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Today’s Female Heroes of India: Our Sheroes

Since time immemorial, women have been playing a considerable role in making our society better; they have been overcoming all the odds and proving themselves. Women are making a great contribution worldwide, and without them, the world is incomplete. Every woman is important for our society, but some put tremendous effort and hard work and have become heroes of India.

Indra Krishnamoorthy Nooyi

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Indra Nooyi is the chief executive officer and chairperson of the world’s second-largest food and beverages company PepsiCo. Forbes listed her in the world’s most powerful women list in 2017; she ranked at number 11. She even ranked at number 2 in Forbes’ list of most powerful women by fortune in the same year.

 Arundhati Roy

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Arundhati Roy, a social activist, studied architecture and has written many novels as well as stories for short films. She was even bestowed with Man Booker Prize for fiction in 1997 for writing her debut novel, “The God of Small Things.”

 Mary Kom

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Mary Kom is a women boxer who belongs to North East India. She is the only woman boxer in the world who has won the medal in each of the six world competitions. She has won five times World Amateur Boxing Championship.

Seema Rao

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Seema Rao is India’s first woman commando trainer. Besides that, she has completed MBA in Crisis Management and is qualified as a professional medical doctor. She is one of the ten women in the world who knows Jeet Kune Do, a form of martial art developed by Bruce Lee.

Irom Sharmila

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Irom Sharmila is also known as Iron Lady; she is a civil rights and political activist. She even writes poems. Irom Sharmila is a symbol of undeterred will. The army misused its power that led to carnage; she protested against it and went on a hunger strike that lasted 16 years, the world’s longest hunger strike.

 

There are thousands of names that can never be forgotten; we salute all the women around the world for all their contribution to society.

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