Women Who Made Us Proud

by Madhvi Bansal
Women Proud

Year after year strong, determined, passionate Indian Women making India proud in varied fields from scientific research to sports worldwide. Here are list of few diginateries who make India proud ! Even though this list has comprised few names, it doesn’t belittle the achievement of the women not mentioned on this list.

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Latika Nath

Dr Latika Nath is hailed as India’s Tiger Princess. Earlier, Wildlife conservation and research were fields dominated by male experts but then Latika got an opportunity to work in Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh. At that time, it was not easy to go for a comprehensive long-term study on the tigers. Today, her work in the forests of India is a source of inspiration for several wildlife experts.

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Bhakti Sharma

Rajasthan born Bhakti becomes the first Asian woman and the youngest to set a record in open swimming.  Road to success is not easy for bhakti, as when she had started her practice, there were no proper swimming pools.  However, because of her mother’s consistent encouragement, she accepted the challenge to swim in open waters where the waves and salinity, in addition to the varying temperatures, demand more physical and mental strength from swimmers. Bhakti Sharma is an inspiration to all the women who wish to embark upon a road less travelled, with minimal resources at their disposal.

Tessy Thomas

Tessy Thomas known as ‘Missile Woman of India’. Tessy Thomas is India’s first woman scientist to head a missile project (hence the title!). She is the Project Director for Agni-IV missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation.  

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Puja Thakur

Wing Commander Puja Thakur becomes the first woman to lead the Guard of Honour for a major visiting dignitary at the Presidential residence. In recent times, she was the first to lead the said major visiting dignitary being President Obama, one of the world’s most powerful men.

Mary Kom

Five-time World Amateur Boxing Champion, mother of two, Mary Kom did not let motherhood or conventions of the society hinder her from achieving global recognition in the field of boxing. Mary Com is also one of the only women boxing champion to have gotten a medal for each of the six championships she’s participated in

Hima Das

Despite coming from a very humble background, Hima Das became a national sensation at the age of 18. She makes India proud from her phenomenal performance at the IAAF World U20 Championships.