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Winning moments

Moments of glory:

india Updated: Mar 06, 2004 20:02 IST

Women's contributions are more often than not glossed over. However here are some of the outstanding achievers of 2003 that were recognised:

Aishwarya Rai
The first Indian actress to get nominated as a jury member for the Cannes Film Festival. She was also featured on the cover of 'Time' magazine, Asian edition.

Anju Bobby George
The first Indian to win a bronze medal at the World Athletics Championship in Paris.

Aparna Sen
The national award for Best Director for Mr and Mrs Iyer, which also bagged the prize for Best Asian Film at the Locarno Film Festival.

K M Beenamol, Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat,
The athlete and the shooter shared the 'Khel Ratna', country's highest sports award

Indra Nooyi
PepsicoPresident, was featured in Fortune magazine's 'America's Power 50'

Mahasweta Devi
Writer and social worker, got the second highest civilian award of France - 'Officier Des Arts et Des Lettres' (Officer of Arts and Literature)

Naina Lal Kidwai,Vidya Chhabria
Were featured in Fortune magazine in their list of international top 50 businesswomen

Norah Jones
Daughter of sitar maestro Ravi Shankar bagged five Grammys, including the best album of the year "Come away with me" at the awards' 45th annual edition.

Sheila Dikshit
The first Chief Minister to get a second successive term to rule Delhi.

Shantha Sinha
Child rights activist , received the Ramon Magsaysay Award

Sania Mirza
The first Indian girl to win a Grand Slam title She also struck four golds at the inaugural Afro-Asian Games, which saw Indian women winning the hockey gold too.

Uma Bharti
The first woman chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.

Vasundhara Raje
The first woman chief minister of Rajasthan

First Published: Mar 06, 2004 12:50 IST