Daughter’s Day is being celebrated as Daughters' Week as part of government's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme to check female foeticide, improve sex ratio and educate girls across the country. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi kicked-off a social media campaign to mark Daughters' Day on August 11 by tweeting a picture with her daughter-in-law and grand-daughter.
Here is a list of some of the daughters who have made India proud:
Ranked as India's No.1 female Tennis player, Sania Mirza has been honored by the Women's Tennis Association. This highest-paid and high-profile, twenty-eight-year-old athlete, is the most successful and popular female Indian Tennis player.
Badminton player Saina Nehwal was recently honored by the Badminton World Federation and was ranked no.1 in the world, as she performed beyond expectations of the federation, which made her to earn this honor.
Indo-American astronaut Sunita Williams is also the second woman of Indian origin to have been selected by NASA for a space mission after Kalpna Chawla, and the second astronaut of Slovenian heritage after Ronald M. Sega.
Kiran Bedi, the first Indian woman to join the Indian Police Services. Born on June 9, 1949 in Amritsar in Punjab, she is one of the most renowned police officers in the Indian history.
Arunima Sinha, the first differently-abled female to climb Mount Everest has made India proud. In 2011, her resistance to attackers who were trying to loot her in a running train, changed her life totally.
First Published: Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 12:24 AM