President of India Felicitates Exceptional Women Achievers (Download PDF)


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The government of India felicitated 112 exceptional women who are the first to set a milestone in their respective fields after an extensive research process by the Ministry of Women & Child Development.

President of India to felicitate exceptional women achievers

President of India to Felicitate Exceptional Women Achievers

President of India to felicitate exceptional women achievers

The Felicitated Women Include

  • first woman judge

  • first woman porter

  • first woman to head a missile project

  • first para-trooper

  • first Olympian among others


  • A list of 227 women was compiled through various sources, including Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Sports, Limca Book of Records, press clippings, internet etc.

  • Esteemed panel of judges finalized the names of 112 extraordinary women who busted stereotypes and broke the glass ceiling to become the Number One.

Other Honours Conferred By Ministry of Women & Child Development

  • On March 8th, the WCD Ministry honors with Nari Shakti Puruskars, those women who have contributed to society but have remained unsung.

  • The Ministry has started a new system of recognising in different ways those women who have broken the glass ceiling and ventured into unusual fields.

  • The Ministry had collaborated with Facebook in 2015 to recognise ‘100 Women Achievers’ who have excelled in diverse sectors of public work.

Where Can the List of 112 Women Achievers Be Found?

  • The list can be found at the site address given below.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 19, 2018


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