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Sikh women, also known as Kaurs, have been making significant strides in various fields, breaking barriers and achieving great things. Despite historical and cultural barriers,they have been excelling in diverse fields, including politics, business, academia, and social activism.They  have been taking up high positions of leadership and influence. 

Kamalpreet Kaur at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Kamalpreet Kaur has had an exceptional season in Indian athletics in 2021, emerging as a star performer. She achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first Indian female discus thrower to surpass the 65-meter mark at the Federation Cup in 2021, hurling the 1kg disc to a distance of 65.06 meters.

Kamalpreet Kaur continued to impress at the Indian Grand Prix 4 event, where she broke her own national record by throwing the women's discus to a distance of 66.59 meters at the same venue in Patiala on June 21, 2021. Her rapid progress throughout the season has made her a potential medal hope for India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Kamalpreet Kaur's outstanding performances in the domestic track and field season have made her a standout performer. In her first meeting of the season, she broke Seema Punia's long-standing national record of 64.84 meters (not ratified) from 2004. Although she may not be as technically sound as some of her competitors, her natural athletic physique and raw power are her most valuable assets. Furthermore, Kamalpreet Kaur has the advantage of entering the Olympics without any pressure, as she has not attracted a lot of attention despite her impressive performances.

However, her lack of international experience may be a significant disadvantage. She has only participated in one international competition since 2018, and this could hurt her chances at the Olympics. Additionally, she has a tendency to overexert when attempting a big throw, as evidenced by her fouling a massive attempt at the Indian Grand Prix 4 event, which many believed was over 68 meters. Such mistakes could be costly at the Olympics. Kamalpreet is indeed a great inspiration for women, as well as the Sikh community. 

Gurjeet Kaur makes a remarkable move in Toko Olympics 

The Indian women's hockey team made it to the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020,, thanks in large part to Gurjit Kaur's final goal. Kaur, who plays as a defender and is known as the drag-flicker of the Indian Women's Hockey Team, comes from a farming family in the Miadi Kalan village in Amritsar, Punjab. She has an elder sister named Pradeep Kaur.

Satnam Singh and Harjinder Kaur wanted their daughters to get an excellent education despite their circumstances. They sent them to a private school over 13 km away in Ajnala, with Mr Satnam taking both daughters on his cycle and waiting until their school got over to ferry them back every day. In 2006, they decided to send the sisters to a boarding school in Kairon, known for women's hockey in India, where they discovered their passion for hockey. Their prowess in the sport helped them earn a place in the government wing of the school, ensuring free education and food.

Later, Kaur relocated to the Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women in Jalandhar, where she pursued advanced training and education while also taking an interest in drag flicking. Her first position was with the Indian Railways' sports quota as a junior clerk in Allahabad.

Kaur was invited to the Senior National Camp in 2014, but she didn't join the Indian women's hockey team permanently until 2017. She has participated in numerous international competitions on behalf of India, most recently at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The Indian Women's Hockey team won the 2017 Asia Cup, securing a spot at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in London. Kaur first gained attention during this tournament. She ended the competition as the third-highest goal scorer and emerged as the Indian team's top goal scorer at the 2018 Hockey World Cup with 8 goals. The Indian team won and was crowned continental champions once more.

Prior to the competition, the Indian team travelled to Spain and competed in a five-match series against Spain's national team, which they won. Together with team captain Rani Rampal, who scored twice in the finals, Kaur scored two goals to help the team win 4-1.

Kaur performed admirably at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia as well. Kaur garnered notoriety after helping India win 4-1 against Malaysia in India's second group A match of the series by scoring two penalty corner conversion goals despite the fact that India did not place on the podium.

Gurwant Kaur honoured for College of Medicine Teaching Excellence

Dr Gurwant Kaur, from the Division of Nephrology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, has been recognized in the monthly “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program for July. She is known for her excellent teaching skills, educating both medical students and residents at the bedside.

A student wrote, “Dr Kaur was great at educating both medical students and residents at the bedside. She went through an entire dialysis lecture literally standing in front of the patient's room, and it was superb. I felt super comfortable around her asking questions, and I learned a great amount of information with her.”

Kaur, who was born in Punjab, India, is the first doctor in her family and the first member of her family to migrate to the United States for additional medical training. She received her initial training in medicine at the Government Medical College in Patiala, India, where she participated in a number of healthcare initiatives, including the Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) method for tuberculosis and the National Leprosy Eradication Programme. In India's underserved rural and district tertiary care hospitals, she has also worked as a medical officer.

Kaur completed her internal medicine residency at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, and her nephrology fellowship at the University of Missouri. Kaur, who is board-certified in nephrology and hypertension, started working as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Centre in 2017. She is the head of the nephrology rotation for medical students and residents as well as the academic coach for internal medicine residents. She was appointed associate programme director for the nephrology fellowship in 2019.

Kaur has significantly advanced the science of nephrology. She co-directs the annual regional Kidney Transplant Symposium and has given presentations at regional and national conferences. She is also involved in the community, speaking to the African American community on kidney health awareness and volunteering at the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg. In order to encourage COVID-19 immunisation among the underprivileged population during the pandemic, Kaur produced instructional videos for the Punjabi community and collaborated with the South Asian Association of Lancaster.

The monthly "Exceptional Moments in Teaching" programme, run by the Office for a Respectful Learning Environment at Penn State College of Medicine, honours outstanding faculty, residents, and fellows. One faculty member and one resident or fellow are recognised for their contributions each month. At Penn State College of Medicine, the office promotes a learning environment where both students and faculty members feel encouraged, challenged, appreciated, and respected. It benefits all students at the College of Medicine, including fellows, residents, and medical students as well as graduate and physician assistant students.

Gurleen Kaur wins her third All-American honour in college golf.

Gurleen Kaur is a talented individual who can speak three languages and is also skilled with a nine iron. She is a proud graduate of Cypress Woods and a senior golfer at Baylor University, where she has achieved the status of a three-time All-American.

Kaur made the decision to graduate from Cypress Woods a semester early so that she could enrol at Baylor in January of 2018. Her college golf career has been incredibly successful, and she recently put her skills to the test at the U.S. Women's Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco, where she made the cut.

Kaur's experience at the U.S. Women's Open was a dream come true for her. She was thrilled to play on a course as prestigious as the Olympics and even led the tournament early on the first day. Although she ultimately finished in 66th place, Kaur was proud of her performance and had no idea that she had briefly held the lead.

Kaur plans to turn pro after completing one more year at Baylor, and she is determined to achieve her goals in the meantime. Her objective is to make First Team All-American, which would be a significant accomplishment after making honourable mention for three seasons. Additionally, Kaur is determined to win the National Player of the Year Award.

Summing Up 

Sikh women's achievements have been contributing to the empowerment of women worldwide, inspiring and motivating others to pursue their dreams and aspirations.Kaurs worldwide  are making a significant impact on society and challenging traditional gender roles and expectations.

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