FIRST WOMEN OF INDIA:

INDIA"S FIRST CITIZEN TODAY IS A WOMAN OF INDIA:
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, President of India
http://www.presidentofindia.nic.in/

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I am deeply committed to the cause of education and would like to see every person, man and woman, boy and girl, be touched by the light of modern education. Empowerment of women is particularly important to me as I believe this leads to the empowerment of the nation".


FIRST WOMEN SPEAKER of the lok Sabha
Meira Kumar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meira_Kumar
 

 

EARLY INDIAN WOMEN PIONEERS: PHOTOGRAPHERS

India's First woman Press photographer.
Homai Vyarawalla


Mira Chaudhuri (1905-1994)

Debalina Mazumadar (1919)

Indira Dey (1912-1992),

Manobina Roy (1919-2001)

Rajendra Kunverba (1920-2000).


First Indian girl educated at La Martiniere girls high school
Isha Mukand Joshi   then went on to study at Isabella Thoburn College and Lucknow University where she obtained an MA.

 
First woman Judge of High Court
Anna Chandy (1959)
 
First Indian women commercial pilot of the Deccan Airways
Prem Mathur (1951)

First Indian woman pilot of the state airline, Indian Airlines
Captain Durga Banerjee  (1966)
 
First Indian woman to win the Ramon Magsaysay award for community leadership
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (1966)
 
First Indian woman to win a Gold in the Asian Games
Kamaljit Sandhu (1970)
 
First woman recruit to join the Indian Police Service
Kiran Bedi (1972)
 
First woman judge of the Supreme Court of India
Justice M.Fathima Beevi (1989)
 
First woman cadet to join the Indian Army
Priya Jhingan (1992)
 
First woman in the Indian Army to don the highest rank of Lt General
Punita Arora (2004)
 
First Indian woman (from Ludhiana Punjab)engine driver of trains with the New South Wales Rail Corporation, Australia
Manndhir Rajput (2005)
 
First Indian business woman to reach 1 billion dollar net-worth: Biocon
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw  (2006)
 
First Indian woman to drive a car
Suzanne RD Tata
(1905)
 
First woman Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi (1966)
 
First Indian woman to perform a solo flight
Harita Kaur Deol (1944)
 
First Indian woman to go into Space
Kalpana Chawla (late) (1997)
 
First Indian woman CMD of Public Sector Bank
Ranjana Kumar
 
First Indian woman to win a Grammy Award 2010
Tanvi Shah
 
First Indian woman speaker of the Lok Sabha
Meira Kumar
 
First Indian woman to attain second highest rank of the Indian Armed Forces
(i.e. Lieutant General ) and  and the first  Vice Admiral of the India Navy.
Punita Arora
 
First Indian woman judge to the Supreme Court of India
Justice M. Fathima Beevi  
 
   
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The First women's university, SNDT Women's University, was founded on June 2, 1916 by the social reformer Dhondo Keshav Karve with just five students.