Empowering women isn't just the right thing to do- it is the smart thing to do, within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. Today is International Women's Day and Adda247 calls for every individual to join hands in the movement #PressforProgress by taking a pledge that you'll promote gender equality, education, and justice for all. Adda247 is pleased to announce that to support the agenda to Press for Progress, we will be donating 10% of today's collection towards educating the girl child. On this day, you can also express your opinion on #PressforProgress by participating in the Essay Writing Contest by Adda247. This contest will close at midnight on 8th March 2018.

Write your Essay in a Word File, Attach it to a mail with Subject line: #PressforProgress <Your Name> and mail to contact@bankersadda.com

International Women's Day is celebrated every year in many countries on 8th March, and it is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. A number of powerful women have shaped the course of history with their intelligence, strength, passion, and leadership qualities. They have challenged the status quo, made lasting reforms, and many have presided over their countries for decades, ushering in prosperity and cultural revolutions. Women’s History  is more than the sum of its outstanding players: Sita in ‘Ramayana’, Jhansi’s Rani Lakshmi Bai, Zenobia the queen of the Palmyrene Empire, Joan of Arcthey, Marie Curie, Indira Gandi, Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher; they are not only celebrated women but their contribution to social change and awareness had been immense.

International Women's Day is not a country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let's all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let's all Press for Progress. And to make a contribution to this agenda Adda247 will be donating 10% of today's collection towards educating the girl child. Adda247 family believes when girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can make a difference in the world- Malala Yousafzai. Education is the fundamental building block to Press for Progress of a child and the nation. Collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity is what is required to make the International Women's Day successful.

Share your views by participating in the Essay Writing Contest by Adda247. Write an Essay on #PressforProgress in not more than 250 words and mail your essay to contact@adda247.com The winner will get a Prime Subscription (of his/her choice) for 12 months and the winner's Essay will be published in the Competition Power Magazine.