A woman is a fierce fighter and fearless lioness born out for fire to take the world with her own hands and fight with her destiny. She is the cradle of a silent burning fire that gives strength and rejuvenates all other souls and gives inspiration to society. A woman should not feel and sound helpless and tired; as she is the strength behind the formidable inspiration for any society to work hard for establishing a better tomorrow. A woman cannot lose or ever be defeated; as they represent the wheels that drive a nation forward.

The sacred fire inside a woman help the society in pushing against all hurdles; and help remove all obstacles to be defeated and eradicated completely. It is important that we need to realize that educating, training and empowering a woman is the only big step forward for the betterment of the nation.

A woman builds the platform on which a vibrant and dynamic society is established; which is the root for the socio-economic success and prosperity for a modern nation.

Saikat Kumar Basu, Canada


All the best

This is with reference to the news story “Sixteen-year-old set to scale Mt Everest” (THT, April 2, Page 5). Shivangi Pathak from the Indian State of Haryana is about to scale the highest peak this season. She will be India’s youngest woman to climb the peak if she manages to conquer it.

The teenage girl arrived in Kathmandu on April 1 along with a team of other climbers to acclimatise in the high altitude areas in the Everest region, according to Seven Summit Treks, which is organising the expedition. Of course, what she is going to do will be a matter of pride for herself and her country. Climbing of any peak in itself is a challenging task and it will be more arduous when it comes to conquering Mt Everest.

A person must have full confidence and stamina to take the climbing challenge. If she becomes successful in climbing the summit she will not only earn name and fame in her country but her feat will also give a positive message to all teenagers that nothing is impossible if one is determined to one’s own goal. All the best to Pathak!

Pratik Shrestha, Buddhanagar


Space lab

News of Chinese space lab Tiangong-1 plunging in the sky has just awakened the world.

In fact, the spacecraft will be able to give a large amount of data from the sophisticated instruments such as the Terrain Mapping Camera besides fulfilling many scientific objectives.

At the same time, scientists should analyze the exact reason behind the failure of many space missions.  In the present scenario, they should think of the Six Sigma methodology – a way to improve work processes by eliminating defects.

Under no circumstances should our scientists lose their hope while engaging in any scientific mission.

P Senthil Saravana Durai, Mumbai