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Date of Publish: 2018-01-17
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Guwahati, 17 Jan: Anshu Jamsenpa, the Arunachal Pradesh based ace mountaineer  is all set to address the prestigious "First Ladies" event at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on January 20.

She has been invited at the Rasthrapati Bhavan and the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (W&CD) to address the gathering of the top 100 Indian women achievers who have brought laurels to the nation in various disciplines. Anshu Jamsenpa will also be conferred the ‘Women Achiever’s Award’ by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind for her world record achievement in mountaineering during the event.

‘It is indeed a great privilege to be selected as one of the key speakers to address the gathering of India’s superwomen who have excelled in their respective fields. Addressing the wonderful ladies, who are the supreme examples of courage, determination and will power in the august presence of His Excellency, the President India, the Union Ministers and high officials is definitely going to be a memorable moment,’ Anshu Jamsenpa was quoted as saying in a press release issued by the Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association, Bomdila.

Besides Anshu Jamsenpa, India’s ‘First Ladies’ list which has been compiled and short listed by the Ministry of WCD includes, the Olympic medalists PV Shindhu and Karnam Malleswari; the Olympian gymnast Deepa Karmakar; Nicole Faria, the first Indian woman to win the Miss Earth title; Ira Singhal, the first specially-abled woman to top the civil services; Punita Arora - first woman to become Lieutenant General; Deepa Malik, the first woman to win a medal at the Paralympic among others.

 “We have been felicitating unusual and exceptional groups of women for the last two years and have honoured several women achievers from across the country. This time, we have brought together the women who have been the pioneers in making a career in male-dominated professions on a common platform to laud their achievements,” Union Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi said in a statement about the event. 

 The list also includes the names of the Indian women who opted for unconventional career choices like Chennai based Praveena Solomon, the first woman to manage a crematorium; Manju from Rajasthan, the first female railway station porter; Shatbhi Basu, the first female merchant navy captain; the first woman fire-fighter Harshini Kanhekar and others.

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