From Hima Das to Tania Shergill, here are the women of today who inspire us

From Hima Das to Tania Shergill, here are the women of today who inspire us
  • Captain Tania Shergill broke a glass ceiling by becoming the first female to lead an all men contingent held on Army Day parade on 15 January, 2020.
  • In November 2019, ISRO scientist Mangala Mani became the first Indian woman to have lived in Antarctica — the coldest place on the planet — for 403 days.
  • Licypriya Kangujam, an eight year old climate activist from Manipur demanded the Indian government to take more steps towards climate at UN’s COP25.

India celebrates the National Girl Child Day on January 24 to spread awareness about women and break the cycle of decades old discrimination.This is in spite of many achievements of Indian women that have been lauded nationally and internationally.
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Tania Shergill

Fourth generation woman army officer Captain Tania Shergill broke a glass ceiling by becoming the first female to lead an all men contingent held on Army Day parade on 15 January, 2020. The graduate from Officers Training Academy in Chennai is also the first woman army officer to become a parade adjutant for the Republic Day parade.


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Mangala Mani

In November 2019, ISRO scientist Mangala Mani became the first Indian woman to have lived in Antarctica — the coldest place on the planet — for 403 days. She was the only woman in the 23-member team that went on an expedition to Bharati — India’s research station in Antarctica — in November 2016.

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Dutee Chand

In July 2019, Dutee Chand became the first Indian women to win 100m Gold in World Universiade. This was a historic win for India as no athlete has won a gold medal at this edition of the game before. She is also India’s first openly gay athelete.

Hima Das

The 19 year old ace Indian sprinter Hima Das created a record of sorts last year. She won five gold medals within 19 days in July. Das won her most recent gold medal on 21 July in a 400-metre race.

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PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu created history on August 25, 2019, by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at Badminton World Championships. She was awarded India's highest civilian honour Padma Shri in 2015. She was also the first Indian to win Olympic silver in a single badminton final at Rio in 2016.

​ Licypriya Kangujam

Licypriya Kangujam, an eight year old climate activist from Manipur demanded the Indian government to take more steps towards climate at UN’s COP25. She stood with Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg with a placard that had a message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She is the world’s youngest climate activist who attended the Asia Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in June 2018.



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