Women don’t belong just on pedestals. They don’t belong on the sidelines or behind the accomplishments of others. They belong in the ring—fighting. International Women’s day is a day for celebrating Mothers, Wives, and Daughters.


On this International Women’s day Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweet’s “Saluting our indomitable #NariShakti on International Women’s Day! India takes pride in the many accomplishments of the women of our nation. It is our Government’s honor to be getting the opportunity to work towards furthering women empowerment across a wide range of sectors.”

India is a country where women’s plays a vital part in nurturing everyone around. Below mention are 10 women’s who have shown their superlative talent and been inspiration to young girls out there.

  1. Indra Nooyi
    An Indian- American Woman that has been a rock-solid woman as a Chief Effective Officer and Chairperson of PepsiCo. She is also acting as a board member of Amazon currently.
  2. Kiran Bedi
    First Lady to enroll in Indian Police Service (IPS). She brings various reforms to secure women and their rights. Civil Service aspirants look up to Kiran Bedi as their ideal.
  3. Dr. Tessy Thomas
    Missile Women of India, Tessy is the first scientist to lead the Missile project in India. She had been titled as “Agni Putri” for her power pack contribution to Agni-IV.
  4. Laxmi Agarwal
    The Woman had faced an Acid Attack. She was just 15 years old in 2005. Successfully changing the reforms for selling acids in the country, Laxmi had been awarded as “International Woman of Courage” in 2014.
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  6. Neerja Bhanot
    An Ashok Chakra holder for India and Tamgha-e-Pakistan holder for Pakistan. She is a flight attendant who saved hundreds of passengers on a Pan Am flight, which was hijacked in Karachi.
  7. Arunima Sinha
    A woman that has scaled Mount Everest, Mount Vinson along with so many mountains with a prosthetic leg. First female amputee climb to climb Mount Everest.
  8. Saalumarada Thimmakka
    An environmentalist, who is well known for planting banyan trees. Approx 300 trees have grown between Hulikal and Kudur in Karnataka. She achieves a place in BBC 100 most influential women at age of 105.
  9. Irom Sharmila
    The “Iron Lady” of India, who is a Civil rights activist. She is on hunger strike for 16 years protesting against the armed forces Act. The strike aims at power misuse by the army.
  10. Shakuntala Devi
    “Human-Computer” is what people call her. Entering her name in Guinness Book of World records in 1982 for demonstrating the multiplication of 13 digits in 28 seconds.
  11. Gauri Devi
    Her contribution during the Chipko movement has helped her capture the eye of the public. In 1970, she starts the Andolan in Reni Village and protested by hugging trees for an over three days against logger.

SOURCE: CareerIndia


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