For The First Time In Indian History A Woman Will Be Leading The Army Day Parade

Gaurav Tewari , 09 Jan 2019

Even though it’s been 72 years since independence, the subject of freedom and equality was seldom a happy discussion. We have fought for equal rights for both genders on various topics but we know for a fact that there is still a long way to go. But today, we have a piece of good news to share. The year 2019 has just begun and it’s already making the world a better place to live in. This year’s Army Day Parade will witness a first, here’s why.
Lieutenant Bhavana Kasturi will be leading the Army Services Corps Contingent at the 71st Army Day Parade this year. She will be the first female officer to lead an army contingent in the history of the Indian Army. The parade will be held on 15th January 2019 and will be a sight to watch and root for. The Contingent that will be lead by her will comprise of 144 jawans, how awesome is that?

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Lt. Bhavana Kasturi also spoke to The Pioneer about how this is the first time ever for a lady contingent to lead the army day parade and how the higher authorities have been working hard and recognising the efforts put in by the female officers.

She also expressed her thoughts about this positive change and said,

This shows the kind of acceptance, the change and the evolutions which is happening in the entire organisation. This shows acceptance for women officers also.

That’s not all. Captain Shikha, too, will be seen leading a team of 33 men riding on 9 bikes in a pyramid form. You can experience this iconic event on 26th January 2019 as well as on the Army Day Parade. We’re definitely getting a feeling that this year is going to be a lot of boss ladies bringing in a lot of firsts!

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