“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.” – Dr. BR Ambedkar.
International Men’s Day 2022: The world is marking International Men’s Day on November 19. The day honors and celebrates all the men in our lives. Here are some wishes, images, messages, write-ups, and quotes from famous personalities. Don’t forget to share with the special men in your life!
AUTHOR YASHI LATH
It’s okay to cry. Crying is a constructive way of expressing emotions. It doesn’t make you vulnerable, it expresses your strength and emotions. It’s okay to express yourself and share problems with close ones. It’s completely fine to feel anxious and share insecurities with trustworthy ones. We all go through several hardships in life and experience an emotional breakdown. It’s okay for you too to have an emotional breakdown just remember that everything will be alright. Just don’t let the toxic stereotypes and expectations of society control your mind and personality, find a better version of yourself before stepping into the shoes of a gentleman.
Be a better human being for yourself.
And be kind and understanding to yourself as well as to others.
Author Yashi Lath is from Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India, she is an award-winning author and content writer. She finds a lovely escape in reading and writing is a passion for her she
believes that writing is an emotion that gives people the freedom to express themselves. She has worked with several publication houses as a co-author and solo-published author and she has been featured in media articles and magazines at both national and international levels. Her books are available on Amazon and Notion press.
1 The opus talent awards limelight awards
2 Utkalika best writer award
3 The rising stars award
4 Bhartiya youth face of India
5 Excellence awards
6 The elite book awards
7 The queen award
8 Rabindranath Tagore international festival of art and literature award
9 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Kala Samman award
10 Literary gem awards by cherry book awards
11 – Femina awards
12 – Swami Vivekanand Rashtriya Swarna Samman (National award )
13 – She inspires wonder women award
14: Dr. A.P.J Abdul kalam national excellence award
Remarkable titles –
1 – Best young achiever of 2021
2 – Best debut author
3 – Ambitious personality
4 – Author of the year
5- Versatile Female author
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Respected as a father
cherished as a husband
born as a male
brought up as a boy
walks the arduous path to
responsibility, sacrifice and maturity
he is known as a
man to the world
and a saviour to his family.
Ali Ashhar is a poet, short story writer, philosopher and columnist who hails from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. His writing stint began during his college days as a literature student. He is deeply influenced by the sophistication of his mother who is a gynecologist and his guide. His works have been published in the UK, the USA, Canada, Turkey and numerous other countries around the globe. He received India Prime 100 Authors Award, Elite Book Award, Ace Award and Best Debut Author Award by The Indian Awaz for his poetry collection, Mirror of Emotions which was released internationally in June 2021. Apart from writing, he is an ardent nature-lover and football aficionado.
From the land of the Ardhanarishwara …
It is said that the whole world is nothing but the Tandava dance of Lord Shiva, who symbolises consciousness . “ARDHANARISHWAR” means perfect blend of feminine and masculine. Of the numerous forms of Lord Shiva, Ardhanarishwara is probably the most unique.Lord Shiva has been spendiferous in his accords to give equal status to his wife Lordess Parvati . The mythology of Ardhanarishwar is a celebration of gender equality by highlighting the complementary nature of the masculine and feminine. In life, the process of hope-disappointment, happiness-sorrow and life-death goes on at its own pace. At the same time, the undeniable truth is that if there is happiness today, then surely there will be sorrow tomorrow, because life is fragile and no one can escape from it. It is said that God is truth, truth is Shiva and Shiva is beautiful. Therefore one form of Lord Shiva is Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram. Without Shiva the concept of nature is baseless and without nature there is no basis for human life.
Lord Shiva believes that every man and woman has their own independent universe i.e. subjective existence. Each has its own unique way of looking at the world and behaving, so it is very important to understand their emotions. Purusha is the passive force of the universe, while Prakriti is the active, dynamic force. Both these forces must embrace and fuse with each other to generate and sustain the universe. Without the co-operation of nature, there is no importance of imagination, nor of the knowledge that emerges from it. Knowledge is important to run the world . Such an advance notion has been in existence since time immemorial with the emphasis on the concept of Ardhanarishvara indicating that “totality lies beyond duality” .This has also laid an emphasis on both being part of the Supreme Being, being two equal parts, making the whole, then why do we contribute to the perception that women are the only ones who will benefit from a more equal society. It is also true that we can only succeed through the participation of both women and men.
It is a popular belief that every husband should be like Lord Shiva as he fully respects his wife’s feelings , then in reality why are many men viewed as well with the tiniest of details of many trying to do something or either being a chauvinist or a misogynist .The entire concept of gender discrimination is also visualised as a powerful man being a tormentor or trying to pass lewd remarks at workplace . How many men do we see availing the advantage of family leave which is indubitably available to women after the birth or adoption of a new child? At workplace many are concerned that a complaint will make them seem less “manly” or believe that they should just “man up” and deal with the harassment.There are also reports for many men being glossed over for promotion because he needed to “tone down ” and act more like a man in accordance with gender conformity . Some hierarchial organsiation have outdated ideas about what work is appropriate for women, what work is appropriate for men, and how that work should be rewarded.Gender is purely a social construct . Gender Equality is a concept that is yet to be materialized. Around the world different individuals and groups of people are marginalized and discriminated on the basis of various factors, owing to gender discrimination many men are also not able to use their full potential or assert their rights to live healthy life, and this in turn does have a deep impact in economic development.
Just as Ardhanareeshvara symbolizes male and female principles cannot be separated. It conveys the unity of opposites in the universe, similarly gender equality is must for over all development of the entire world. Gender equality is indispensable for peaceful and just world and concerns both men and women equally . Gender equality is not only matter of human right but also basis of economic development. Gender equality is not only matter of human right but also basis of economic development. Due to prevailing attitudes towards men,society and the system finds it hard to believe or accept that they live in a society where men are also discriminated against. For men, gender equality and a reorientation of masculinity are essential. People discriminate against not only females but men as well .
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Shout out to all men who despite all odds and obstacles paved the way for themselves in this over-ambitious world. May you get more strength and love. Happy International Men’s Day.
Vimal Tiwari is a political expert hailing from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and is often seen explaining various political issues on national TV (Hindi) from a neutral perspective. Interestingly, he is also an ardent Hindi poet and shayar. He also works as a supervision head in a leading footwear brand. It’s a matter of chance that it’s also his birthday on this auspicious International Men’s Day, something that he is proud of and admits that he was never aware about it till a couple of years back.
PRIYA PARAMITA PAUL
Not Every Woman Is A Victim And Not Every Man Is A Victimiser, It Can Go The Other Way Round As Well
Ms World International Ambassador Priya Paramita Paul speaks up about International Men’s Day and how men are always considered to be stronger and never cry.
Priya Paramita Paul also shares that we need to understand right and wrong when it comes to gender equality. “I would like to make a statement that ‘not every woman is a victim and not every man is a victimiser, it can go the other way round’. So please choose your man wisely,” she concludes.
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” – Nelson Mandela.
Entrepreneur Shaivya Kapoor completely resonates with Nelson Mandela’s statement above. She believes each man is significant and each one has his own rights. Shaivya Kapoor considers herself to be an outlaw in the sense that she does not use social media despite being a successful entrepreneur in Delhi’s pet care industry.
Interestingly, in the early years International Men’s Day received overwhelming support in the Caribbean and due to the persistent networking and invitations sent to individuals in other nations International Men’s Day has taken root on the international scene. The Caribbean initiative is now independently celebrated in countries as diverse as Singapore, Australia, India, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Haiti, Jamaica, Hungary, Malta, Ghana, Moldova, and Canada and interest in the event is increasing rapidly.