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FIRST WOMEN OF THE LARGEST

DEMOCRACY : INDIA
Women had played an Important role in the Modern World. Here are some of the most
successful & first women of the world, who lead a Nation, a Party, a State, etc.
1. First woman President of Indian National Congress Annie Besant (1917)
2. First Indian woman President of Indian National Congress Sarojini Naidu
(1925)
3. First woman Ambassador from India Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (to USSR from
1947-49)
4. First woman Governor of an Indian State Sarojini Naidu (UP from 1947-48)
5. First woman Minister of an Indian State Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (UP)
6. First Mayor of Delhi Aruna Asif Ali (1958)
7. First woman Central Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
8. First woman Film star to be a member of Rajya Sabha Nargis Dutt
9. First woman Chief Minister of an Indian State Sucheta Kriplani (UP from
1963-67)
10. First woman Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (1966-77 & 1980-84)
11. First woman Speaker of an Indian State Shano Devi
12. First woman winner of the Bharat Ratna Indira Ghandi (1971)
13. First woman Judge of the Supreme Court Justice M Fatima Bevi (1989)
14. First woman Chief Justice of a High Court Leila Seth (CJ of Himachal
Pradesh 1991)
15. Indias officially recognized billionth citizen Aastha (Born on May 11, 2000 at
ND)