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in historical days were confined to only to there households and families. € They were not confined to family limits but also not been given equal status in the society. € They were been discriminated on all the strata of the society.

. some cases of these practices are still found in remote parts of India. especially under current Indian laws. € The Purdah is still practiced by many Indian women.Jauhar. and child marriage remains prevalent despite it being an illegal practice.€ Traditions such as Sati. Purdah and Devadasi have been banned in modern India. € However.

€ It was abolished by the British in 1829. it curtails their right to interact freely and it is a symbol of the subordination of women. in which women are "married" to a deity or temple € . € Devadasi is a religious practice in some parts of southern India. € Purdah is the practice of requiring women to cover their bodies and to cover their skin. It imposes restrictions on the mobility of women. in which the widow was immolated alive on her husband's funeral pyre.Sati is an old custom.

€ Sexual € Dowry € Child Harassment Marriage € Female Infanticides € Sex Selection Abortions € Domestic Violence € Female Trafficking .

ready to face all the challenges . € Who is Independent. . confident.€ Todays women are those who have been given equal status in the society. € Who even take care of their profession and personal lives. leadership qualities. sense of fashion. intelligent. having self respect.

IPS (Indian Police service) Officer .

(Bureau of police research and development). Ministry of Home Affairs. € She became the first woman to join the IPS in 1972. € Kiran .Bedi(9 June 1949) is a Indian social activist and a retired Indian Police Offices (IPS) officer. and was last posted as Director General.

€ . Tihar jail (Delhi) (1993-1995). India. € During her stay as the Inspector General of Prisons. redressing of complaints by prisoners and literacy programs. and initiated a number of measures such as detoxification programs. she joined the Indian Police service. she instituted a number of reforms in the management the prison. yoga . Amritsar. € In July 1972.She began her career as a Lecturer in Political Science (1970-72) at Khalsa College for Women. meditation.

€ Her efforts have won national and international recognition. . are the two major voluntary organizations established by her with the objectives of improving the condition of the drug addicts and the poor people. set up in 1987 and India Vision Foundation. set up in 1994.€ Navajyoti (which literally means New Enlightenment). and her organizations was awarded the Serge Soitiroff Memorial Award for drug abuse prevention by the United Nations.

€ President·s Gallantry Award (1979) € Women of the Year Award (1980) € Asia Region Award for Drug Prevention and Control (1991) € Magsaysay Award (1994) for Government Service € Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship (1994) € Serge Soitiroff Memorial Award € Mahila Shiromani Award (1995) .

.€ Father Machismo Humanitarian Award (1995) € Lion of the Year (1995) € Pride of India (1999) € Mother Teresa Memorial National Award for Social Justice (2005) € Doctor of Law In recognition of her ´humanitarian approach to prison reforms and policingµ.

President of Republic of India .

the 12th person and first woman to hold the office. € She was sworn in as President of India on July 25. a member of the Indian National Congress (INC).J. . Abdul Kalam.€ Pratibha Devisingh Patil (born December 19. succeeding Dr. 1934) is the current President of the Republic of India. Pratibha Patil. € She won the presidential election held on July 19.P. 2007. € Mrs. A. 2007 defeating her nearest rival Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.

Deputy Minister. Cabinet Minister. Prohibition. Education. € From 1967-72. Tourism.€ Pratibha Patil began her political career in 1962 at the age of 27. Social Welfare. € From 1975-78. € From 1973-74. Public Health. Cabinet Minister. Housing & Parliamentary Affairs. Government of Maharashtra. . Government of Maharashtra. Government of Maharashtra.

1988 -Deputy Chairman.President of India . 1986 to November 5.Leader of Opposition € From November 18. 2007 to date. House Committee. Lok Sabha € From November 8. 2004-June 2007-Governor of Rajasthan € From July 25.€ From July 1979 to February 1980. Rajya Sabha € From 1991-96-Chairperson.

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