Google pays tribute to India's 1st woman Dr Kadambini Ganguly with doodle
Indentifying the contribution of India’s first woman medical practitioner Dr Kadambini Ganguly, the search engine giant Google changed its doodle in her honour and also put her works on the country's national home page.
Today being the 160th birth anniversary of Kadambini Ganguly (July 18, 1961), India's first woman doctor from Calcutta Medical College in 1886, recognizing her contribution and her achievements, Google honoured her with a doodle on its nation home page.
The doodle with a stethoscope and Dr Ganguly was well received by country-wide doctors.
Dr. Ganguly first took admission in 1884 at Calcutta Medical College and graduated in 1886, similarly, Dr. Anandibai Joshi also took admission to Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in the US during the same period, however, Joshi could not serve as she died at the age of 21 in 1887.
Earlier Google was flayed by the media for missing out on honouring such personalities but this time it has recognised her, from now on the home page of the search engine giant will constantly keep the update during her birth anniversary.
As per reports, not just the country's first woman doctor, she is also credited as the first woman graduate of the country from Bethune College, University of Calcutta.
Before becoming a full-time practitioner as a gynecologist at Lady Dufferin Women’s Hospital in Calcutta, she went and trained in the United Kingdom (UK), Dublin, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.
She has been recognized as South Asia's first woman doctor to receive training in the UK.
While serving as gynaecologist at Lady Dufferin Women’s Hospital in Calcutta she also took part in women emancipation and also received criticism from male dominated society. Recognising her achievements the Indian National Congress session.
Her life and achievements have also become a subject for soap opera as a tele serial ‘Prothoma Kadambini' and 'Kadambini' are being telecasted on different Bengali channels.
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