#WomensDay2020: Achievements of these women will leave you awed and inspired!
First Published Mar 8, 2020, 2:13 PM IST
There has always been a stereotype that women are good housewives and cooks and nothing beyond that. But in this special article, we present to you a number of women who have dared to do things extremely different.
Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi - First woman doctor: As early as 1887, she became the first female physician. She was also trained in western medicine and sources say she had even travelled to the United States of America.
Shila Dawre - First auto driver: She became the first woman auto driver in the year 1988. She hails from Pune and yearns to start an academy for women with identical interests.
Reita Faria Powel - First Asian woman to win Miss World As early as 1966, Reita Faria Powel won the Miss World title. She late became a doctor!
Fathima Beevi - First female Supreme Court judge: Fathima Beevi was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court in the year 1989.
Priya Jiinghan: First female lady cadet in Indian Army She joined the Indian Army in 1993
Sarla Thakral: First Indian woman to fly an aircraft At just the young age of 21, Sarla Thakral was licensed to fly an aircraft! To her credit, she has a flying experience of one thousand flying hours!
Arati Saha: First Indian to swim across English Channel In the year 1959, Arati Saha swam across the English Channel and also became the first female sportsperson to win the prestigious Padma Shri in 1960.
Roshini Sharma: First Indian woman to ride a bike from Kanyakumari to Kashmir