Sunday, May 15, 2011

Muthulakshmi Reddy, First Indian Woman Legislator

First  Woman Doctor:

Dr. Mrs. S. Muthulakshmi Reddy
     Tamil women, role model for all women, Dr.Muthtulashmi reddy, first woman doctor in India 
and first woman vice president of legislative council in the world,who devoted her life in the 
service for human society especially for women.

Legislative Council : 

     Muthulakshmi Reddy, the first woman legislator, was appointed to the Chennai Legislative Council in 1927. For her, this nomination marked the beginning of her life-long effort to "correct the balance" for women by removing social abuses and working for equality in moral standards. nShe was one of the women pioneers who stood for the cause of liberating India from the British. She was a women activist and a social reformer too. Muthulakshmi had many firsts to her recognition. She was the first girl student to be admitted into a Men`s College, the first woman House Surgeon in the Government Maternity and Ophthalmic Hospital, the first woman legislator in British India, the first Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Advisory Board and the first woman Deputy President of the Legislative Council and the first Alderwoman of the Madras Corporation. 

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