Anshu Jamsenpa to address ‘First Ladies’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan

NEW DELHI/ITANAGAR, Jan 17: Ace mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa is set to address the ‘First Ladies’ at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on 20 January.
The list of India’s ‘First Ladies’ is compiled and short listed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (W&CD).
‘Anshu has been invited by the Rasthrapati Bhavan and the Union Ministry of W&CD to address the gathering of top 100 Indian women achievers who have brought laurels for the country in various fields’, informed the Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association in a release.
On the occasion, Anshu will also be conferred with the ‘Women Achiever’s Award’ by President of India Ram Nath Kovind for her world record achievement in mountaineering.
Besides Anshu, the list includes Olympic medallists PV Shindhu and Karnam Malleswari; Olympian gymnast Deepa Karmakar; first Indian woman to win the Miss Earth title Nicole Faria; Ira Singhal, the first specially-abled woman to top the civil services; Deepa Malik, the first woman to win a medal at the Paralympics; Bula Choudhury, the first woman to swim across the seven seas; Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, the Indian billionaire entrepreneur who has been listed in Forbes list of one of the most powerful women in the world and Dronacharya Sunita Sharma, the first Indian woman cricket coach, among others.
“We have been felicitating unusual and exceptional groups of women for the last two years. This time, we thought it fitting to bring together women who have been the first to make a career in male-dominated professions on a common platform and laud their achievement,” Union Minister for W&CD Maneka Gandhi said in a statement about the event.
The list also has names of women who opted for unconventional career choices like Chennai based Praveena Solomon, the first woman to manage a crematorium; Manju from Rajasthan who has the distinction of being the first female railway station porter in India; Muskan Sethi, the first professional poker player; Shatbhi Basu, the first female bartender and others.