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First Indian(woman)……….

water-too-muchFirst Woman Governors of Indian States 

  • Gujarat – Sharda Mukherjee
  • Himachal Pradesh – Sheila Kaul
  • Kerala – Jyoti Venkatachalam
  • Madhya Pradesh – Sarla Grewal
  • Maharashtra – Vijayalakshmi Pandit
  • Rajasthan – Pratibha Patil
  • Tamil Nadu – Fathima Beevi
  • Uttar Pradesh – Sarojini Naidu
  • West Bengal – Padmaja Naidu

First Woman Chief Ministers of Indian States 

  • First Woman Chief Ministers of Indian States (In alphabetical order) :
  • Assam – Syeda Anwara Taimur
  • Bihar – Rabri Devi
  • Delhi – Sushma Swaraj
  • Gujarat – Anandiben Patel
  • Goa, Daman & Diu – Shashikala Kakodkar
  • Madhya Pradesh – Uma Bharti
  • Odisha – Nandini Satpathy
  • Punjab – Rajinder Kaur Bhattal
  • Rajasthan – Vasundhara Raje
  • Tamilnadu – Janaki Ramachandran
  • Uttar Pradesh – Sucheta Kriplani
  • West Bengal – Mamta Banerjee

Beauty Contests

  • The First Indian Woman to become Miss World :  Reita Faria crowned Miss World in 1966
  • The first Indian woman to become Miss Universe : Sushmita Sen
  • The first Indian woman to win the Miss Asia-Pacific title : Zeenat Aman
  • The first Indian woman to win the Miss Earth title : Nicol Faria

First Woman 

  • The First Indian Woman to win an Oscar : 

Bhanu Athaiya (Best Costume Design award) at the 55th Annual Academy Awards for              Lord Attenborough’s “Gandhi”.

  • The First Indian Woman to win an Olympic medal :

Weightlifter Karnam Malleswari at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games (Olympic bronze)

  • The first Indian woman to receive a gallantry award in the Indian Army

Major Mitali Madhumita won Sena Medal for her acts of bravery in Afghanistan

  • The First Indian Women to become Doctors :

Anandi Gopal Joshi and Kadambini Ganguly were the first two Indian and South Asian                women to obtain a degree in Western medicine in 1886

  • The First Indian Woman in Space :

Kalpana Chawla first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist                and primary robotic arm operator.

  • The First Indian Woman to scale Mt. Everest :

Bachendri Pal on the 23rd of May 1984.

  • The First Indian Woman to become an IPS Officer :

Kiran Bedi joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972, becoming its first woman                     officer.

  • The First Indian Woman to become the President :

Pratibha Devisingh Patil served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012.

  • The First Indian Woman to become President of the Indian National Congress :

Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman to become the president of the Indian                         National Congress and the first

woman to become governor of Uttar Pradesh.

  • The First Indian Woman to become a Judge :

Justice M. Fathima Beevi was the first female judge to be appointed to the Supreme                  Court of India in 1989, and the

  • first Muslim woman to be appointed to any higher judiciary.

She is the first woman judge of a Supreme Court of a nation in India and Asia.

  • The First Indian Woman to become Prime Minister of India :

Indira Gandhi, who served as the India Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again           from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, is the second-longest-serving Prime Minister             of India and the only woman to hold the office.

She was also the first Indian woman to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

  • First women from India to win a Nobel prize :

Mother Teresa won Nobel Peace prize in 1979

  • The First Indian Woman to become the Director General of Police :

Kanchan Chaudhry Bhattacharya was the first woman to become Director General of Police of a state.

She was the second woman IPS officer in the country after Kiran Bedi.

  • The First Indian Woman pilot in the Indian Air Force :

Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol was the first woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force.

  • The First Indian Woman to receive the Ashoka Chakra :

Neerja Bhanot was a flight attendant for Pan Am, based in Mumbai, India, who was                   murdered while saving

passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5 September 1986.

Posthumously, she became the youngest recipient of India’s highest civilian award for bravery, the Ashoka Chakra.

  • The first lady Chief Minister of State :

Smt Sucheta Kripalani

  • The first lady Central minister of the country :

Smt Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

  • The first woman to become the Chief Election Commissioner :

Mrs Rama Devi

  • The first woman to be appointed Chief Justice of a state High Court :

Justice Leila Seth

  • The first woman to be appointed judge of the Supreme Court :

Justice M Fatima Beevi

  • The first woman to be appointed the Speaker of Lok Sabha :

Mrs Meira Kumar

  • The first woman president of UN General Assembly

Mrs Vijayalaxmi Pandit

  • The first Indian woman to swim the English Channel :

Aarti Saha

  • The first Indian woman to win an Asiad medal

Kamaljit Sandhu

  • The first Indian woman to join the Territorial Army as a jawan

Shanti Tigga

  • The first Indian woman to be appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner

Deepak Sandhu

  • The first Indian woman to be appointed as the Minister of External Affairs of India

Sushma Swaraj

 

 

 

 

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