The International Widows Day is a United Nations ratified day of action to address the "poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries".
In the context of pandemics, lockdowns and economic closures, widows may not have access to bank accounts and pensions to pay for healthcare if they too become ill or to support themselves and their children.
With lone-mother families and single older women already particularly vulnerable to poverty, this is an area that needs urgent attention.
Our poll question today is based on this issue. Do you think widows are given the honour in our Indian society today?