March 8 is International Women’s Day

6 03 2009
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“The observance of International Women’s Day (IWD) was a result of the organizing activities of women in the early 20th Century. Between 1909 and 1911, working women in the United States of America participated in organizing strike activities of the National Women’s Trade Union League and other concerned groups. They were protesting against low wages, lack of protective legislation and the very poor working conditions to which women workers were subjected during that time”

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8.   The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts.  In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

At work earlier,  our HR staff distributed roses to all lady employees at the entrance lobby.  We were also encouraged to wear pink every Friday, starting today for the whole month of March, to commemorate the women’s month celebration.  Among the activities sponsored by the company I worked for are free bone screening and fora on cervical cancer, breast cancer and road rules & safety for lady drivers.

Philippine Logo

This year’s local theme – Babae, Yaman Ka ng Bayan!  (Woman, You’re an Asset of the Nation!) highlights the critical role of women in nation-building and recognizes that women are an important resource who can contribute to the reduction of poverty. 




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9 03 2009

A Tribute to Women – The Architects of Life

International Women’s Day – Commemorating;

Celebrating with Pride; Women, the Pride of the World

It is a great privilege and honor to express these few words of admiration and appreciation in honor of Women; the Pride of our Lives

Architects with Pride

Women are indeed the proud architects of Life


Women provide immense guidance along every structure of life


Women construct foundations that encompass virtues of the highest goodness for one and all meaningfully

Envisage; Vision; Wisdom

Women envisage their expectations manifesting with a vision of wisdom as only women can

Family; Passions

Women empower their Families; enabling them to re discover their passions in life meaningfully

Instrumental; Steps

Women perceive impediments as stepping stones to potential accomplishments


Women sketch the hallmarks of time with heart prints of love that only women can

Women; Mothers

Women as Mothers are the epitome of divinity

Teacher; Imparting Values Based Principles Teachings

Women are amongst the the wisest of teachers

Legends; Centuries

Women are amongst the very greatest of legends since time immemorial

Intuitive – Insightful

Women are intuitive and insightful; articulating their notions intuitively

Eminent Reminder

Women thoughtfully remind us that the Soul characterizes the essence of life


Women compliment each and every day of life, by defining the virtue of admiration eloquently; only as women can

Affection; Love & Respect

Women spend their lifetime showering immense affection to each and every aspect of life; only as women can


Women teach us to immensely appreciate and recognize of the phenomenal treasures of versatile abilities that we have been endowed with and to utilize these meaningfully

Beauty; Heart Perceiving

Women teach us to understand and recognize that the true beauty of life is not relating to the physical appearance; but to the beauty of the Heart


Women enable us to perceive the purity of our hearts filled with compassion; to recognize the gentleness; the compassionate nature that dwells within


Women teach us that consideration and thoughtfulness for others around us creates an incredible difference and impact in our lives as well


Women encourage us to become more creative and explore our greater potentialities meaningfully whilst managing the certainties that dwell alongside


Women truly bring out the moral courage that resides within us magnificently


Women with their resilient attitude and determination show us that the endurance; the strength within us is inspired with an indomitable willpower

Encouragement; Meaningful Balance

Women encourage us to soar to reach the altitudes of meaningful objectives and accomplishments, whilst reminding us to simultaneously maintain our attention on the ascent to the pinnacle precariously; as well as ensuring our optimal balance is carefully maintained-sustained diligently


Women teach us to believe in our true selves with the purpose of accomplishing greater good for others and ourselves as well


Women teach us that gratitude is essentially a sign of nobility; the more grateful we are; the more meaningful we are; the more purposeful we are and the more responsible we are while gratefully acknowledging all that we have humbly; we are further equipped with more resourcefulness accordingly


Women bring tremendous happiness to their families with their graceful and loving attitude always


Women inspire us to have hope; to trust and recognize its uniqueness


Women inspire us with their caring touch in every aspect of family upbringing; family evolution; nurturing each life preciously and adding meaningfulness to every aspect as only women can do


