Monday, September 13, 2010

First Indian Women in Various Fields: Field Name Year (Muslim) Ruler of India Razia Sultana (1236-1240) Advocate Cornelia Sorabji (1894) Ambassador Vijayalakshmi Pandit (U.S.S.R., 1947-1949) At Antarctica Meher Moos (1976) Central Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (Health) --- Chief Justice (High Court) Leila Seth (Himachal Pradesh) 1991 Chief Minister Sucheta Kriplani(Uttar Pradesh) (1963-1967) Foreign Minister Lakshmi N. Menon (1957-1966) Secretary General of Rajya Sabha V.S.Rama Devi (1993) Governor Sarojini Naidu (Uttar Pradesh, 1963-1967) IAS Officer Anna Rajam George (1950) Woman IPS Officer Kiran Bedi (1974) Jet Commander Saudamini Deshmukh ---- Jnanpith Award Winner Ashapurna Devi, Prathama Pratishruti (1976) Judge of Supreme Court Meera Sahib Fatima Beevi (1989) Minister of State Vijayalakshmi Pandit (Uttar Pradesh) 1937 Missionary Sanghamitra, daughter of King Ashoka (Sri Lanka, 3rd C.BC) Pilot (Commercial) Prem Mathur, (Deccan Airways) 1951 Pilot (Indian Airlines) Durga Banerjee (1966-1988) President of Indian National Congress Annie Besant (1917) President of UN General Assembly Vijayalakshmi Pandit (1953) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (1966-1977, 1980-1984) Sahitya Akademi Award Winner Amrita Pritam, Sunehre (1956) climb Mount Everest Bachendri Pal (1984) Perform a solo Flight Harita Kaur Deol (1944) Swim across English Channel Arati Saha (1959) Swim across the Strait of Gibraltar [First woman in the world and enter in guiness book of records for the same. ] Arti Pradhan 29th August, 1988 Win an Asian Gold Kamaljit Sandhu (1970) Go in Space Dr. Kalpana Chawla (November 1997)