Announcing Winners of the parentune Women’s Day contest!
Created by Parentune Support Updated on Mar 25, 2017
This Women’s Day, we set out to find the one thing that women would change, if given a chance. So, of course we asked all our mommies! Of the countless entries we received, some were touching and some were encouraging, but most were inspiring, making the final decision a pretty tough one.
Congratulations to everyone who participated - we loved all the wonderful ideas you shared. Here are the winners with their thoughts - and we also have some 'honorary entries' that are undoubtedly worth a mention.
First Prize - Mitti Joshi (Mumbai)
If I had the power to change one thing, it would be "acceptance". Whether acceptance of an individual different from you, or the older generation accepting new ideas, while the younger generations value traditions, I think this can result in happy families. Acceptance of other’s ideas, culture or traditions can reduce conflicts and gender bias.
Second Prize – Kavitha Gowda (Bengaluru)
If I had the power to change one thing, it would be to teach every child the importance to save and take care of nature, either by planting a tree or by not allowing anyone to cut one down.
Every child in the community should plant a tree on every occasion that a family celebrates - this would make the whole world greener and a better place to live in.
Third Prize – Shirley Baidya (Kolkata)
The thing that I would like to change is the upbringing of the male child. We should inculcate good values in them, especially about the fairer sex. We should teach our sons from day one to respect and value women for who they are.
If we change the way a man views or thinks about women, gender inequality and crimes against women are bound to vanish.
Isha Bhardwaj (New Delhi)
I would like to change the gender norms associated with male and females. A son can cook or sew or choose to live with his wife's family. A girl can travel the world, choose to stay single or lead the country. Crimes against women can be solved if our sons are sensitised towards the role of women in their lives.
Hina Pant (New Delhi)
If I could change one thing in the world, it would be the way we look at adoption. Families should be planned in a way that everyone has one biological child, and adopts the second child. Imagine, if we follow this, there would be every child for a parent and a parent for every child!
Aditi Gaur (New Delhi)
One thing which I could change is the apathetic and insensitive attitude of people towards animals and become more loving and caring towards them, because people of such kind of society lack love care and respect for any form of life and makes a society more intolerant, which is the case that we are witnessing nowadays.
Surabhi Naresh (Jaipur)
if I could change one thing in this world ....then I would like to make this world free of boundaries and borders so that each and every person in this world could live without fear of terrorism, wars, insecurity, etc. truly depicting the concept of 'vasudev kutumbukum' where the whole earth is a big family.... as rightly said by Rabindranath Tagore... as his own concept of freedom.... where the mind is without fear..... Head is held high...... o God let my country awake
Tanishka Kelewadikar (Mumbai)
If I could change one thing in the world it would be the concept of "Old age home". After becoming a parent now I realised how much our parents has done for us.. They have shown us this world given everything we needed sacrificing there wishes.. But when the time comes children send them to old age home just because they are busy in their life n cannot take care of parents. Its children's responsibility to keep their parents happy because our children's r also observing us we should set up good example for them.. So respect our parents the life which we r enjoying its just because of their efforts..
A big round of applause from the parentune team! Well done, ladies and thank you for the overwhelming response! The three winners receive gift vouchers worth Rs 3000, Rs 2000 and Rs 1000 each.
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