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Meghalaya: 14-year-old Betshwajohn Lyngdoh Peinlang, from a remote village in West Khasi Hills to receive National Bravery Award for Children on #RepublicDay.

Meghalaya: 14-year-old Betshwajohn Lyngdoh Peinlang, from a remote village in West Khasi Hills to receive National Bravery Award for Children on . He had saved life of his three-year-old brother, Arbius Lyngdoh Peinlang during a fire accident at their home.

Indian First Ladies-Diana Edulji– First ODI captain of the first-ever Indian Women’s Cricket Team

She was drawn to sports at an early age. Diana FramEdulji has represented India from 1975 to 1995. She holds the record for delivering the most number of balls by any woman cricketer in Women’s test history (5098+). She has captained India for the World Cup in 1978 and 1993. She was conferred Arjuna Award in 1983 and Padma Shri in 2002.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

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Indian First Ladies-Manju – Rajasthan’s first woman porter in the entire NorthWestern Railway region.

This iron-willed woman refused to bow down to any obstacle, even when the road ahead was difficult. She is the first woman in the entire North Western Railway region, who took up the job of a ‘coolie’ (porter). Manju started working at the Jaipur railway station and earned her livelihood. She made her mark into the traditional male dominated field.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

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Indian First Ladies-Mamta Devi – First competitive female body builder

She has several national and international titles to her credit. She made the country proud in 2012 with a bronze medal at the World Body Building Championship at Bangkok. This was followed by a bronze medal at the Asian World Championship at Vietnam in 2013. She won a gold medal at Women’s Body Building Championship in Pune in 2014 and a bronze at the World Body Building Championship in 2015. She worked hard to build her lean and slender frame into a perfectly sculpted body and carved a history with her momentous achievements.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

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Indian First Ladies-Selvi Gowda – Former child bride becomes India’s ‘first female taxi driver’

Leaving a life of abuse to become Karnataka’s first female taxi-driver, Selvi Gowda is the protagonist of award-winning documentary “Driving with Selvi”. Her journey has been courageous and she has transformed her life and has led by example. Selvi became a taxi-driver in 2004 with the support of Mysore-based NGO and later co-founded a women’s taxi service.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

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Indian First Ladies-Indushree – First female ventriloquist (specialist in dummy act) in India

IndushreeRaveendra is a renowned Indian Ventriloquist par excellence. She is a five time Limca Book record holder and she mesmerises her audience with a flawless performance each time she comes on stage. Blessed with astounding levels of hand-eye-foot co-ordination and a penchant for rib-tickling repartee, this diligent artiste’s work is highly appreciated by the best ventriloquists of the world. As a responsible Indian citizen, she conducts acts towards AIDS awareness and other key issues.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

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Indian First Ladies-GeetaPhogat – India’s first ever gold medallist in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

She has her roots in Balali village in Bhiwani District, Haryana. GeetaPhogat is an iconic freestyle wrestler who won India’s first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. Her father Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler is her coach. She also won a bronze medal at the world championships (2012). Her life journey is well depicted in a movie, title ‘Dangal’.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

Indian First Ladies-Tanvi Shah – First Indian woman to win a Grammy Award

She is the first Indian recipient of Grammy Award. She has been honored for her contribution to the song “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire (2010), an award she shares with maestro A.R. Rahman and lyricist Gulzar. She has also won World Soundtrack Award (2009) and the BMI Award (2009). She is a versatile singer and can sing in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and other Latin languages.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

Indian First Ladies-Urvashi Butalia – India’s first feminist publishing house

She is an Indian feminist and a celebrated publisher. She is the first Indian to co-found India’s exclusive feminist publishing house, ‘Kali for Women’ in 1984. The organization was set up as a trust to increase the body of knowledge on women in the Third World, to give voice to such knowledge as already exists, and to provide a forum for women writers, creative and academics. She is also a founder of Zubaan Books.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.