Dr. Thejo Kumari Amudala Receives First-Ever Female ‘Missile Man’ Award


In a groundbreaking achievement, Dr. Thejo Kumari Amudala has made history by becoming the first woman to be honored with the prestigious “Missile Man” Award. This accolade, a tribute to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s legacy, celebrates Dr. Amudala’s significant contributions to global peace, human rights, literacy, women’s empowerment, and technology.

Dr. Amudala’s recognition represents a historic milestone, emphasizing her outstanding accomplishments and promoting gender equality on an international stage. Her journey from humble beginnings in the government schools of Tirupati to the halls of the world’s leading business schools exemplifies resilience and dedication.

Born to the late Amudala Munivenkateshwarlu and Kinnera Prameela Devi, Dr. Amudala has amassed an impressive array of accolades, including the Nelson Mandela Global Peace Award and the Gandhi Peace Award, which reflect her unwavering commitment to social causes.

Her career, highlighted by her crowning as Ms. Universe 2022, is deeply rooted in social service. Dr. Amudala is a staunch advocate for healthcare, women’s rights, and education, dedicating her life to uplifting the underprivileged. Her efforts have driven substantial social change, earning her numerous awards.

The “Missile Man” Award accentuates Dr. Amudala’s dedication to empowerment and excellence, challenging traditional norms and inspiring future female leaders. This historic recognition is a proud moment for India and the global community, highlighting the vital contributions of women across diverse fields.

Continuing her impactful work from Delhi, Dr. Amudala’s life story is a beacon of inspiration, demonstrating that passion and perseverance can overcome barriers, fostering a more equitable and progressive society.



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