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Why These Indian Women Should Be Our Role Model!

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Priya Aurora
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In the 21st century, women have most things going well for them. But some time ago, life was a totally different ball game for women in India. But despite the odds, there were some women who made a difference to the society and made a name for themselves. Check out these women role model and their achievements if you are looking for inspiration and motivation:

Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay

She was a student in London, who dropped everything on Gandhi’s call and became a well-known social activist during the freedom movement. A Padma Vibhushan winner, she also worked hard to preserve the handicrafts of India.

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Kittur Chennamma

This queen had led a rebellion against the East India Company. She did not surrender and died in jail.

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Sarojini Naidu

Besides being a poet and an activist, she was also the first Governor of Oudh and Agra. She was also the first President of Indian National Congress.

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Sucheta Kriplani

She was the first woman Chief Minister of India. She was a close aide of Gandhi and also the founding member of Mahila Congress wing.

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Vijay Lakshmi Pandit

She was the first Indian woman to become the president of the United Nations General Assembly. She was also the first woman to be a cabinet minister.

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Savitribai Phule

She had established the first girl school in India. In spite of getting married at the age of nine, she educated herself and also changed the face of education for women in India.

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Captain Prem Mathur

She was the first woman pilot of our country. Despite getting a license, she got rejected by several private airlines. Deccan Airways was the only company that hired her.

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Asima Chatterjee

She was the first woman to be awarded with a Doctorate in Science from an Indian University. No ordinary feat for those times.

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