President Ramnath Kovind honored 112 women who made their identities in different areas under the initiative called First Ladies on Saturday. Among them Kiran Majumdar Shaw, Aishwarya Rai, PT Usha, PV Sindhu Sania Mirza are also included. In the program organized at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President advised the respected women to work for the empowerment of rural women.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said that women can do anything and they can bring positive change in the society. Since the beginning of the Beti Bachao-Beti Practice campaign, there has been an unprecedented change in sex ratio in the country.
Women and Child Development Ministry has given this title to women who have done outstanding work in defense, forces, science, sports, industry, entertainment and hospitality sectors. These include the names of those women who broke their old stereotypes and made their own identity in society.
Among them, Manju, who works as a porter, coming from abroad and becoming Sarpanch in the village, Rajavat, first woman firefighter Harshini Kanhekar, Asia’s first professional female coffee tester, Sonalini Menon, the country’s first woman bar tender Shatthi Basu, Kabaddi’s first woman coach Padmashri The name of Sunil Dabas is also included.