Women’s Day 2018: Telangana Government Declares Holiday for Women Staff on March 8
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. Women’s Day is essentially celebrated in a bid to promote gender parity and acknowledge the achievements of women in almost every field. The day is celebrated differently in different parts of the country. And this year, Telangana government has thought of a unique gift for all its women staff. Reportedly, Telangana government has declared a special casual leave to all the women employees in the state on Thursday, on the occasion of International Women’s Day. By declaring the day as a holiday, the Telangana state government has given an opportunity to women to celebrate it the way they want.
Women’s Day, which is celebrated to appreciate and acknowledge the achievements of women, also advocates for gender parity. The first national women’s day was held in New York in 1909 on February 28 and was organized by the Socialist Party of America. The day was held in honor of the garment workers’ strike. A year later, during the International Women’s day conference in Copenhagen, Socialist representatives suggested observing International Women’s Day. However, the date was still not finalised. Initially, March 19 was celebrated as Women’s Day. But in 1913, March 8 was finally zeroed down as the day to celebrate International Women’s Day. UN started celebrating the day in 1975.
Women often get caught up their busy lives. From being an obedient daughter to a caring wife and mother, at the same time managing professional work, women are often left with no time for themselves. The off day can hence be utilised to do what they like. Various brands have come forward with unique, customised offers for Women’s Day, so they can make the most of it. If you wish to appreciate the women in your life, then choose from a collection of wishes that you could send to make their day special. Meanwhile, let you know your thoughts on a holiday being declared in Telangana for Women’s Day.