Women are always given the second priority when we consider human kind. They were considered to be the non-capable ones right from the early times till the recent past decades. Only in the recent decades or so this thought about women is slowly degrading and they are allowed to come out and face the real world. Among these years, our world has come across a lot of brave acts that was carried out by women. These brave acts by those brave women symbolizes that even they are capable of a decent position in the society rather than being push back in the name of tradition and culture.
We would have come across a lot of incidents that portrays women bravery and we would have stood with a “What” kind of expression in our face. Women have always made their presence felt in the society by performing some kinds of acts that would always remain in the minds of the people. Unless it was for some of these women, the world wouldn’t have changed the way it is now.
Let’s see some of the most courageous women, who lived and are living in this world,
Florence Nightingale is the first ever women nurse in the history, who served for Wartime hospital. She was called as “The Lady of Lamp” because she raised the habit of making rounds in the night. She lived for 90 years and during this time, she made a lot of impact on the nursing field. She is also considered to be the founder of modern Nursing. She also has the credit of setting up the first ever secular nursing school in the world which is a part of King’s college London. She was very caring and became popular during the Crimean war, where she took at most care of the soldiers. She spent most of her lifetime in spreading the medical knowledge to the world.
Marie Sklodowska Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland. She was a French physicist and chemist who always wanted to make a mark regarding Radioactivity. She comes under this list because; she was the first woman to win a Noble Prize (Physics) and she also later on became the first ever person to win the Noble prize (Chemistry) twice. She is also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris. Even after her death, she broke into the world in the year 1995 by becoming the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in Paris.
Some of the awards that she has received in her lifetime are Noble prize in Physics, Davy Medal, Matteucci Medal, Elliott Cresson Medal, Albert Medal, Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Willard Gibbs Award. Seeing this tally, anyone in this world would call her as the greatest scientists of all times.
Helen Adams Keller is another astonishing woman who once lived in the same world we are living in. She was the first deaf blind person to get a Bachelor of Arts degree. We would have heard a lot about Helen Keller and her rough patches. She was an Author, Lecturer and a Political Activist. All these would not have happened if not for her teacher, Anne Sullivan. She broke through into the shutters of her darkness and communicated with her in a new language.
Pennsylvania celebrates “Helen Keller day” on her birthday on June 27. She has carried out a lot of campaigns regarding socialism, women’s rights, labor rights and other screaming causes. She got in the Alabama women’s hall of fame in the year 1971.
Mother Teresa was born on 26th august, 1910. She was a part of Albanian family but lived most of her life in India, serving the poor and raising a lot of charity to help them in a large way. For her work in India, she was called as the “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta”. She is the founder of the Missionaries of Charity which in the year 2012 consisted of 4500 sisters working in 133 different countries. This mother Teresa’s missionary is the home for a lot of people suffering from HIV, tuberculosis and leprosy.
Mother Teresa has received Noble Peace Prize in the year 1979. She has also received the Bharat Ratna for her service to mankind.
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was born on 19 November 1917 to Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru. She was assassinated in the year 1984. She was the first woman Prime Minister of India. She is also the second longest serving Prime Minister of India. She was always known for her fearless actions and unprecedented Centralization of Power.
During her Power, she carried out a lot of fearless acts that most of the men feared doing. The most courageous acts were the war against Pakistan and the Operation Blue star. She implemented a lot of laws for the sake and the betterment of the people.
In the year 2001, she was voted as the greatest Prime Minister of India organized by India Today. She was also named as the Women of Millennium in a poll organized by BBC in the year 1999.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher was born on 13 October 1925, is the only woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She is also the longest serving Prime Minister of UK who held the office from 1979 to 1990. She was called as the “Iron Lady” by a Soviet Journalist. Her way of leading the Nation was in a unique style and it is known as Thatcherism.
She was known for her Low taxes, Privatization, Political loyalty and her way of speech during her reign. She is also remembered for her victory in the Falklands War in the year 1982.
The above mentioned women are only a few in the lot. There are many more brave women in our world, who have created a new face for the womanhood. The brave moves carried out by these women show us that they are capable of taking any job that a man performs. So, please don’t let women down in the name of culture and tradition. They are the backbone of our World and so let’s take immense care to help them come up a long way in their life.