Indian women have walked shoulder to shoulder with men, even leaving them behind with some glorious achievements in diverse fields. So it would be more than appropriate to honor some of the greatest female achievers who have changed the gender scenario in the country to a considerable extent.
Here is a list of top 10 greatest Indian women ever:
10. MC Mary Kom
One of the greatest women achievers from India is the charming young boxer from the North-East, MC Mary Kom. From a small tribal village in Manipur, Mary Kom got national and international fame and was honored with the Padma Bhushan and Arjuna Award for her glorious achievements, including an Olympic bronze and Asian Games gold medal.
9. Anandi Gopal Joshi
Anandi Gopal Joshi is another great Indian woman, who became one of the first Indian women to receive a degree in Western medicine, which was a great achievement as it was done as early as in 1886. She is also considered the first Hindu woman to visit America.
8. Major Mitali Madhumita
Major Mitali Madhumita is the next name to be included among the most inspirational women in India. She has done the country proud by becoming the first woman army officer to be honored with a gallantry award.
7. Sister Nivedita
Like Mother Teresa, Sister Nivedita will always be remembered for her compassionate and selfless service to mankind. This Irish born missionary was a disciple of Swami Vivekananda and she spent her life for the welfare of the poor and sick of Calcutta. She also played a key role in Indian Nationalism as a member of Ramakrishna Mission.
6. Nirupama Rao
Another name among the most honorable women in India is that of Nirupama Rao, who became the first ever woman foreign secretary for the country. She played a key role in reinforcing the relations between India and the US.