Wonder Women of India: Stories of Pride & Glory

A woman has always been glorified by feminists and enslaved by rest of the society but she has not been asked her wish ever. She neither wants to be worshiped like Goddess nor to be pitiful like the weakest creature who has to live on other’s mercy. Her only need is her “Fundamental Rights”; Equality to Men, Freedom to take decisions, to Speak against exploitation and Education.

When a woman comes out of her veil and faces the world, her courage is tested by thousands of hurdles but the moment she reaches the aim her journey becomes the road map for hundreds of girls in society. Our country has seen many scholars, entertainers and fighters of the gender which has been emphasized as weak; feminine. Rani Lakshmi proved that girls can fight in battlefield with same bravery; Kalpana Chawla showed us that girls are not just fairy tale lovers, they eligible for Space research as well, P.T. Usha opened the closed doors of sports classes at girls’ school.

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One’s choice of life becomes inspiration for millions. Appointment of Gita Gopinath as the Chief Economist of International Monetary Fund has formed the new milestone in Indian Women’s victory march. She is the first Indian women to be appointed as IMF’s Chief Economist and the second Indian after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to hold the position.

Gita did her BA from the University of Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College and MA degrees from both the Delhi School of Economics and the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2001 and joined the University of Chicago in 2001 as an Assistant Professor before moving to Harvard in 2005. She was currently serving as a professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University. She also serves as the co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an economic adviser for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She also served on an advisory panel for G-20 issues for India’s Ministry of Finance.

Her impeccable academic credentials and extraordinary experience is an amazing example of the strength women posses. A woman shouldn’t be evaluated on the basis of her caste, creed, complexion, possessions; her worth lies in her confidence, intelligence and caliber. We salute such great women who have broken the social bondage for erection of a better future of women.

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