The President of India will felicitate 112 women achievers who have achieved a first in any field on 20th Jan 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Known as ‘First Ladies’, these women have been identified by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of Government of India.
The two women from Kashmir to be felicitated are Ayesha Aziz, the youngest pilot in India and the first female pilot from Kashmir andRuveda Salam, a doctor and Kashmir’s first woman IPS officer.
The list includes women who have achieved distinction in different fields across in and outside the country. Some of the other women in the list are Biocon’s Managing Director – Kiran Mazumdar, Shila Dawre – India’s first autorickshaw driver and Aishwarya Rai – The first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.
As a part of the felicitation, a lunch will also be hosted by the WCD Minister Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in which I&B Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani will also felicitate these women.
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