Nagpur: Harshini Kanhekar has made the orange city proud by becoming India’s first Woman Fire Fighter. Union Women and Child Development Ministry will honour total 113 women from various fields who have been first woman in their field, on 20 January in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Harshini Kanhekar is among these women..
In 2006 she got her BE degree from the National Fire Service College. She was then appointed as Fire officer in Mumbai’s ONGC. Till now she has received many awards. She was recently honoured by NITI Ayog and United Nations with Women Transforming India Award. Her father is serving in Irrigation Department. she resides in Verma Layout near Ambazari. Earlier, Mother Teresa, Kalpana Chawla, Bachendri Pal, Aishwarya Rai, PV Sindhu, Sania Mirza, Geeta Phogat, Saina Nehal, Sakshi Malik, Deepa Karmakar, Mitali Raj all these women have got this honour of being the first woman in their fields.
Harshini Kanhekar said that the women should not neglect their higher studies, she said while talking to the media. Expressing her joy she said constantly she was getting encouragement from her family member for higher studies and so she could reach till here.