International Women’s Day

Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do- it is the smart thing to do, within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. Bankersadda, SSCadda and CtetAdda, units of Adda247 wishes you all a very happy International Women’s Day. And on this occasion with an agenda to Educate a Women-Empower a Nation Career Power a unit of Adda247 is offering Flat 50% Discount on Classroom Programs for female candidates on payment via. cash, card or cheque.

From Sita in ‘Ramayana’ to Jhansi’s Rani Lakshmi Bai are not only celebrated women but has also contributed to social change and awareness had been immense. India is the original home of the mother Goddesses. Women in India have always been honoured and respected. Today on women’s day let us acknowledge some great mind and missions dedicated to and by women all over the world.

Air India has operated a flight around the world with an all-women crew ahead of International Women’s Day. The flight departed from Delhi on February 27 for San Francisco, returned to the Indira Gandhi International airport and is also in a quest for a Guinness World Record and Limca Book of Records for this feat. When we mention successful personalities and missions in aviation, the one lady who pioneered a career in aviation cannot be forgotten. Sarla Thakral, the first Indian woman to get an aviation pilot licence and fly an aircraft.

This year even Middle East marked its presence to acknowledge women empowerment, Royal Brunei Airlines has operated all female crew plane from Brunei to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. First Officer Sariana Nordin flew flight BI081, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to the Middle Eastern country on 23 February.

PV Sindhu ruled the world of sports this year. She became the first Indian woman to win the Silver medal at the 2016 Olympics. One of the best surprises this year was Dipa Karmakar, an artistic gymnast and the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in Olympics and the first Indian gymnast to do so in 52 years. At Rio Olympics 2016, she attained fourth position in Women’s Vault Gymnastics. She also happens to be the fifth woman in the world who landed the Produnova, one of the most difficult vaults currently performed in women’s gymnastics. Sakshi Malik an Indian freestyle wrestler, at the 2016 Summer Olympics, won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics.

Talking about Banking sector in India we have two very prominent leading ladies Arundhati Bhattacharya and Chanda Kochar. Arundhati Bhattacharya, is the Chairperson of the State Bank of India and the first woman Chairperson of State Bank of India. She was appointed in 2013. Listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2016, she is one of the faces of the industry. Chanda Kochar is the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank, and her role has been pivotal in shaping the retail banking in India. In 2016, she was ranked 40th on India Today’s ‘High and Mighty Power List 2016’ and 22nd position in the Forbes Asia’s ‘50 Power Businesswomen List 2016’.

And it is not is aviation, sports or Banking and Economy, women have significant contribution in the field of Science and Technology as well. N Valarmathi is an Indian scientist and project director of RISAT-1, India’s first indigenously-developed Radar Imaging Satellite. Tessy Thomas is an engineer and the Project Director for Agni-IV missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation. She is the first woman engineer to head a missile project in India. She is known as the ‘Missile Woman’ of India.  


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