22 Women In India Who Were 'Firsts' In Their Field



There are several women in India who have broken the common norms and rose above all when it was needed. Let's celebrate some of those courageous women by looking at one of the 'firsts' in the field:

 

Name

Firsts

Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi

- to train in Western medicine and travel to US

Roshni Sharma

- woman to ride a motorbike from Kanyakumari to Kashmir

Arunima Sinha

- female amputee to climb Mt.Everest

Shila Dawre

- auto rickshaw driver

Reita Faria Powell

- asian women to win Miss World

Arati Saha

- to swim across English channel

Mithali Raj

- to score double hundred in Test cricket

Mother Teresa

- win a Nobel Peace Prize

Indira Gandhi

- woman PM of India

Pratibha Patil

- women President of India

Kalpana Chawla

- first to reach space

Kiran Bedi

- first IPS officer of India

Anjali Gupta

- flying officer in Indian Air Force

Justice M.Fathima Beevi

- judge at the Supreme Court

Sania Mirza

- to win Women's Tennis Association Title

Saina Nehwal

- to win a medal in Olympics in Badminton

Sarla Thakral

- first to fly an aircraft

Mary Kom

- first woman to win medal in each World championships

Bachendri Pal

- first to reach summit of Mount Everest in 1984

Durga Banerjee

- Indian female pilot and captain of Indian airlines

Harita Kaur Deol

- fly solo in Indian Air Force

Priya Jhingan

- first lady cadet of Indian army

 

By: Neha Maheshwari

Content: https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/the-first-indian-women-312243-2016-03-08




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