However, the day is observed as an important UN initiative aimed at creating a day to reflect on the progress made by women as well as appreciate examples of courage and strength set by ordinary women in their countries.
Though the idea of celebrating this day seems a bit lost in India because of the country's reputation regarding the treatment of its women, there are those who are trying to change the mindsets of people.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."
Well, it is true that women can be mentally very strong and have the capability to fight till the end.
Check out some powerful pictures in the above slideshow which depicts 'Being A Woman In India.'