5 Indian Women: Celebrating Firsts on Women's Day 

Kiran Bedi shattered societal norms in 1972 by becoming the first woman to join the prestigious Indian Police Service (IPS). Her dedication to reform and public service continues to inspire 

 Kiran Bedi: First Woman IPS Officer 

 A NASA astronaut of Indian origin, rocketed into history in 1997 as the first Indian-born woman in space. Tragically, she perished aboard the Columbia space shuttle disaster in 2003.

Kalpana Chawla: First Indian-born Woman in Space 

Holds numerous records including the most ODI matches (232) by a woman captain. Her domination of the sport for over two decades has earned her the title of "The Tendulkar of Women's Cricket." 

Mithali Raj: The Reigning Queen of Women's Cricket 

Soared into the record books in 2016 as India's first female fighter pilot. Her achievement paved the way for more women to take to the skies and defend the nation. 

Avani Chaturvedi: India's First Female Fighter Pilot 

A former volleyball player, Arunima Sinha became the world's first female amputee to scale Mount Everest after a horrific attack, proving that adversity can be a springboard for incredible feats. 

Arunima Sinha - The First India Mount Everest Girl