Thursday, December 30, 2010


first in india (WOMAN)

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  • First Woman President of India : Pratibha Patil

    ● Delhi’s First Mayor: Aruna Asaf Ali (1958)
    ● Delhi's First woman chief secretary: Shailja Chandra
    ● Fastest Asian to swim across the English Channel: Anita Sood
    ● First all-women crew to fly an air Force Chetak Helicopter: Flight Cadets Cheryl Dutta and Simran Sodhi of IAF (December, 1995).
    ● First Asian woman magistrate appointed in United Kingdom: Kantha Talwar
    ● First Asian woman mayor in United Kingdom: Lata Patel
    ● First Indian woman President of Indian National Congress: Sarojini Naidu (1925)

    ● First Indian woman producer and director: Fatima Begum, who produced and directed Bulbul-e-Parastan in 1926.
    ● First Indian woman to become Miss Universe: Sushmita Sen (1994)
    ● First Indian woman to become Miss World: Reita Faria (1966)
    ● First Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest: Bachendri Pal
    ● First Indian Woman to go in space: Kalpana Chawla
    ● First woman to head any Wakf board in India : Bader Sayeed (TN Wakf Board)
    ● First Indian woman to reach the final of an Olympic event: P.T.Usha
    ● First Indian woman to win a medal in an Olympic event: Karnam Malleshwari (bronze medal, Sydney Olympics)
    ● First Indian woman boxer to win an international event : M.C.Merykom
    ● First Indian woman to swim across the English Channel: Arati Saha
    ● First Miss Universe of the new millennium: Lara Dutta
    ● First woman Ambassador from India: Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (to USSR from 1947-49)
    ● First woman Central Minister: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
    ● First woman chief justice of a High Court: Leila Seth (CJ of Himachal Pradesh, 1991)
    ● First woman Chief Minister of an Indian state: Sucheta Kriplani (Uttar Pradesh from 1963-1967)
    ● First woman film star to be a member of Rajya Sabha: Nargis Dutt
    ● First woman Governor of an Indian state: Sarojini Naidu (Uttar Pradesh from 1947-1948)
    ● First woman Governor of Tamil Nadu: Justice M. Fatima Beevi (1997)
    ● First woman IPS Officer of India: Kiran Bedi
    ● First woman Judge of the Supreme Court: Justice M. Fatima Beevi (1989)
    ● First woman judicial officer: Anna Chandy, who was appointed munsif in the Travancore state in 1937.
    ● First woman Minister of an Indian state: Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (Uttar Pradesh)
    ● First woman officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be promoted to the rank of air commodore: 55-year old Padma Bandhopadhyay who was commissioned to the IAF in 1968.
    ● First woman President of Indian National Congress: Annie Besant (1917)
    ● First woman President of UN General Assembly: Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (1953-54)
    ● First woman Prime Minister of India: Late Indira Gandhi (1966-1977 and 1980-1984).
    ● First woman Speaker of an Indian state: Shano Devi
    ● First woman Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly :Kavali Prathibha Bharati
    ● First woman winner of the Bharat Ratna: Indira Gandhi (1971)
    ● Grandma Madonna from India: Asha Bhonsle
    ● India's first commercial pilot: Durba Banerjee (1966, Indian Airlines)
    ● India's first Test-Tube Baby: Kruti Parekh
    ● India's first woman railway driver: Surekha Yadao
    ● India's first woman tabla maestro : Dr Aban Mistry
    ● India's officially recognized billionth citizen: Astha (She was born on May 11,2000 at New Delhi).
    ● World's first woman Airbus pilot: Durba Banerjee
    ● Youngest Indian to swim across the English Channel: Arati Pradhan

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