WCD Ministry felicitates 112 exceptional women achievers

WCD Ministry felicitates 112 exceptional women achievers

    WCD Ministry felicitates 112 exceptional women achievers 

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday felicitated exceptional women achievers who are the first to set a milestone in their respective fields at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. These women achievers ‘FIRST LADIES’ are those who are first to set a milestone in their respective fields like the first female Merchant Navy Captain, first train driver of passenger train, first female fire fighter, first female bus driver, first Indian woman to reach Antarctica among others.





    Bachendri Pal - First Indian woman to reach the Mount Everest summit:

    Smt. Bachendri Pal is the first Indian legendary woman mountaineer who reached the Mount Everest summit in 1984. She had her name listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her achievement by 1990. The expedition had 6 women and 11 men and she was the only woman in her group to continue the climb and reached the summit on May 23 1984 at 1:07 pm. Thereafter, she headed several expeditions in 1993, 1994 and 1997 with a team comprising of all-women namely Indo-Nepalese Women's Mount Everest Expedition, The Great Indian Women's Rafting Voyage and First Indian Women Trans-Himalayan Expedition. She has been conferred with the Padma Shri in 1984 and has also been awarded the National Adventure Award by the Government of India in 1994.




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