N Valarmathi – Indian Scientsist
India has much to do with the women who are way ahead today. One such visionary woman who has made India proud is N Valarmathi, who is an Indian scientist and project director of RISAT 1 (India’s first Radar Imaging Satellite). It is impressive to learn that she is the Second Woman Scientist to head an esteemed project of ISRO.
Born in a place called Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu, N Valarmathi comes from a background of Physics and her early education was in Nirmala Girls Higher Secondary School. Later, she completed her Bachelor of engineering in Government College of Technology, Coimbatore and Masters in Electronics and Communications in Anna University. Valarmathi started her endeavor with ISRO since 1984 and she has been a great part behind many missions like Insat 2A, IRS IC, IRS ID, TES for more than 32 years. Through her path as the project director, India’s first indigenously-developed satellite was launched successfully in 2012. She worked hard for the successful launch that she kept monitoring various aspects of the satellite and gave only 4 to 5 hours for her personal works in a day.
One of the notable awards N Valarmathi ever received was the Abdul Kalam Award which has been founded by the Government of Tamil Nadu in honour of the former president in the year 2015. This radiant woman has made her motherland proud and she is proudly called the “Daughter of Soil” in her Native, Ariyalur.