Padma Bhushan: in the field of Sports-Mountaineering
Bachendri Pal, an Indian mountaineer, is the first Indian women to climb the Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world. She achieved this feat in 1984 and was awarded the Padma Shri subsequently. She is also a social worker and carried out relief work during the Uttarakhand floods. She is an inspiration to many women to go beyond household work and overcome gender bias.
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