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Year Ender 2018: The unsung women achievers India should be proud of

By Vanshika Garg
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The unsung women achievers of 2018 India should be proud of

It is not difficult to recollect the achievements and awards of sport players or jurists like Mithali Raj and Indu Malhotra. However, there are also women who made tremendous contributions in the society but went unnoticed.

Here are few achievers listed whose achievements India should be celebrating

Jamida Beevi

On January 26, Jamida Beevi created history by becoming the first Indian Muslim woman to lead the Friday prayer for a mixed-gender congregation at a public place. The 34-year-old led around 30 men and women in namaaz inside a hall at Vandoor village in Kerala’s Malappuram district.

Preethi Srinivasan

Preethi was awarded the I Am Woman Award on 28thApril this year. Preethi was left quadriplegic after an accident. However, this did not pull down her spirits, but instead she embraced it and then strived to help others in her position. She runs a charitable trust called Soulfree in Tamil Nadu, which strives to help people who despite severe disabilities can be ‘positively abled.’

Vaishali Salavkar

Vaishali Salavkar is the first Indian blind chess player to participate in the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in September 2018. She has been playing chess since 20-25 years and is an eight-time national champion.

Manasi Joshi

Manasi Joshi won the bronze medal in women’s singles SL3 Category at the 2018 Thailand Para-Badminton International. This was her first tournament after getting a sports prosthesis. She was required to have her leg amputated after a motorcycle accident and delayed medical attention.

Arunima Sinha

Arumina received an honorary doctorate from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on 6th November this year. She had to have her left leg amputated as she was pushed out of a train due to resisting a robbery and then became the first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013.


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