Anna Rajam Malhotra by Charvi B

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Anna Rajam Malhotra was an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer She was the first woman in India to hold this position. She was born in Niranam , Pathanamthitta, as the daughter of Ottavelil 0.A. George and Anna Paul.

She was the granddaughter of Malayalam author Pailo Paul. She passed the civil services examination in 1950, and was the first woman to do so. She is my inspiration and a true motivation to my dream because she proved that women are capable of doing anything in this world.

Though Anna was discouraged from joining the service by the board, she argued as her case and stood when ground. Apart from this She had und
ergone training in horse riding rifle and revolver shooting and in using magisterial powers, she was posted as the sub Collector of Tirupatture in Madras, becoming the first woman to do so. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1989

Anna Rajam Malhotra was a hardworking woman who fought for her dreams and proved that women are great!

– Charvi B ( Grade 10)

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