of Avvaiyar, an eminent, earliest   woman Tamil Poet. The Head Mistress of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pettavaithalai, Ms.Kala delivered the key note address on the importance of International Women’s day. In her key note address, Ms.Kala said, “International Women's Day 2019 is celebrated with the theme of “Balance for Better,” for a gender-balanced world. International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year as it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive. While there has undoubtedly been progress toward more balanced societies, there is still a long way to go and that everyone can play a part in achieving gender equality. Women can do anything and everything. They just need to be brave, fearless and believe that they are equally powerful and capable of doing whatever they want to do. They can bring the change the world requires. We should be strong enough to take our decisions and take a stand for ourselves. We need to respect Avvaiyar, the great Tamil poetess who lived in the southern parts attributed to saga period who had been instrumental to promote equivalency among men and women. Avvaiyar is a prominent female poet of Tamil literature. She found great happiness in the life of children and mothers. Aathichoodi is a collection of single-line quotes written by Avvaiyar and organized in alphabetical order and said, ‘What we have learned is like a handful of earth, what we have yet to learn is like the whole world’. It is important to remember such a woman personality lived in Saga Period in this part of the world as an outstanding poetess among several men poets. “Balance for Better,” was practiced by Avaiyar and we need to sustain and develop further as per the global needs on gender parity. Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human being on the planet. These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage”. HM Kala concluded saying that, “We need to stand for other rights that are vital for women’s equality and for the right of every woman to live equally and free from discrimination, no matter her sexuality or identity”.- Kris

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