International Women’s Day: Google celebrates women from across the globe


New Delhi: Google has celebrated the International Women’s Day with a collection of quotes from 13 notable women from different parts of the world on Friday.

The Google Doodle is a colourful image with the word “woman” written in 11 languages, including Hindi and Bengali. Once you click on it, a pop-up comes out that lets the user scroll through the different quotes.

The slideshow includes quotes from women such as Dr Mae Jemison, an American astronaut, and a physician, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Indian boxer Mary Kom and British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.

Every year, on March 8, the world honours women of the world by celebrating the International Women’s Day.

But it was celebrated for the first time on March 8, 1917, which marked the women suffrage in Soviet Russia. That day marked the beginning of the February Revolution, which along with the October Revolution, accounted for the Russian Revolution.

It was declared a holiday in Soviet Russia, after which the day was predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries. It was eventually adopted as International Women’s Day in 1975 by the United Nations.

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