Hindu Council of Australia sets up Woman’s Day Gargi Woman Award

On the International day of women 2018, Hindu Council of Australia has decided to institute an award for outstanding women in Australia who make a good role model for growing up Hindu girls and women. The award will consist of a commendation letter and will be awarded in multiple categories like Sports, Journalism, Performers, Defense, Community Carers, Home Carers, Seniors Carers, Educationist etc.

The award is named after an ancient Indian philosopher considered to be the first woman philosopher  Gargi Vachaknavi  (c. 7th century BCE). She is honored as a renowned expounder of the eternal knowledge in Vedic Literature.   She participated in a philosophic debate and challenged the established male sage Yajnavalkya, the only lady to do so.   She is also said to have written many hymns in the Rigveda. (Source: Wikipedia)

In 2018 the award will be presented by the President of Hindu Council of Australia at International Women Day ceremony on 11thMarch 2018 in Parramatta’s cultural festival Parramasala.

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