Saturday, March 7, 2015

International Women's Day 2015 tribute

Introspect today- not just pray

Everywhere today,We pray 

That women be safe,Day after day.

Religions we believe,say something 

Our actions we do, show the opposite.

Bible says "she opens her mouth

With wisdom,

And the teaching of kindness

Is on her tongue" ( Proverbs 31:26 )

All these kindness is in vain

Because 700 million women in all nation

Have no food , water, sanitation ,

Healthcare and education. 

Islam professes " Men are protectors 

And maintainers of women,

Because Allah has made one of them

To excel the other" (An-Nisaa’ 4:34)

On a cold winter night,In a bus in the capital,

The driver and the helper, molest Nirbhaya 

Barbaric and gruesome ,torture her 

And dispose. The Protectors.

Nanak preaches " From woman, man is born;

Within woman, man is conceived;

To woman he is engaged and married.

Through woman, future gens come" ( Raag Aasaa Mehal 1, Page 473)

A fine school day, the corridors ringing 

Children in the classrooms, teachers on job.

Terrorists gun the children, mothers wailing.

Were these gunmen not born to mothers ?

Hinduism goes like this on women

" Where women are honoured, Gods are pleased.

But where they are not honoured ,

No sacred rite yields rewards." (Manu Smriti 3.56)

Half the world is women,

Mothers, daughters and  sisters.

Religion if we practice and pray, understand

Women are here to stay.

Preach something , practice something 

Is the order of the day.

Not just today, day after day

Respect, support women, come what may.

Dr. Jawahar Surisetti is a renowned educationist and psychologist. He has been leading a campaign to improve the quality of the education system, and to encourage a change which emphasizes on thinking and moves away from the rote method. His programme - Think! Curriculum, which is a new learning methodology for students - is aimed at encouraging thinking, participation and questioning. Dr. Surisetti has hosted 1310 seminars across the globe on various education and corporate issues with leading media houses and the UNO. He is also the author of the best-selling international parenting guide 'Mama and Me' that has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the U.S. and Europe