As a civilization, the world and the very existence of humankind is incomplete without women. Females are natural creators, who share a sense of comprehensiveness which the world always longs for.
India has been fortunate to have several inspiring women in various fields such as art, literature, science etc. Some of them have had far reaching impacts in the field of education. Their contribution has given a direction to the women of various generations to fight for their rightful demand of educating themselves and working towards the upliftment of the society.
This article sheds light on the lives of these incredible women who made a profound impact by defeating all odds. Scroll down to know in detail about these women who have revolutionized the education Sector.
Any artefact in the field of Women Education goes insufficient without the mention of this outstanding woman, Savitribai Phule. She happens to be India’s first female teacher. It is crucial to understand that during the early times, women barely had access to education, especially in India.
Savitribai Phule withstood all odds such as caste system, patriarchy, etc. Several years ago, it was inconceivable and impractical for any woman to step up and stand for a cause. Even so, Savitribai Phule did not become a part of the servitude. She shattered the prejudices and superstitious beliefs for advocating the importance of education for women in India. She aimed to portray her methods in actions more than speaking about it in words.
Whilst promoting equal education for all with the support of her husband and tireless efforts, her story became a springboard for a lot of other girls in India wanting to pursue education. Savtribai Phule set a significant example for many lives at that time. The University of Pune, a.k.a. Savitribai Phule Pune University is like a monument built as a tribute to her profound efforts towards educational reforms.
Vimla Kaul, at the age of 84 years is going all out and providing education to children in a small village called Madanpur Khadar which is in Delhi. For the past 20 years, she has been ceaselessly spearheading this educational endeavor.
Vimla took the responsibility on her shoulder and strove to uplift kids in the capital city where the prominent regions were called Sarita Vihar. Despite the lack of infrastructure and proper buildings, Vimla Kaul is unstoppable and continues with the magnificent work.
“No wind will be a hurdle when a woman strives with the storm of rage and grit to empower herself,” says Chandraprabha Saikiani. She also shares with us her astonishing story of how she fearlessly defeated all disparities and got herself educated no matter what.
After receiving her education, she started her struggle at the age of 13. Truly she touched and elevated many lives in India when it was least expected. Her outstanding contribution in Education is still relevant in the Assam state. She started a committee called Asam Pradeshik Mahila Samity which is currently on and in the working.
Another remarkable woman in the education field is Asima Chatterjee. She is the first woman to be awarded a Doctor in Science by an Indian University in the year 1944. More than that, she is the first woman to be elected as the General President of Indian Science Congress, a premier institute in scientific research.
She was primarily inclined towards Medicinal Chemistry. She had been awarded various accolades and titles, some of which were the CV Raman Award, PC Ray Award and the Padma Bhushan Award, and there were many such recognitions.
She also contributed her part through her remarkable work in editing and writing. In the 1940s, she served as Head of Department of Chemistry subject at Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta. Asima Chatterjee has contributed to various research work such as her invaluable contribution in the field of Chemistry of Natural Products. She contributed a noteworthy share by becoming an example in herself.
Meghna Ghai Puri
Cinema has the power to transform masses and is also known to be the most powerful medium of communication in any society. From big screens to OTT, from mainstream drama to education and intellectual genres, films are making an impact in almost all spheres of life.
Keeping that in mind, Meghna Ghai Puri started an institute, a community where the future artists and filmmaking aspirants can develop and analyze to produce valuable and creative films in the future. Meghna Ghai has been born and brought up in such an environment in which she grew up watching her father, Subhash Ghai’s films.
Taking the responsibility to educate the masses, she is now running one of the most leading film schools in India. It was started in the year 2006 and has now become a dream of thousands of young applicants who want to study and train in cinema. Students here are revealed to wide-ranging genres, opinions, and viewpoints.