Indian women in every field be it literature, sports, entertainment, or science are ruling the world. They have been making India proud at international level also. They have always stood up for their rights and fought their battles despite limitations. They are inspiring the young girls and are showing ways to shine the world. They are like rays of hope and have displayed exemplary dedication in their respective fields. So, we are going to tell you about 11 of many Indian women who made India proud at international level.
Have A Look At Indian Women Who Made India Proud At International Level:
1. Indra Nooyi
She is the chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, the largest beverage and food business. She places in the 100 most powerful women in the world list of Forbes.
2. Lata Mangeshkar
The Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar became one of the most renowned singers of India. She has ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ for recordings most songs in the world. She was also awarded the Bharat Ratna.
3. Jhumpa Lahiri
She is an Indian American author who hails from West Bengal and her stories deal with immigrants from India. Lahiri’s novel ‘The Namesake’ was included in the New York Magazine Book of the Year. Also her novel ‘Interpreter Of Maladies’ received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize.
4. Sunita Williams
She is an Indian American astronaut who has set a record for longest space flight by a woman. She also has the record of a number of spacewalks for a woman.
5. Bachendri Pal
She holds the record of the Guinness Book for being the first Indian women to summit the Mt. Everest. She was the first woman to graduate from her village in Garhwal.
6. Kiran Bedi
The first woman IPS officer of India. She was at the position of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development but took voluntary retirement and founded two NGO’s namely the Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation for welfare and preventative policing in 1988 and the India Vision Foundation for prison reformation, drug abuse prevention and child welfare in 1994.
7. Mary Kom
Mary Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics and winning the bronze medal. Not only that, she is a five-time World Boxing champion, and who has won a medal in each one of the six world championships.
8. P T Usha
She became the first Indian women to reach the final of an Olympic event after winning her 400m hurdles in the semi-final. She has also won 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal in the track events.
9. Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun who left her home at the age of 18 and joined an Irish group ‘Sisters of Loreto’. She looked after the sick, poor, orphaned people for almost 45 years and was awarded Nobel Peace Award.
10. Kalpana Chawla
The idol of millions of girls and the first Indian woman in space. She died in the space shuttle Columbia disaster but encouraged many young women to pursue their dreams.
11. Priyanka Chopra
From winning an international beauty pageant to become Hindi film actress to now doing Hollywood shows to become UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. PeeCee is continuously making India proud at the International level.