5 Inspiring Indian Women Who Should Be Celebrated

It’s a man’s world, maybe not? It has been rightly said that ‘ a world without women would be colourless and boring’. Women from all walks of life have always had to go beyond what is expected of them and prove their mettle to be considered at par with their male counterparts. History has it that women have been instrumental in proving their strength towards fighting all sorts of challenges that life throws towards them. Take a look at the 5 inspiring women from India who have broken barriers and shone through such difficulties by doing something so heroic and marvellous that each Indian is probably proud of them.

Mary Kom – When a girl from a humble background determines to imprint India’s name on the international mapping of boxing, there’s no looking back. Mary Kom, a simple woman from North East turned heads with her terrific trail of performances inside the ring each time she stepped in to fight. This five times winner of the Amateur Women’s Boxing Championship and Olympic participant maintained her stance alongside balancing her marriage and family life.

Kiran Bedi – The first lady officer in Indian Police Service, Kiran Bedi has been a name to reckon with! Before joining the defence forces, Kiran was a tennis player who won many medals through her stint. She ignited the spark and held many monumental movements to help poor and needy people, women, and brought out a drive against corruption. Currently, she has been adept at managing Puducherry at the post of Lieutenant Governor.

Neerja Bhanot – Late Neerja Bhanot was a spark, a breath of fresh air, who sacrificed her life in order to save a hundred other lives while she served as an Air Hostess with a known carrier company. She received the honour of the Ashok Chakra Award for displaying her sheer bravery during the hijack incident. Her kindness and bravery have inspired many throughout the world and is recognized by the world populace.

Dr Tessy Thomas – Known as the Missile Woman, Dr Tessy is the first woman in India to have led a missile mission, creating a place in the male-dominated segment of the profession. This wife and a mother of a son, has beautifully balanced her work life, inspiring women to follow their dreams come what may!

Barkha Dutt – Unaologoetic and vocal about her stark journalism, Barkha Dutt has made her name for being so fierce and blunt. She was in the middle of the Kargil War and reported from areas that were spine-chilling enough to be present. She has been with big media houses and has always inspired people to think of the less spoken topics existing within India and the world.

Other than these 5 names, there are some more like Harnaaz Sandhu, Manushi Chillar, Kiran Majumdar Shaw, Arundhati Roy, Sania Mirza, Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Chanda Kochhar, the evergreen Mother Teresa, and the list goes on who have motivated and inspired everyone around with their work, devotion and thoughtfulness on many things about life.