5 Foreign Origin Women who Made a Difference to India

5 Foreign Origin Women who Made a Difference to India

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 29 March 2012, 12:18 Hrs   |    12 Comments
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Bangalore: Since ages women have been a great source of inspiration. They have proved to be influential, intellectual and equally capable as men. Indian women are not just recognized for their beauty but also for their work. There are several women who have made India proud with their dedication, talent and passion but, only a few had great impact on the society.

Here are 5 Women achievers in India of foreign origin who have brought a difference.

Mother Teresa

Original Name: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Mother Teresa was born on 26 August, 1910 in Macedonia her father was a noted politician in Albania. Her selfless work among the poverty-stricken people of India got her global recognition. Mother Teresa devoted her entire life in serving the needy and abandoned people of the society especially in India.

After going through a brief training at the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary in Dublin, Teresa came to India. On May 24, 1931 she took her initial vows as a nun. She went on to serve the downtrodden of the society and founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata and later attained Indian citizenship. Besides the Nobel Peace Prize, she was also awarded with Ramon Magsaysay and Padmashri Award for her social works.

Famous Quote: "The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."

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Reader's comments(12)
1: Apart from joining politics and not accpeting Prime Ministership, can you also list Sonia's achievements in the lines of a selfless leader/inidivudal. If yes, then you are justified in listing her name alongwith the other great women leaders/achievers
Posted by:Aarti - 25 Sep, 2015
2: sonia gandhi has not done any good to india like mother teresa
Posted by:raghav - 28 Jun, 2014
3: Silicon India .. have you gone mad... listing Sonia with Mother Theresa and like... You have completely insulted others by listing a d-grade with them.
Posted by:veera - 02 Apr, 2012
4: people are committing suicides because of her in my state. I'm helpless. Everyone is corrupted in her family. Actually they are not losers we the public. We have to change our-self and then our country.
At the time of our Grand Parents they don't have unity then Britishers ruled us.
And our Parents repeated the same thing. Losers are ruling us.
I want to change this. I doesn't want to give my next generation this life.
Posted by:rakesh reddy - 31 Mar, 2012
5: the only lady i can't respect her is Sonia Gandhi. The family is fake since the ice age :-)
Posted by:rakesh reddy - 31 Mar, 2012
6: the only lady i can't respect her is Sonia Gandhi. The family is fake since the ice age :-)
Posted by:rakesh reddy - 31 Mar, 2012
7: Surely, Foreigners are thinking about the growth of India and Indian people, but Indians. We can definitely talk about great persons from history and make a long list including Indians and foreigners as well. But currently, we have a very small list out of 1.2 billion population in addition to people residing outside the country, who serves the nation... One more request.. Please do not include any political figure in such lists who are doing any good to the country. B'cause even if they are into it, they are doing just for some selfish motive, not known to others.
Posted by:Vijay - 30 Mar, 2012
8: I can agree with rest of them, but Sonia?? :| Listing her with the others is an insult to all thojavascript:void(0);se great women.
Posted by:nam - 30 Mar, 2012
9: I think instead of Foreign Origin... Indians would have made a better list, but Mother theresa undoubtedly deserves to top every list.
Posted by:Ranjini Mathur - 29 Mar, 2012
10: The article should include some more women like IDA SCUDDER who started the Christian Medical Hospital in Vellore, Tamilnadu which serves for Lakhs of the poor
Posted by:Isaac John Ravi - 29 Mar, 2012
11: Sonia is a Golden woman who made a difference? India has never been in such a pathetic state as now in terms of Scandals, corruption and divisiveness. She didnt make a positive difference- she surely did to the gold prices though..
Posted by:Kannan - 29 Mar, 2012
12: Many more such iconic women are needed in today's profane world.
Posted by:Janet McGuire - 29 Mar, 2012