International Women’s Day: If you know about them, you will be disappointed

International Women's Day If you know about them, you will be disappointed

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Inspiring Indian Women: Breaking Barriers and Soaring High

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year around the world. The purpose of this Women’s Day is to discuss the challenges and difficulties faced by women and create awareness on women’s rights, equality and other issues. On this occasion, the sacrifices of women are commemorated and their achievements are inspired.

The aspiration of the women of the world is a society without discrimination between men and women. More than a century since this goal was set, progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment has been limited (although some progress has been made). But there are many brave women who are raising our hopes and filling us with self-confidence to move forward on an equal footing with men. They created history by standing at the top of their fields. They have been the pioneers of the future in the respective fields. Let’s know about such great Indian women.

Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla

As the first woman of Indian origin to enter space, Kalpana Chawla is the pride of the country. In 1997, she served as the mission specialist and primary operator of the robotic arm that launched aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. Unfortunately, the worst tragedy was the loss of an eye in a space accident in 2003.

Sheela Davre

Sheela Davre

Sheela Davre Dhiravanitha Davre came to Pune with the ambition of becoming India’s first woman auto-rickshaw driver. Driving cars from childhood means madness. She was an adventurer who drove an auto at a time when there were no female drivers in this sector which continues to be dominated by men. He worked hard and bought his own auto. Her amazing journey is recorded in the Limca Book of Records.

Arunima Sinha

National level volleyball player. In a strange situation, she lost her left leg when the thieves pushed her out of the train. This is where her life took a turn. But recovered from this tragedy. She achieved the feat of climbing Everest with determination. She created the record of being the first national level volleyball player, the first Indian disabled person to climb Mount Everest. It is in this context that in 2015 he was awarded Padma Shri, one of the country’s highest civilian awards.

Anandibai Gopala Rao Joshi: Dr. Anandibai Joshi was the first Indian female doctor, after whom the Venus Crater “Joshi” was named. At the age of nine, she married Gopal Rao Joshi, who was twenty years her senior. Her desire to study doctor was fully supported by her husband and she succeeded and created a record. The birth of a son at the age of fourteen, the child’s death, and her own illness prompted her to enter medicine. Studied at Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. Later returned to the country and worked at Albert Edward Hospital.


Sarla Thakral: Born in 1914, Sarla Thakral became India’s first woman pilot by obtaining her aviation pilot’s license in 1936 at the age of 21. Thakral was the first woman pilot in India to fly in a saree. With nine pilots in the family, her husband was the primary inspiration for her career. She was not only a pilot but also a successful entrepreneur, painter and costume designer who created many wonders. Died on 15 March 2008.

Harita Kaur Deol: Born in 1971, Harita Kaur Deol was the first female pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force (IAF). In 1992, the Ministry of Defense changed regulations to allow women to become pilots. Haritha was one of the 13 people who were selected in the competition out of 20,000 people. She was trained at the Air Force Academy, Dundigal, Karnataka, at the Air Lift Forces Training Establishment (ALFTE), Yelahanka Air Force Station. On September 2, 1994, at the age of 22, Flight Lieutenant Haritha Kaur Deol made history as the first woman pilot to fly solo in Avro HS-748.

Shanti Tigga: Shanti Tigga, a tribal in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, was a victim of child marriage. A widowed mother of two, she became the first woman soldier in the Indian Army. Her dream was to join the army and wear army uniform. At an armed forces recruitment training camp, she outshone her male counterparts, running 1.5 km in five seconds and 50 meters in 12 seconds, winning many accolades.

Also impressed with skill in gun handling. Won the best trainee title. President Pratibha Patil also honored her for her extraordinary achievements. But unfortunately Tigga’s life took a tragic turn when she was kidnapped by unknown persons in 2013. She was blindfolded and tied to a railway track. She was identified and admitted to the hospital. But later she is said to have committed suicide by hanging herself.

Bhavana Kant : Bhavana Kant is a great Indian woman who made significant progress in the field of aviation. Born on December 1, 1987 in Darbhanga, Bihar, she became the first female fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF) in 2016. Her journey was not easy. Faced many challenges and hurdles to become a fighter pilot. After completing the training, he became an inspiration to many like him.

Such women who faced obstacles and discrimination and succeeded with persistence are Kokolallas. There is no doubt that these brave women who have broken the barriers and raised the victory flags have paved the way for the golden future of the women’s world. Their achievements are an inspiration and motivation for women all over the world. It is the responsibility of the women of today’s generation to embrace this and move forward.


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