Daughters of India who made the country proud

Updated On : 10 Aug,2016 ,23:39 PM
Daughters of India who made the country proud

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:

Daughters of India who made the country 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.

Daughters of India who made the country proud

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.

Daughters of India who made the country proud

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.

Daughters of India who made the country proud

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.

Daughters of India who made the country proud

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.