Indian daughters have always made the nation proud. They have fought hard to build a safe space for themselves and still continue to struggle for the same. However, in these silent fights, there have been daughters who have shackled the barriers of social norms to achieve great heights and make everyone proud.
Indian daughters have proved the sexist views of society wrong time and again. People say women can't do comedy? Aditi Mittal is an answer to them. One of the most prominent women comedians of India, her first solo show was ‘Things they wouldn't let me say’ in 2013.
Surfing is a sport that is not easy and definitely not everyone’s cup of tea but Ishita Malaviya, born in Mumbai, is the first professional Indian woman surfer. She started surfing in 2007 when she met a German exchange student. She runs a camp called Camp Namaloha in coastal Karnataka.
Entertainment business has always been male centric and it has been tough to get a breakthrough in such a field. A leading example of this is Anjuli Shukla, a cinematographer, born in Lucknow and has worked for movies like Kutty Srank, Happy Mother’s Day. She also won the National Film Award for Cinematography in 2010 for her debut film Kutty Srank.
For those who think women are fragile and can't be sporty, MC Marry Kom is the answer to them. She has made India proud as a five time champion of the World Amateur Boxing competition. She won gold in 2014 in Asian Games and Bronze in Summer Olympics. She was also awarded Padma Shri in 2010 and Padma Bhushan in 2013.
Those who say driving is not for women, Sorry! we can't hear you over the sound of Alisha Abdulla’s racing bike. She is a professional bike racer. She won the third spot in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship in 2009.
This Daughter's Day, let us congratulate these daughters and all the daughters across the nation who continue to fight the social barriers daily and still continue to shine. You are the pulse of this country.