Dr. Harcharan Singh Arora
Associate Professor & Head,
Post-Graduate Dept. of English Studies & Research,
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The life of a community begins to end the day its people become silent about the things that matter. Everytime and at every place, neither the silence is gold nor the speech is silver. They say that women can raise a developed nation. But the sad reality is that obstacles, many deeply rooted in our social patriarchal structure, always remain there to block women’s full participation in most of the vital fields which shape the destiny of a nation viz. Education, Health, Economy, Language, Infrastructure and Culture. The constitution of India bestows equal rights to all its citizens, men and women, rich and poor irrespective of race, religion, caste or creed. But how these rights get translated in real life situations is a different story. It is a matter of grave concern that our so called elites and particularly those at the helm of affairs are simply a mute spectator of the stark reality. To develop a society or country, we need to develop the base and at the heart of that base is woman. What is the fun of attaining heaven if the soul is lost. If women do not progress, we as a nation can never hope for a bright future and are bound to lag behind in the all round development of our society.