GREAT I NDIAN WOMEN.
PratibhaPatil was born to NarayanPagluRao on 19th December 1934 at Nadgaon, Maharashtra. She studied at R.R. School at Jalgaon. She received her M.A. from MooljeeJaitha (M.J.) College, Jalgaon and obtained a law degree from the government law college, Mumbai and practised as an advocate in Jalgaon.
She was the 12thPresident of the Republic of India and first woman to hold the office. She was sworn in as President of India on 25 July 2007, succeeding Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and after beating her rival Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.
She is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) and was nominated for the presidency by the ruling United Progressive Alliance.
Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
In the 1970s, she became well-known internationally for her humanitarian work and advocacy for the rights of the poor and helpless.
Governments, charity organisations and prominent individuals have been inspired by her work. She received numerous awards, including a number from the Indian Government, one of which was the Bharat Ratna (1980), as well as international awards, such as the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
In 2010 on the 100th anniversary of her birth, she was honoured around the world, and her work praised by Indian President PratibhaPatil.
She was born on the 27th of June 1964 at Payyoli, a village located in District Payyoli of Kerala to E.P.M. Paithal and T.V. Lakshmi.
Won silver medals in the 100 m and 200 m events in the 1982 New Delhi Asiad.
Won gold in the 400 m with a new Asian record in the Asian Track and Field Championship in Kuwait.
Became the first Indian women to enter the final of an Olympics event in 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Won five gold medals at the Asian Meet in Jakarta in 1985.
KiranBedi (born on 9 June 1949) is an Indian social activist and a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. She became the first woman to join the IPS in 1972. She held the post of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development before she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December 2007. She was the host and TV judge of the popular TV series "AapKiKachehri" (English, "Your Court")
She has also founded two NGOs in India: Navjyoti for welfare and preventive policing in 1987 and the India Vision Foundation for prison reformation, drug abuse prevention and child welfare in 1994. She is one of the winners of the 2011 BharatiyaManavataVikasPuraskar.
After retirement, KiranBedi launched a new website, www.saferindia.com, on January 3, 2007. The motto of this website is to help people whose complaints are not accepted by the local police. This project is undertaken by the non-profit, voluntary and non-government organization she founded, the India Vision Foundation.
(born on 15 November 1986, in Mumbai) is a professional Indian tennis player. She began her tennis career in 2003 and is well-known for her powerful forehand ground strokes.
Mirza has defeated many top players, including Svetlana Kuznetsova and Martina Hingis.
In 2004 she was awarded the Arjuna award by the Indian Government. In 2006, Mirza was awarded a PadmaShri, India's fourth highest honour for her achievements as a tennis player.
In March 2010, The Economic Times named Mirza in the list of the 33 women who made India proud.
Kasturba Gandhi :
She joined her husband in political protests. She travelled to South Africa in 1897 to be with her husband.
During the 1913 protest against working conditions for Indians in South Africa, Kasturba was arrested and sentenced to three months in a hard laborprison. Later, in India, she sometimes took her husband's place when he was under arrest. In 1915, when Gandhi returned to India to support indigo planters, Kasturba accompanied him. She taught hygiene, discipline, reading and writing to women and children.
LakshmiBai, the Rani (Queen) of Jhansi (19 November 1835 – 17 June 1858) (Hindi- झाँसीकीरानीMarathi- झाशीचीराणी), known as Jhansi KiRani, or the queen of the Jhansi, was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and a symbol of resistance to British rule in India.
She was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi, which is situated in the northern part of India. She has gone down in Indian history as the firebrand who began the Indian Revolution against British Colonialism and is one of the most famous women freedom fighters of India.
SavitribaiJotibaPhule (January 3, 1831- March 10, 1897)
was a social reformer who along with her husband, Mahatma JotibaPhule played an important role in improving women's rights in India during the British Rule.
Savitribai was the first female teacher of the first women's school in India and also considered as the pioneer of modern Marathi poetry. In 1852 she opened a school for Untouchablegirls. She worked relentlessly for the victims of plague, where she organized camps for poor children. It is said that she used to feed two thousand children every day during the epidemic. She herself was struck by the disease while nursing a sick child and died on 10 March 1897. Savitribai's letters give us a good idea about the experiences of women during this social movement. On her death anniversary, a postage stamp was released by the Department of Post and Telegraph.
On March 10, 1998 a stamp was released by Indian post to honourSavitribai's contribution.
Savitribai was a "VidyaJyoti" for all those who want to do something in the field of education.