Punjabi Women Making India Proud

Punjabi women are no less than lionesses in the jungle. The Punjabi women have been making us proud since time immemorial. So here are a set of women who have made us proud, so that; our head is always high.

Kiran Bedi

This woman hails from Amritsar and has served our nation for about 35 years. She is a woman who has not just been in the Indian Administration Services but has also been a national level player. As a teenager, Bedi has won many state level and national level titles in tennis. While she was taking training for civil services, she was the only woman in the batch of 80 men and also became the first IPS Officer.

Khushbir Kaur

This woman who comes from a small town in Amritsar; Rasulpur Kalan has made India really proud. She was the one who made a record at the age of 21; in Race Walk at the Asian Games conducted in the year 2014. She aslo bettered her personal record of Race Walk at the Moscow World Championship.

Saini Sisters

The 3 Saini sisters from Punjab have once dominated the hockey world. All the three; that is, Rupa Saini, Prema Saini and Krishna Saini represented India against Japan in the test series. Rupa Saini had a particularly successful career. She donned the Indian colours in the 1974 France and 1978 Madrid World Cups, apart from earning nearly 200 Test caps both in India and abroad. She also played in the 1979 world championships held in Vancouver. She also went on to win the prestigious Arjuna Award.

Avneet Sidhu

She hails from Bhatinda and has given her best in Shooting. She has won more than 100 medals in different national and international competitions. In August 2006, winning an Olympic quota for India in the 49th World Shooting Championship held at Zagreb (Croatia), she became the sixth sportsperson (shooting) of the country to book a quota place in the Olympic Games 2008 Beijing, China.

Kamaljit Sandhu

Kamaljit Sandhu is a former woman Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Bangkok Asian Games in 400 m race. She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds. She was the first Indian woman athlete to win gold medal at any Asian games.She hails from Punjab state in India. She received Padma Shri award in 1971.

So let our women rise and make them believe in themselves; so that they keep making us proud. Jai Hind!