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Year-ender: Meet women, who made us proud this year!

By Radha Mishra
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Pride – the most respectable thing we have achieved this year is due to our brilliant women. The year 2016 was the year of Indian women who proved that they are not less than anyone in the world. Be it sports, entertainment, business, art or any other field, these women made it big in every sphere.

Now, as the year is moving towards its end, we will celebrate the achievements of all those women who made it big in 2016. These women have made noteworthy differences in their respective fields by shattering stigmas and persevering against all odds to achieve something really incredible. Have a look:

Sakshi Malik, Wrestler

Source: rediff

When a lot was expected from India’s wrestling contingent, it was only Sakshi from Haryana who made the whole country proud. This girl in fact ended India’s drought at Rio by clinching the bronze medal in the 58 kg category. She became the first woman wrestler from India to win a medal in the Olympics.

PV Sindhu, Shuttler

Source: indianexpress

The shuttler from Hyderabad proved her worth by winning a silver medal for India at Rio. She also became the first Indian woman to win silver in the Olympics. It was PV Sindhu who made watching badminton interesting in the country that is mad for cricket.

Dipa Karmakar, Gymnast

Source: indiatvnews

The girl from Tripura put up a superb show at Rio and remains in headlines for several days. Karmakar is definitely India’s best gymnast till date.

Deepa Malik, Athlete

Source: intoday

Deepa Malik is a true inspiration of the year. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games. She won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in the shot put with absolute determination and grit. This girl did not let her physical shortcoming come in the way of making history.

Priyanka Chopra, Actor

Source: hindustantimes

Ever since Priyanka Chopra won the title of Miss World, the international diva never looked back. After achieving feat in Bollywood, she is rocking the Hollywood currently. From working in the American TV series, Quantico, to walking on Oscar’s red carpet, our desi girl is achieving milestones one greater than the other by every passing day.

Saalumarada Thimmakka, Environmentalist

Source: yourstory

Thimmakka faced social ridicule early on in life because of her inability to bear children. Considering this, she started a mission to plant trees and tending to them like her kids. In 80 years, she has planted over 8,000 trees.

Mallika Srinivasan, CEO

Source: indiatimes

Srinivasan is known as the ‘Tractor Queen of India.’ The woman grew her family business of tractor manufacturing into the third largest tractor company globally.  Srinivasan also sits on the board of renowned Indian brands such as Tata Steel and Tata Global Beverages.

Neha Singh, Actress/Writer

Mumbai-based Neha is an actor, writer, director and producer. She began ‘Why Loiter’ movement in the city with an aim to confront harassment.

Gouri Chindarkar, Computer Engineering Student

Source: bbc

Chindarkar is one of the first Indian students to be trained through the ‘School In the Cloud.’ This is a unique way of learning that defied customary style of classroom style teaching.

We applaud all of the passionate women for inspiring the whole country. You have made India proud in true sense!