INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022: India has been working on the development of women in various fields to bring equality to the country. Women have come a long way and have broken the glass ceiling several times while proving their mettle in many fields. From science and technology to astronomy, politics and sports, women have achieved a benchmark in each and every profession. On International Women’s Day, check out top 5 women who made India proud with their achievements.
Mary Kom is an Indian boxer turned politician, who serves as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. As a woman boxer, she is the only woman to win the World Amateur Boxing Championship six times and the only woman to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships. She is also the only boxer to win eight World Championship medals. Mary Kom also had a movie based on her life, starring Priyanka Chopra.
All of us have read or heard about Kalpana Chawla in school. She’s the first Indian-born American astronaut and engineer who became the first woman of Indian origin to go to space, making the nation proud. Although she died on the final flight to Earth, she is regarded as a National Hero in India.
A central figure of the Indian National Congress, Indira Gandhi was the 3rd Prime Minister of India and first and only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the only longest-serving Prime Minister after her father Jawahar Lal Nehru who served from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 till her assassination in October 1984.