Women’s Day is here. A day for us to celebrate women power all over the world! Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March every year around the world. It’s a day to remember and rejoice the achievements of women in society.
When we talk about the achievements of women, we feel proud. A woman is a daughter, a wife, a sister, a lover, a mother, and a friend. Despite being all these, she is a homemaker, a manager, a professional, a socialist, a teacher, and a bond that keep everyone together.
Let’s throw some light on Women in India.
Today, Indian women are not only housewives but they are handling big responsibilities of the country and successfully leading the nation. India Women power is involved in every sector like Defence, Finance, Agriculture, Sports, Politics, Technology, Space Science and many more. Many of our Ministers in Government of India are serving their duties perfectly. They have made their own identity and have set an example.
The contribution made by Indira Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu, Mother Teresa, Kalpana Chawla, Neerja Bhanot, and many other women is tremendous and have inspired many other women to follow their strong footprints.
However, in many parts of the world, Indian women are still perceived as docile type, quiet, clad in a saree with long gorgeous hair and gold jewellery who loves being a homemaker and taking care of the family. But what the world doesn’t know is that these stereotyped women are marking their presence with great distinctiveness.
Women in India are emerging out of their conventional role, realizing their potential and hidden talents and have begun to take major roles in society. They are a perfect combination of courage, passion, determination, confidence, and respect.
Indian women have made a huge success in overcoming gender-biases and discrimination. Gender stereotypes have no longer place in this age if individuality. They are reaching heights like never before in all the areas. We have witnessed women acing competitive examinations, winning sports competitions, leading in political parties, out rivalling in the entertainment industry, excelling in top business organizations, successfully running their own ventures.
Women have become an example of Pride and Honor.
What we need to recognize is their hidden talents and not become obstructions in their success.
Here is a list of India’s top women who have proved themselves in every field and made their mark!
PV Sidhu has shown what it takes to be a real champion. She has shown her outstanding performance in badminton from the age of 13 years. And at the age of 21, she became the first Indian woman to win the Silver Medal at the Rio Olympics 2016. PV Sindhu ranks #3 in the BWF World Ranking.
The first woman chairperson of State Bank of India, Arundhati Bhattacharya, hails from Kolkata. She has been listed on 25th rank in the Forbes’s most powerful women in the world list. She has made various outlines to the bank like SBI General Insurance, SBI SG Global Securities Pvt. Ltd., and others during her tenure with the bank.
Shanti Devi has proved everyone wrong who says repairing trucks is the job of men. Shanti Devi, 50, with eight children is running an automobile workshop with her husband. She has slammed the general stereotype of Indians and has given other women the courage to take a step forward for a better lifestyle. Shanti Devi is the only woman truck driver in India and she has chosen this profession by choice to make her and her family better in the future.
Sumitra Mahajan, 71, is known to be the current speaker of LokSabha belongs to Bhartiya Janata Party. This lady has proven that not only gender but even age does not matter when serving your own country. She has been elected eight times to the LokSabha and is the longest servicing woman member.
Indra Nooyi has set a perfect example of how a woman can excel even in the most competitive corporate sector and achieve huge success. She is one of the most successful CEOs of the FMCG industry. She has several achievements to her credit. Forbes ranked her 4th in the list of the most powerful woman in Business in 2008.
Indra Nooyi is the only Indian-American woman executive in 19-member Strategic and Policy Forum.
Tessy Thomas, the first woman to head an Indian missile project, has made her mark in a traditionally male stronghold. She joined DRDO in 1988 and has played a major role in India’s missile development programme, particularly in the making of its long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. This brilliant woman is also associated with various professional institutes-Indian National Academy of Engineering, Institution of Engineers-India, Tata Administrative Services.
A fabulous actress, producer, singer, and the Ambassador of the UNICEF Global Goodwill, Priyanka Chopra, has not left anything she can’t do. The multi-talented actress has demystified the stereotyped moulds which define the gender roles. She has also made her mark in Hollywood movies and TV series. She will be soon seen in Punjabi and Bhojpuri movies as well.
Bharti Arora is the true hero to all the Indian women. She is an outstanding IPS Officer of 1998 batch. She has made excellent campaigns and programs for the betterment of the community. She has introduced policing programs and campaigns at Rewari and Faridabad for the prevention of sexual abuse for girls, and other programs for jail inmates as well.
This does not bring an end to our list, there are many women who have proved themselves and are recognized for their work and achievements.
Now, it’s your turn to speak for yourself, stand up for yourself, and do not fear of getting rejected and breaking from any social prejudices that you think is not right.
Stay strong, confident, bold, and fearless and most importantly love and pamper yourself!
Let’s salute to all the Women- who have paved the way to empowerment for all of us!
Happy Women’s Day!