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||The first woman was elected to the National Spiritual Assembly of India, Shirin Fozdar.
||Shirin Fozdar; Women; NSA; Firsts, Other
|1950 25 May
||Dr Khodadad M. Fozdar, a medical officer of the State Railways in India, arrives in Singapore, the first pioneer to the country. [BW13:393]
- His wife, Shirin Fozdar, joins him in September 1950.
||Khodadad M. Fozdar; Shirin Fozdar
||Shirin Fozdar arrived in Saigon, the first pioneer to Vietnam.
||Shirin Fozdar; pioneer
|1954 1 Mar
||Shirin Fozdar visited Cambodia to receive the first medallion and Certificate of Satrei Vatthana (Champion of Women) from His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk. She was the first Bahá’í to enter the country.
- She was not able to teach the Faith openly but she does speak about it to the king’s parents.
||Shirin Fozdar; King Norodom Sihanouk
|1988 8 Mar
||Shirin Fozdar, ardent champion of women’s rights and influential women’s leader, is honoured for her work for equality and women’s advancement at a ceremony organized by the Singapore Council of Women, which she founded in 1952. [BINS176:7]
||Shirin Fozdar; Women; Awards