10 Daughters of India Who Truly Are Pride of The Nation
In the words of India’s no. 1 Female Tennis player, Sania Mirza, “Having a girl is a plus, not a minus.” And, we completely agree with her because, despite the hardships and the struggles, Indian daughters have come a long way over the years. They have not only topped the news headlines but the world too with their unstoppable energy, utmost dedication, and unmatched talent. There are numerous inspiring stories of the daughters of India who’ve shown exemplary courage in breaking the stereotypes and making us proud
So, as we celebrate Daughter’s Day in India, we shouldn’t forget to celebrate the spirit of these 10 daughters of India who made our hearts puffed up with pride:
1.Kiran Bedi: The First Indian Woman To Become An IPS Officer
Renowned as the first Indian woman to join the Indian Police service, Kiran Bedi epitomizes bravery, strength, and courage in all aspects of her life. Winner of the President’s Gallantry Award in 1979, Women of the Year Award in 1980, and Ramon Magsaysay award in 1994, she is now the current Lieutenant governor of Puducherry.
2.Kalpana Chawla: India’s First Daughter To Go To Space
Who knew that one day a girl hailing from Karnal would excel on an unconventional path? Yes, Kalpana Chawla inspired many girls in India when she became the first Indian-born woman to reach space. But, unfortunately, she died on her second expedition in the space shuttle Columbia on February 1 in 2003 due to the blast of the shuttle.
3.Mary Kom: The five-time World Amateur Boxing Champion
A Manipuri village girl, a mother of two boys, took over the world when she became the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. Also, She is the first amateur athlete to win the Padma Bhushan.
4.Arunima Sinha: The World's First Female Amputee To Climb Mt. Everest
Arunima Sinha was a national level Volleyball player who was pushed off a running train by some hooligans in 2011. As a consequence, she had to go through amputation on one of her legs. Then, it was until 21st May 2013, when she proved the world that she is unstoppable by climbing the Mount Everest.
5.Sushmita Sen: The First Indian Woman To Win Miss Universe in 1994
She won everyone’s heart when she won the title of Miss Universe in 1994 at the age of 18. At the age of 25, she broke the stereotypes by adopting her first girl child, Renee. Today she is a mother of two beautiful girls, Renee and Alisah.
6.Mitali Madhumita: The First Woman Officer To Receive The Sena Medal
Mitali became the first Indian female army officer to win the Sena medal for showing exemplary courage during the terrorist attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul, 2010. She risked her own life to save other civilian’s and army personnel lives during the attack.
7.Neerja Bhanot: The Youngest Recipient Of The Highest Gallantry Award
She was a 22-year-old flight attendant who took the bullet of a terrorist to help a child escape during the hijack of Pan Am flight 73 on 5 September 1986. She became the youngest recipient and the first woman recipient of Ashoka Chakra award, which is India’s highest gallantry award for bravery.
8.Tessy Thomas: India’s First Woman Scientist To Head A Missile Project
Popularly known as the ‘Missile Woman of India’, Tessy Thomas became India’s first woman scientist to lead a missile project in India. She was the former project director for Agni-IV which was successfully tested in 2011.
9.Saina Nehwal: The First Indian Woman To Receive A Medal In Olympics For Badminton
On 4rth August 2012, made a history in London Olympics by clinching a bronze medal for Badminton. Thus, she became the first Indian woman to earn a medal in Olympics for Badminton. She is also the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championship and the Super Series tournament too.
10.Chhavi Rajawat: The First Woman Sarpanch In India With A MBA Degree
Chhavi Rajawat quit a corporate job to become the sarpanch of her village named Soda, 60 km from Jaipur. With this, she was the youngest and first woman to become a sarpanch in India. Since then, she has been working for the welfare of the villagers.
These beautiful and strong-headed women say it all that no matter what the field is, our daughters are unstoppable. They are the pride of our family, our nation.