The Indian subcontinent is trying level hard to emerge as powerful land since the day when women started playing their significant roles in the nation’s development. We can say that women role in the modern India is simply phenomenal and their transition is worth to mention on this women’s day. Those days are gone when woman were only considered to be the masters in home making but now they are those forces which shapes up our Indian nation. Soon, women started gaining knowledge about the importance of education and even some managed to come out in the political as well as social fields. Let’s have a brief look at the most powerful and bravest Women of India who made us proud.
Indra Nooyi stands on the 4th position among the top 100 powerful women in the world. She is an Indo-American business executive working currently as the Chief Executive as well as The Chairman of PepsiCo.
Since the age of just 5 years, Lata Mangeshkar started acting in musical plays and is known as the “Nightingale of India”. She among the top three renowned singers of India and holds a name in Guinness Book of World Records. She is being the 2nd vocalist who has been honored with the highest civilian honor in India, Bharat Ratna.
Who doesn’t know about this famous playback singer who made her name with her mesmerizing and beautiful voice? She is famously known for her versatile singing as well as in 2000 was honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award and in 2008 was honored Padma Vibhushan. Her name is also featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.
At the age of 46, she is the most celebrated Indian woman weightlifter who won Arjuna Award in 1990. In 1996-97, she was honored with Rajic Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. She faced many difficulties during her struggle for profession in weightlifting but she worked tirelessly as well as stood strong against all the odds.
Sapper Shanti Tigga
Tigga is a mother of two children became the first Indian woman who was selected as a Jawan in the Indian Army. In 2011, she joined Railway Engineer Regiment of Territorial Army.
Jhumpa Lahiri, a famous Indian American author who won various awards including a Pulitzer Prize for her book “Interpreter Of Maladies” in 2000. Her works revolves around the life difficulties which are faced by Indian immigrants as she was born to West Bengal Indian immigrants. Moreover, her novel “The Namesake” was honored with New York Magazine Book of the Year.
Sunita Williams recorded her name with a record of longest space flight by an Indian woman ever. She is an Indo-American astronaut and holds various numbers of records. She was honored with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha Award and became the first Indian descent person to receive the same.
Bachendri Pal belongs to a village in Garhwali and became the first woman who graduated ever in the village. She even created a benchmark for being the first Indian women who reached the highest point of the Mt. Everest. She is the woman who distinctively proved that a woman can excel in any field if she has the willpower to do it.
Kiran Bedi hails from an average Amritsari family. She became the first woman IPS officer. Before her retirement in 2007, she voluntarily and vivaciously held the post at Bureau of Police Research and Development of Director General. She even founded two NGOs in 1988 and 1994 respectively. In 1994, she has been honored with Ramon Magsaysay award for her exceptional Government services.
Mary Kom, mother of 3 children started her boxing career at the age of 18. She was the first woman boxer who qualified the Summer Olypics in 2012 as well as won bronze medal. She is the only woman who has been the five-time World Boxing champion and won medal in each.
She is one of the most successful Indian woman athlete which India ever produced. She even represented India in 1986 at Seoul in the 10th Asian Games as well as won 4 gold medals with 1 silver. Furthermore, she was the first woman who made it to the final of the 400m hurdles race at the Olympic event.
She was the first Indo-American astronaut as well as the first Indian woman who landed on space. She died at a very young age in the space shuttle disaster but encouraged many young girls in India to follow her path.
At the age of 18, Mother Teresa a Roman Catholic nun left her home for joining the Sisters of Loreto group. She even founded Missionaries of Charity and for about 45 years, she dedicated her life looking after the orphaned as well as sick and poor people. In 1979, she was honored with Nobel Prize.
Rani Lakshmi Bai
Rani Lakshmi Bai is considered to be the most powerful and bravest leader at the time of British Raj. She was famously known as the Rani of Jhansi and was a queen of Jhansi as well as a rebellion figure in the 1857 Revolt.
We can say that in the modern India, the staus of women is just like a pardox and even women have managed to honed their skills as wells jumped into the field of battle to fight against all the cultural and religious clutches and boundaries as well as social restriction sand emotional ties. Now, women armored themselves with their talent as well as left the secured home domain and learned in for empowering themselves. The Indian subcontinent has been developed with the women empowerment and thus, every developing country can’t really ignore the women’s role in the nation’s progress.