Who among the following women freedom fighters of India received the Magsaysay award (1966) for community leadership?

Answer: [B] Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was  president of the all-India women’s conference and the Indian cooperative union, also became chairperson, all-India handicrafts board, and all-India designs centre. She became member of the Congress Socialist Party in 1948

Special Contributions:

  • Participated in the freedoms struggle, was arrested in the Non-Cooperation Movement
  • She took interest in solving the agrarian problems of India
  • Applied efforts for the cause of labour organizations and was a front-rank leader in the women’s movement in India
  • She worked towards the promotion of handicrafts and handloom in India
  • She received the Watumall award (1962) and the Magsaysay award (1966) for community leadership.

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