It is finally that time of the year when women get to rule the world for a day. Well, we are just kidding, women rule every day. From waking up to getting ready and balancing both work and home, we women are each a reincarnation of the Goddess Durga, who is a 10 handed deity and is worshipped worldwide for her power. International Women’s Day is marked on the 8th of March and is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups close to celebrating women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. This day is one of the most important time to:
- celebrate women’s accomplishments
- raise awareness about women’s parity
- lobby for expedited gender equality
- fundraise for female-focused foundations
And here we have come with three stories of the women of Artyska who work in their respective fields and achieve something or the other every time they get a chance to do so. Here are their stories:
Anusmita Bardhan Sur
A person who reels in the positivity of womanhood, Anusmita is a dynamo who is a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur, a stylist, and a fashion model. She also won the title of Miss Bharat, 2019. Currently, she lives in Georgia, the USA with her family. She is a soul who lives for her dreams and is extremely passionate about her work. She has dedicated her life to the world of fashion and keeps giving more to it every passing day. She also has a keen interest in dancing and aces at that too. She has been supporting women entrepreneurs through various events as well. Talk about a woman who has achieved in her life, Anusmita sure seems to have it all!
A rebel with a cause, Anushka is a teen queen who clearly says “daughters do not grow up to be just a helping hand in the kitchen” and since has been helping her mom with her business from a very early age. She is only a student now and has already started to chase every dream she has because she chooses to believe in herself. And she is a triple threat because she is an ace Bharatanatyam dancer and she plays the piano and the violin. Along with these on her plate, she also wants to achieve the highest grades in school and college. We cannot stress this enough, Anushka has a winning spirit which will never stray her away from her goals in life.
A bold, enigmatic and creative personality, Bandana never backs down from a challenge. She started small with writing stories in her journal to acquiring a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She can turn any situation into a method story and she rolls that as a piece of content. She is a writer, influencer and singer and she only strives to be better with her upcoming days. After winning a battle with Depression with a few months of therapy, Bandana made it an ideal in her life to keep her eyes on the prize. For now, she is an intersectional feminist who focusses on women’s issues, tries to contribute to society and the underprivileged in every way possible.
Now after reading the stories of these women, you must be thinking that since they are so empowered, they don’t need a day to celebrate. But according to the World Economic Forum, sadly none will see gender equality in our lives, and nor likely will many of our youngsters. Gender equality won’t be attained for nearly a century. So it surely is our responsibility to keep the fighting spirit alive to speak not just for one woman but for the future generations of powerful women to come. It is our job to contribute and grow.
Here’s Artyska wishing all of you a very Happy International Women’s Day!