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Indian First Ladies-Dr. Bharati Lavekar – First MLA to launch India’s first digital bank for sanitary pads

MLA of Versova Constituency, Mumbai she is a multi-faceted, award-winning social worker recognized for her work and dedication to the field. She has been active in public life for more than 25 years. She stressed on the importance of protecting and nurturing the girl child through BetiBachao campaign. She established and presides over the TEE Foundation, an NGO with the vision of tackling women’s issues related to female foeticide, sanitation, hygiene and women’s education.TEE Foundation has set up Sanitary Pad ATMs and Disposal Machines in Schools and public places and also distributes Menstrual Health Kits in schools.

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-Dr. Aban Mistry – India’s First Woman Tabla Maestro

A disciple of Pt. Keki S. Jijina, Ustad Amir Hussain Khan (tabla) and Pt. LaxmanraoBodas (vocal), Dr. Aban E. Mistry is renowned for being India’s first lady tabla maestro. Dr. Aban E. Mistry, PhD, authority on Tabla, a Sangeet Praveen (tabla), SangeetAlankar (vocal), SahityaRatna (Hindi & Sanskrit) and SangeetVisharad (sitar) was affiliated with several universities as mentor, jury member and visiting professor. Her solo tabla performances, in India and abroad, won her awards from prestigious organizations.

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-Rajeshwari Chatterjee- First Woman Scientist to pioneer the Field of Microwave Engineering and Antennae Engineering in India

Rajeshwari Chatterjee (24th January 1922 – 3 September 2010) was an Indian scientist and academician. She was the first woman engineer from Karnataka and also the first woman faculty member at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore who later become Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering. Her pioneering research was related to Microwave Engineering and Antennae and she produced high quality research which resulted in several papers and books. She received the Mountbatten Prize, J C Bose Memorial Prize, RamLalWadhwa Prize for her outstanding work.

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-Kalpana Chawla – First Indian woman in space

Kalpana Chawla was an Indian American astronaut and the first woman of Indian origin in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997, as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003 she had an untimely death, she was one of the seven crew members who had a fatal incident in the Space Shuttle. Chawla is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honour.

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-Sunita Sharma – First woman cricket coach

Sunita Sharma is a pioneer in cricket. She was the first woman cricket coach who is the recipient of prestigious Dronacharya award. She has produced several outstanding players at the National as well as the International level who have brought laurels to the country. She has served Sports Authority of India for 35 Years as a cricket coach. She led the cricket team as Manager of Indian Women’s Team for the T20 World Cup 2016, Sri Lanka Series, Asia Cup 2016, Australia Series and T20 Champions in Asia Cup.

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-Sunita Sharma – First woman cricket coach

Sunita Sharma is a pioneer in cricket. She was the first woman cricket coach who is the recipient of prestigious Dronacharya award. She has produced several outstanding players at the National as well as the International level who have brought laurels to the country. She has served Sports Authority of India for 35 Years as a cricket coach. She led the cricket team as Manager of Indian Women’s Team for the T20 World Cup 2016, Sri Lanka Series, Asia Cup 2016, Australia Series and T20 Champions in Asia Cup.

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

Source: PIB

Indian First Ladies-Pooja Warier – First female founder of an incubator “UnLTD” dedicated to social entrepreneurs.

Pooja Warier is the co-founder & Director of UnLtd India & Journeys for Change. UnLtd India serves as a launchpad for early stage social entrepreneurs, tackling some of India’s greatest social challenges. It provides 360 degree support to the social entrepreneurs; seed funding, hands-on support and high-value connections guiding social entrepreneurs on their journeys of transforming an idea into a high impact venture ready for scale. Pooja was nominated as a TED India Fellow in 2009, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013 and a Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellow within the Aspen Global Leadership Network in 2016.

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

Source: PIB