Women are intelligent and demonstrate their proficiency in being able to grasp and understand various aspects of life more meaningfully


Women motivate us to recognize the value of each moment for what it signifies and to ensure that it is wisely invested in with a meaningful approach always


Women are noble and bring about remarkable changes in the World at every instance by truly winning the admiration and hearts of People always; Whenever any reference is attributed to Women, it is extended with the very highest Pride; Honor and Nobility


Women evoke us to instill a passion for appreciation of the very finest in life always and making us believe that we have what it takes to accomplish meaningful objectives


Women teach us that the theory of peaceful co existence; non violence in all forms of thoughts; speeches and actions is among the very most vital and essential ingredient of each an every aspect of life


Women are purposeful and thoughtfully express their perspective with a meaningful approach regarding various aspects of life


Women are gifted with so many more wonderful and the very most finest virtues that they are always enriching each and every aspect of life meaningfully

To give an example

When we perceive the attitude; the compassion; the love and care; the gracefulness of Mothers; we are humbly appreciative; grateful; very most thankful and always Respectfully acknowledging the greatness of Mothers; Truly Mothers are the greatest gift of God


Mothers always teach us to appreciate what we have in life; to recognize the value of each and every aspect in life; to be appreciative; to be grateful; to be thankful and to meaningfully; purposefully and responsibly utilize each and every moment in life meticulously and very preciously

Mothers teach us that

Mothers teach us that grandeur; the beauty of life cannot be touched or experienced with our vision alone; it is the perception with our truly awakened heart; intellect; mind and soul that we are able to perceive the wonderfulness of this Universe and its magnificence

Mothers also teach us that

Mothers also teach us to have hope; courage and a vision; that when one avenue of happiness is bereft with impediments; there are always another avenues of meaningful happiness that are there in life provided of course that we take the meaningful; purposeful and responsible initiatives intelligently and spontaneously; while ensuring that no permission is given to any avenues that might be deviating from ethical practices; practicing and observance of a conventional protocol of good and responsible conduct and character always

Tribute to our Mothers

As a token of appreciation for the immense and very most valuable efforts that our Mothers take for us; we should always strive to accomplish and excel in our respective endeavors; taking care of our duties; our agendas; our assignments; our objectives; meaningfully; purposefully and responsibly always


The above was a very brief admirable prelude since the greatness of Women could not be expressed in these few words alone

History; Women are Truly the Pride of our Lives

History is testament to the evidential factor that will always proudly express that Women are truly the Pride of our Lives always; and it is a privilege to acknowledge this with appreciation; utmost thanks and gratefulness


May One and All be Appreciative; Grateful and Thankful


May Happiness be showered on One and All; May One and All be Healthy;


May One and All be Loved & Respected; May One and All have Well-being


May One and All realize that their Happiness is linked to others Happiness;


May One and All recognize that when the World is Happy, they are Happier;


May One and All discover the true meaning of Life is that Life is Precious


May One and All be Resourceful & Talented; May One and All Achieve and Excel;


May One and All be Considerate; Creative; Meaningful; Purposeful and Responsible;


May One and All Love Nature; The Environment & Humanity;


May One and All Respect One Another; May One and All Inspire One Another;


May One and All realize that they each have a very meaningful and special purpose in Life;


May One and All believe that they are the precious Gems of this Universe;


May One and All realize that Life is Beautiful; Precious, Meaningful and Purposeful;


May One and All be a Symbol of Gods Loving Love and Light; Radiating Joy for others;


May One and All be Blessed with a Vision of Happiness, Prosperity, Progress and Wisdom always

Gratitude; Many Thanks

Thank you for your attention and good wishes; God Bless

Universal Appreciation; Happiness; Gratitude & Wisdom May

Universal Appreciation; Happiness; Consideration; Compassion; Respect; Peace; Love; Cooperation; Inspiration; Gratitude; Economic Development, Stability; Prosperity, Progress & Wisdom prevail always

Love & Light;

God Bless,


©2009 Vashi Ram Chandi

6 03 2009
Stela Yordanova

Sewing a better future on International Women’s Day
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