On the occasion of a daughter’s day (27th September), let’s recall the efforts and contribution of India’s daughter who has made us proud.
Here are some names of India’s daughter who are the pride of the nation:
Kalpana Chawla: First Indian woman to go on space
The first Indian daughter in space and a role model for those who dream of shattering glass fencing and shooting for the stars, Kalpana Chawla’s achievements have, without a doubt, made India proud.
But, unfortunately, she died after the blast in her shuttle (Space Shuttle Columbia) while it was re-entering the atmosphere of Earth on February 1 in 2003
Kiran Bedi: First woman IAS officer
Kiran Bedi was born on June 9, 1949, in Amritsar, India. She is an Indian social activist and the first woman to join the Indian Police Service (IPS). She also was the first person to reform prison rules in India.
She is the winner of the President’s Gallantry Award in 1979. Also, she has got many other accolades such as the Women of the Year Award (1980) and the Ramon Magsaysay award (1994). She is now the current Lieutenant governor of Puducherry.
Mary Kom: 5 times World Championship winner
A Manipuri village girl, Mary Kom is the mother of two boys. She took over the world by becoming the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships in boxing. She is the first amateur athlete to win the third Indian civilian award Padma Bhushan.
Arunima Sinha: First female in the world with a physical disability to climb Mt. Everest
Arunima Sinha, the national level Volleyball player who was taken off a running train by some hooligans in 2011. As a result, she had to go through cut off on one of her legs. Then, it was until 21st May 2013, when she proved the world that she is irrepressible by climbing the Mount Everest.
Saina Nehwal: First Indian Woman To Receive A Medal In Olympics For Badminton
Saina Nehwal is one of the most talented Indian female badminton players in India. She was born on 17 March 1990 in Haryana. She is a right-handed shuttler who is a second-generation badminton player. She is the first Indian daughter to have won an Olympic medal in a badminton event. On 4th August 2012, she made history in London Olympics by bringing off a bronze medal for Badminton.
Tessy Thomas: First Woman Scientist To Lead A Missile Project
Tessy Thomas popularly known as the ‘Missile Woman of India’ became India’s first woman scientist to head a missile project in India. She was the antecedent project director for Agni-IV which was successfully tested in 2011.
Sushmita Sen: First to win Miss Universe in 1994
Sushmita Sen won everyone’s heart when she won the title of Miss Universe in 1994 when she was 18 years old. She is one of the most admired actresses in India as she always chose the unconventional way of living her life. She adopted her first girl child, Renee at the age of 25. And now she is a mother of two beautiful girls, Renee and Alisah.