Here are seven inspiring women, who have set a benchmark
Though society is scared of independent women, but it seems that this thing never bothers a woman, who wants to achieve something in her life. Interestingly, sophisticated section of our society also treats women as a dependent gender. Even if she is earning well, she is educated and independent still she is considered second gender of the society. Today we have come up with a list of seven inspiring women, who dared to do something different.
First Indian Woman Day
Indian women’s history is full of pioneers who have broken gender barriers and worked hard for their rights and made progress in the field of politics, arts, science, law etc.
There are a lot of women who had achieved a lot but we have forgotten them with the passage of time. Today, we are celebrating First Indian Woman Day, so let’s talk about some magnificent women. Do you know who was the first Indian female physician? She was Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi.
Joshi was also the first Indian woman who was trained in Western medicine and the first woman to travel to the United States of America. Due to continuous pressure from family, she was married at a tender age of nine to Gopalrao Joshi, who was 20 years older to her. Gopalrao Joshi helped Anandi to receive an education in medicine.
On this auspicious occasion let’s remember some golden women of our country.
1. Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa was a wonderful soul that is what we can say about her. She became the first Indian woman to in a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, giving her life to social work.
2. Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi is a best example of independent woman. She became the first woman Prime Minister of India and served from 1966 to 1977. Indira Gandhi was named as the “Woman of the Millennium” in a poll which was organised by BBC in 1999. Apart from this in 1971, she became the first woman to receive the Bharat Ratna award. Her decision for fight against Pakistan is still remembered.
3. Pratibha Patil
She became the first woman President of India and held office from July 2007 to July 2012.
4. Kalpana Chawla
How can we forget her, she became the first Indian woman in space. The first time Kalpana Chawla went into space on a space shuttle was in 1997 as a mission specialist and a primary robotic arm operator.
5. Kiran Bedi
Strong lady was a Kiran Bedi, Joining Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972, Kiran Bedi became the first woman IPS office in India. Later in 2003, Kiran Bedi also became the first woman who was appointed as the United Nations Civil Police adviser.
6. Anjali Gupta
Anjali Gupta was the first female flying officer in the Indian Air Force to be court martialled. She used to work for the Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment unit in Bangalore. Anjali completed her Masters of Philosophy in Sociology from Delhi University and was first posted at Belgaum in 2001.
7. Sania Mirza
Who says women do not possess sports skills. The professional tennis player became the first ever Indian woman to win a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title in 2005. Later in 2015, Sania Mirza became the first Indian woman to be ranked no. 1 in WTA’s double rankings.