Happy International Women’s Day
Our Inspiring Women’s of India.
Sarla Thakral (1914 – 15 March 2008) was the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft. Born in 1914, she earned an aviation pilot license in 1936 at the age of 21 and flew a Gypsy Moth solo.
Ms. Durba Banerjee
Durba Banerjee was the first pilot of Indian Airlines in 1956 and the first Indian woman commercial pilot.
Bachendri Pal (born 24 May 1954) is an Indian mountaineer, who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was an Indian-American astronaut and the first Indian woman in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was a key 20th century stateswoman, a central figure of the Indian National Congress party, and to date the only female Prime Minister of India.
Pratibha Devisingh Patil (born 19 December 1934) is an Indian politician who served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012. A member of the Indian National Congress, Patil is the only woman to hold the office. She previously served as the Governor of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2007.
Surekha Shankar Yadav (born 2 September 1965) is the first female train driver for the Indian Railways in India, and also in Asia. She became India’s first female train driver in 1988. She drove the first “Ladies Special” local train for Central Railways when it was first introduced in the four metro cities by Mamata Banerjee the then Railway Minister, in April 2000.
Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician, social activist, former tennis player and a retired police officer. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service in 1972, becoming its first woman officer.
Reita Faria Powell born to Goan parents in British Bombay is an Indian model, doctor and beauty queen who won Miss World 1966, to become the first Asian woman to win the event.
Sarojini Naidu (born as Sarojini Chattopadhyay) also known by the sobriquet as The Nightingale of India, was an Indian independence activist and poet. Naidu served as the first governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh from 1947 to 1949 the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state. She was the second woman to become the president of the Indian National Congress in 1925 and the first Indian woman to do so.
She became the first Indian woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, giving her life to social work.
Mother Teresa said “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.”
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