List of Women Events on October-1997

5- October-1997 Dr. Kalpana Chawla became the first Indian woman to become an astronaut.
5- October-1997 Kiran Bedi, India's first woman police officer, was awarded the Joseph Beuys prize for her work in reforming the largest prison of the country.
7- October-1997 Central government women employees to get 135 days' maternity leave and men to get 15 days' paternity leave.
12- October-1997 Queen Elizebeth II, accompanied by husband Duke of Edinburgh Philips, arrived in New Delhi on a week-long state visit to mark India's 50th anniversary of Independence.
15- October-1997 Arundhati Roy, Delhi-based author wins Britain's most prestigious literary award 'Booker Prize' for her novel "The God of Small Things".
16- October-1997 Queen Elizabeth visits Kalakshetra where she witnesses Bharatanatyam show and film shooting at MGR Film City, Taramani in Chennai. She also goes to Kancheepuram and Sriperumbudur (Rajiv Gandhi memorial).
31- October-1997 Rushmi Chakravarthy makes it a double in the National hardcourt tennis in Mumbai.