Oxford chooses ‘Nari Shakti’ as Hindi word of 2018
“January 26, 2019”, was a historic date for women in India. Hindi word of the year for 2018 is given to ‘Nari Shakti’ by Oxford Dictionaries on Saturday. It is derived from Sanskrit, ‘Nari’ means ‘women’ and ‘Shakti’ means ‘power.’
The word’s victory is symbolic to women’s fight to break the perception of the society. It is dedicated to all those women who are continuously evolving with changing time and technology. It is dedicated to all those women who successfully broke the prototype of ‘women confining in just four walls’.
The wining of ‘Nari Shakti’ also represents courage that women derived and the feeling of sisterhood which is now stronger than ever before. 2018 Hindi word of the year title given to Nari Shakti is not just a title, but a sentiment which is being carried forward in 2019.
The Hindi Nari Shakti word won the title on the day when all-women Assam Rifles contingent participated in 70th Republic Day celebrations.
The word attracted a great deal of attention and reflects the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the past year. This great news announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival.