Today women are considered equal to men and the credit goes to all those women who have helped us achieve this. There were times when men were considered superior to women everywhere. Be it at the workplace or at home. A woman had no right to express her opinion but as the times have changed so has the thinking of people.
Today on International Women’s Day, we at UrbanAsian would like to list the names of those women who have inspired the world and helped us women’s have an easy and better life.
- Neerja Bhanot:
Neerja Bhanot was a flight attendant who died while saving passengers from terrorists on board a hijacked airplane. She was only 22 years old. A Bollywood movie named after her was also made which starred Sonam Kapoor in and as Neerja.
- Mary Kom:
Mary Kom is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion. She is the only woman boxer to have won a medal in all six world championships and she’s also the first Indian woman boxer to win a Gold Medal in the Asian Games (2014). A movie starring Priyanka Chopra was made based on the life of Mary Kom.
3. Kiran Bedi:
Kiran Bedi is the first women to have become an officer in the Indian Police Service (1972).
- Tessy Thomas:
Tessy Thomas, who is known as India’s Missile Woman is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India.
- Phoolan Devi:
Though she was a badass criminal who leads of a gang of bandits but the way she sought revenge on her rapists gave strength and power to all the women out there.
- Sunitha Krishnan:
Sunitha is a social activist working towards rescuing, rehabilitating and reintegrating sex-trafficked victims into society. She saves the innocent and hunts the guilty.
- Savitribai Phule:
Savitribai Phule established the first women school in India and became the first woman teacher of our country.
- Kalpana Chawla:
Kalpana Chawla was an astronaut, engineer, and the first female of Indian origin to go to space. She died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the spacecraft disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. She was later awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
- Sarla Thakral:
Sarla Thakral was the first Indian women to fly an aircraft and to earn an aviation pilot license at the age of 21.
- Durgawati Deviwas:
Durgawati Deviwas was a well known Indian revolutionary and spy who had helped Bhagat Singh escape the clutches of the British police by posing herself as his wife during a train journey.
Well, there are more than those who have helped women achieve a big platform and have helped India make a better country.