Google doodle celebrates International Women’s Day

NEW DELHI: Google on Friday celebrated the International Women's Day 2019 by dedicating a doodle.

The doodle consists of a slideshow of quotes of successful women from around the world.

The doodle starts with "woman" written in eleven different languages, including Hindi, Arabic, French, Bangla, Russian, Japanese, German, Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

As one clicks on the play button, the doodle starts a slideshow of inspirational quotes of successful women from around the world written in their local language.

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, British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, to name a few.

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

The idea of celebrating Women's Day came about in 1909 after the Socialist Party of America organized a Women's Day on February 28, 1909, in New York.

A year later, International Socialist Woman's Conference suggested that it be made an annual feature.

In 1917, the Russian Provisional Government enacted women's suffrage and March 8 was declared a national holiday.

For the next six decades, several socialist movement and communist countries across the world celebrated this day.

In 1975, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women's rights and world peace.

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