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National Girl Child Day: A Look at the Women Achievers Who Made India Proud

Cherishing our girl child!

Shifa Khan | News18.com

Updated:January 24, 2018, 11:19 AM IST
National Girl Child Day: A Look at the Women Achievers Who Made India Proud
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Indian women have always stood up for their rights and fought their battles despite restrictions and limitations. They are the shining beacons of hope and have displayed exemplary dedication in their respective fields. Here are some Indian women who clearly deserve a standing ovation:

1. Women in Blue


The Indian Women’s Cricket Team made it to the ICC Women’s World Cup finale. Although they did not win the title; but they won millions of hearts across the country. Punam Raut, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami and Deepti Sharma amongst others steered the way ahead for Team India!

2. Anshu Jamsenpa


An avid mountaineer and mother of two, Anshu Jamsenpa, in May 2017, became the first woman in the world to scale Mount Everest Twice in a season. Anshu also made the record of fastest double ascent by a woman to the world’s highest peak.

3. Mary Kom


The Five-Time World Amateur Boxing champion clinched her fifth Gold in November 2017 at the Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championship. The only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships, Mary Kom became a household name after her namesake movie Mary Kom hit the silver screen.

4. Dr. Neeru Chadha


Dr. Neeru Chadha became the first Indian woman to be elected as Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Previously, Dr. Chadha has been the first woman Chief Adviser to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

5. Chief Justice Indira Banerjee


Indira Banerjee became the Chief Justice of Madras High Court in March 2017. She made it to the top post from a base of 53 male and 6 female judges of Madras High Court.

6. Chanda Kocchar


Chanda Kocchar made it to Rank 32 in the Forbes’ The World's Top 100 Most Powerful Woman list. The ICICI Bank CEO topped the other Indian women listed by Forbes Business Magazine.

7. Manushi Chillar

(Image: IANS/Amlan Paliwal)

The medical aspirant from Haryana stands apt for ‘beauty with brains’. The drop dead gorgeous Manushi Chillar brought home the coveted Miss World Crown – 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won it in the year 2000.

News 18 honours all brave and talented daughters of the country who have achieved exemplary goals and made us proud.


| Edited by: Shifa Khan
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