Did you know currently (as of December 2018), less than 4% of women are recruited in the Indian Army, that too in support roles only? It's 2020 and the representation of women in the field is still limited. They are allowed only in select wings of the Army such as medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering. So, in this male-dominated field, the news of Captain Tania Shergill becoming the first woman parade adjutant for the Republic Day parade comes as a welcome move.
As an adjutant, Captain Tania Shergill, an officer with the Army's Corps of Signals, will execute the parade. Commissioned in March 2017 from the Officer Training Academy in Chennai, Tania is a B.Tech in electronics and communications from Priyadarshini College of Engineering & Technology. In fact, she is a fourth-generation Army officer! Her father, grandfather and great grandfather have also served in the Indian Army.
This year marks our 71st Republic Day and it's safe to say that women have paid their dues to get where they are today. We can't wait to see and salute the Captain on January 26, 2020.
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