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Friday, July 01, 2011

Wing Clipping

Who could clip the wings of women?

Be it praising or commenting - talking less about women is always safer both at home as well as workplace. However, I dare to talk this, but briefly, because there is a move to create a women’s wing of PRSI. There is also some discussion elsewhere for & against the caption, these days. 

In population, sex ratio, literacy and in muscle power the women may appear slightly less (see my writing ‘Women’s Wing’ in dtd 15th June 2011), but they are superior in creation. Constraints apart, in each of the following quotes, you will find the fairer sex having an edge.

“Sure God created man before woman.  But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece” ~Author Unknown
“A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon” ~Arnold Haultin
“Women get the last word in every argument.  Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument” ~Author Unknown
“A man's face is his autobiography.  A woman's face is her work of fiction” ~Oscar Wilde
“If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning” ~Aristotle Onassis

Straight to the point, a peep into the 37 years history of Hyderabad Chapter of Public Relations Society of India, you will find only one Woman (Mrs Prameela Nanda – 1986-88) as Chairperson out of the total 19 men. Similarly, out of the 15 recipients of Best PR Manager Award, you will have only one Woman (Mrs G Aneeja – 2011). See the tables below.

For this kind of a situation, “Who is to be blamed and who could clip the wings of women”? is a question. “Feminization of PR profession is possible but existence of women in any PR professional body is impossible” is certainly not an answer to the question, but a hypothesis. Research needed.

Personally, I feel, no one can clip the wings of women. It is their wish to fly or not to fly. 

Chairpersons of PRSI, Hyderabad Chapter
Prof. S. Bashiruddin
P.L. Raghu Ram
Prof. S. Bashiruddin
Dr. C.V. Narasimha Reddi
Mathew Joseph
S. Venkata Ratnam
K. V.  Rajgopal
Smt. Pramila Nanda
Dr. C.V. Narsimha Reddi
R. Neelamegham
C. Ramakrishna
N. L. Narasimha Rao
VSR Naidu
N. L. Narasimha Rao
Krishna Baji
K. Govindaraj
N. Radhakrishna Rao
Y. Babji
N. L. Narasimha Rao
Dr. C.G.K. Murthy
M. Pramoda Rao
K.R.K. Chary
N.L. Narasimha Rao
(2011- to date)

Recipients of ‘Best PR Manager’ Award
Recipient of the Award
PSN Murthy
P Krishnaiah
C Elbert
Krishna Baji
M Krishnanand
Dr J Chennaiah
A Vishveswar Reddy
S Chandra sekhar
Mohana Murthy
D Virinchi
FR Michael
Y Babji
K Manohar Achary
S Krishnan
Smt G Aneeja