Since time immemorial India has been the land of endeavors, struggle and sacrifice.
The role women have played in taking the country ahead can never be ignored.
Women for years have overcome odds and fought against adversities.
Though trials and the circumstances differ according to the time, their grit and determination have stood the test of time and set and inspired millions. Each tale tells its own story of struggle and success.
Though one cannot replace another, let us take a look at stories of 5 most inspiring women achievers in India.
Rani Laxmi Bai
Rani Laxmi Bai is a true example of determination. She came out as sun from the lightless crevices of India where women were still under the clutches of bias and patriarchy.
Laxmi Bai is an embodiment of valor and power. The fearless queen of Jhansi opposed the spineless oppression of the British on her land Jhansi. She gave a tough fight against the British and faced several problems.
She headed a war against the British and lost her life in the battle. She didn’t lose her life until she put up a valorous show of braveness and audaciousness fore fend the foreign force.
The tale of Jhansi Rani and her unperturbed zeal to keep her people safe despite the death of her four-month-old child is something that would live on for years lighting the light of grit in many hearts.
Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte or Mary Kom from a remote village in Northeast India laid her way to the international boxing scenario and opened the perspective of women in boxing.
In the history of the AIBA world championship, she is the first boxer ever in history to grab eight medals in the world meet.
The world Olympian association provided her the use of the post-nominal letters OLY which means the person in the social lives and promotes Olympic values.
And she is the only female with six world Amateur Boxing championships. Also, she is the only boxer to have 5 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships.
She made her way to the international ring from a poor family through hard work and determination.
She returned to boxing after marriage and motherhood inspiring lakhs of women across the country.
The pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Biocon is a brainchild of Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
She started the Biocon venture in 1978 and today is one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world.
She has been ranked 60th on the Forbes list of most powerful women in the world and the richest self-made woman billionaire of India.
She is the Chairperson and managing director of Biocon limited and she is also the Chairperson of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
She started her business in a period where people were reluctant to orders from women. She faced many backlashes due to discrimination but faced all the hardship and stands in a place of awe.
She proved that if women have the willpower no oppression can stop them from achieving what they want.
She gained recognition from the government of India for her achievement. He received Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. Awards.
As an amputee, nothing stopped Arunima Sinha from climbing Mount Everest. She mounted the peak in 2013 which is two years after she lost her leg. She lost her leg when some thieves pushed her from a moving train.
Her life became doom after the accident as she was a national-level volleyball player.
She committed and pulled her spirit together to remain resolute. Her resolution gave her the strength to achieve a grand feat.
She also is the world’s first female amputee to climb the highest peak in Antarctica, Mount Vinson.
She has conquered Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Kosciuszko in Australia, Mount Elbrus in Europe, and Mount Aconcagua in South America.
Her feats were recognized by the government of India through the Padma Shri awardee.
She is the perfect example for the thought that age doesn’t matter in your achievement. Saalumarada Thimmakka has been an environmental fighter even after the age of 100.
She has planted more than 8000 banyan trees in her lifetime. She didn’t have any formal education and worked in a quarry to earn living.
She started planting trees when she and her husband were childless. She without any return started planting trees.
The 105-year-old lady got her name on the most influential woman in the 2016 list of BBC.
The above mentioned are just a few among the sea of women who have achieved what they want against all odds with their grit and determination.
Women are enjoying the freedom and still fighting for equality and all thanks to women who stood against challenges.