A woman plays many roles in her life starting from a doting daughter loved and pampered by her parents and a caring sister to her siblings…then later on from a career oriented hardworking professional to a loving and devotional wife. But out of all the roles a women plays, one is the most divine, the selfless and lifelong role of a caring and loving Mother.
Mother’s Day is a special Day set aside to remember, appreciate, revere and honour the illustrious and labourious preoccupations of mothers across the world.
When you think about it, being a parent is the ultimate test of one’s leadership skills. A parent has the awesome and sacred responsibility of guiding and shepherding young people through all the trials and tribulations of life into becoming positive and productive human beings – and contributing members of the human race. We salute all the adoring Mothers of this world and on this Mother’s Day, we pay a small tribute to some of the great mothers, who were not only a dedicated parent but also an inspiration to everyone.
Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world. She spent many years in Calcutta, India where she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation devoted to helping those in great need. She was a loving, helpful and caring mother to everyone. She nursed for the sick, cared for poor, everyone was equal before her eyes just as every child is equal for a mother. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and became a symbol of charitable, selfless work. In 2016, Mother Teresa was canonised by the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa.
Indira Gandhi was the only child of Kamala Kaul and Jawarharlal Nehru. She was an Indian politician and central figure of the Indian National Congress party and to date the only female Prime Minister of India. Her son, Rajiv, a professional airline pilot with little interest in politics before the death of his brother, became Prime Minister in 1984 amidst riots after her assassination.
Rani Laxmi Bai
Rani Lakshmi Bai was one of the leading warriors of the India’s first struggle for independence. A symbol of bravery, patriotism, and honour. In March 1858, when the British attacked Jhansi, Rani Lakshmi Bai’s army decided to fight and the war continued for about two weeks. The army fought very bravely, even though Jhansi lost to the British forces. After a fierce war when the British army entered Jhansi, Rani Lakshmi Bai, tied her son Damodar Rao to her back and fought bravely using two swords in both her hands. She escaped to the fortress of Kalpi under the cover of darkness and was accompanied by many other rebellions. On the unfortunate day of 17 June of 1858, this great warrior martyred her life for India’s freedom.
Sushmita Sen was the winner of the Miss Universe pageant of 1994. She was the first Indian to win the crown. She adopted her first daughter when she was mere 22 years old, single and successful. Now a doting mother to two beautiful girls, Sushmita Sen is an inspiration for every mother. Blood relation or not, a mother is always a mother.
Although scientist Marie Curie is best known for being the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, she also raised her two young daughters alone after her husband died in an accident in 1906. One of their daughters, Irène Joliot-Curie, went on to co-win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with her husband for their own work with radioactivity.
J K Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter novels– the author whose book series has been translated into approximately 73 languages, sold millions of copies is an inspirational mother. Being a single parent and in she was not in a so well off state, she worked hard to achieve her dream and took care of her children. She faced many rejections from many publishers but she didn’t let it stop her. J.K. Rowling went from being a jobless single mother living off unemployment benefits to one of the bestselling authors of all time. But it didn’t happen overnight. She faced rejection and constantly strived for success. She worked hard at her craft before anyone noticed her. That practice, along with strengthening herself against rejection, was what made her work unforgettable.
A sportswoman who has made India proud with her glorious achievements, Mary Kom is a boxer—the only Indian woman boxer who managed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics where she also won a Bronze Medal. A doting mother to three sons, Mary Kom showed the world that motherhood is not an excuse to give up your dreams. Not only she achieved the same old fitness level, she went on to win an Olympic Medal for India in boxing after giving birth to twins.