These 10 young Indian women should definitely be your idols

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Today on International Women's day we decided to list down 10 young Indian women who will inspire you to follow your dreams.

Today on International Women’s Day, we not only want to celebrate the bravery and achievements of Indian women but also want to highlight the fact that women have progressed and made a mark in every possible field we could imagine. Whether it was science or sports or politics Indian women have proved what they can do and how they can cultivate the female narrative.

So today on Women’s day we decided to list down 10 young Indian women who should definitely be your idols:

1. Faye D’Souza

After a successful career as an anchor in Mirror Now, Faye D’Souza left her job and started her own social media channel where she posts news on issues that really matter. She strives on the fact that ethics are more important than materialism. In a world where Indian news anchors have become a subject of shame and laughter, Faye D’Souza is someone who has proved what an exception she is. Right from covering an on-ground report on Covid vaccination to her social media posts, she has managed to establish a strong narrative on issues and subjects that really makes sense to us. In 2018, she was awarded the RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of the Year’.

 

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2. Rana Ayyub

Rana Ayyub is one of the most fearless journalists and non-filter critics. She is well-known for her ground reporting. She has won many awards for her investigative journalism. Recently she was honored for her “tenacious reporting on the rise of authoritarian Hindu nationalism.” In February 2020, she also won the McGill Medal for journalistic courage. In a world where journalists are largely dependent on the TRP for their channels, Rana Ayyub has gained a massive following only on the basis of her to-the-point reporting and fearless voice.

 

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3. Dhivya Suryadevara

We all know that the automobile industry is largely dominated by males. However, Dhivya Suryadevara is one such woman who is paving the way for women and encouraging them to join the automobile sector. She is Harvard Graduate and currently a Chief Financial Officer of General Motors. She posses massive work experience in several key roles throughout her career. Dhivya has not only set an example for young women and girls by smashing the patriarchy but also made a huge impact on the Indian automobile industry. She was also named in the Fortune Most Powerful Women as a Leader to Watch.

 

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4. Dipa Karmarkar

Dipa Karmakar was the first Indian female gymnast in history to win a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. At the time of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Dipa was just 24-years-old. After that Dipa has represented India in many competition had brought glory to our nation. She also received Padma Shri for her achievements. In 2016, she was also awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for her outstanding performance in Rio Olympics 2016. She is truly an inspiration for young girls and women who want to join sports and make a career out of it.

 

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5. Hima Das

Hima Das is the first-ever Indian athlete to win the gold medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships. After achieving the triumph she became a role model for many female athletes and an inspiration for millions of Indians. At present, Hima Das holds the national record in 400 meters with a timing of 50.79 sec at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Further, Hima Das is not only a great athlete but also a Deputy Superitent Of Police (DSP) in Assam Police under the state’s Integrated Sport Policy’.

 

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6. Arunima Sinha

Arunima Sinha is well-known for mountain climbing and as a volleyball player. She is also the world’s first female amputee to scale Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mount Elbrus (Russia), Mount Kosciusko (Australia), Mount Aconcagua (South America), Carstensz Pyramid (Indonesia), and Mount Vinson. In 2011, due to a sad accident, she lost her left leg but Arunima never gave up on her dreams. Her vision was to climb each of the continents’ highest peaks and hoist the national flag of India. In 2015, Arunima was honored with the Padma Shri award for her achievements.

 

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7. Suma Shirur

Suma Shirur is a former Olympian shooter who competed in the 10 metre air rifle event. She has also won various medals across her lengthy career, in Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. In the 2004 Asian Shooting Championships in Kaula Lumpur, Suma scored a maximum of 400 points in the qualification round. She finished 8th at the 2004 Olympics in 10m air rifle. Currently, she is a high-performance coach with the Indian junior rifle team. Her passion and determination for sports is something that makes her an inspiration for the young shooters.

8. Dutte Chand

Dutte Chand is the first Indian to win a gold medal in a 100m race in a global competition. She is also the current national champion in the women’s 100 metres race. In 2019, she became the first Indian sprinter to win gold at the Universiade with a timing of 11.32 seconds in the 100m race. She is the first gay athlete to inspire millions of young men and women.

 

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9. Mithila Raj

Mithila Raj is the captain of India’s Women’s cricket team. Her talent with the bat has helped her to mark a spot as the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket. She is also the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in Women’s One Day International matches. In June 2018, during the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup, she became the first player from India (either male or female) to score 2000 runs in T20Is. Further, in 2019, she became the first woman to complete 20 years in international cricket. She has received various awards nationally and internationally including the Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World, Arjuna Award, and the Padma Shri.

 

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10. Manya Singh

Manya Singh, who doesn’t recognize her! Her inspirational story of being a daughter of a rickshaw driver and winning the runner-up title of miss India 2020 had created a buzz on the internet. Right from the lack of money to pay the school fees to be neglected by fellow classmates for being an auto driver’s daughter, Manya’s journey is absolutely heart-touching and inspiring. No doubt, Manya is truly a role model for the young women and girls who dream big and want to achieve them.

 

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