Saturday, November 16, 2019

Posted at: Feb 11, 2019, 7:49 AM; last updated: Feb 11, 2019, 7:49 AM (IST)

Sonepat’s Somya first woman officer from state in BSF

Sonepat’s Somya first woman officer from state in BSF
Somya with her family during the passing-out function at Tekanpur.

BS Malik

Sonepat, February 10

Somya, a resident of Sector 12, is the first woman from Haryana and third from the country to be commissioned as an Assistant Commandant in the BSF. She was given the Sword of Honour for being the best trainee during her passing-out parade at Tekanpur, Gwaliar, Madhya Pradesh, on February 7.

Kuldeep Singh, her father who’s principal at Government Senior Secondary School in Bhigan village, said after completing her BTech from the DCR University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Somya appeared in the UPSC examination and got second position. She chose to join the BSF.

Her mother, a teacher in a reputed private school here, said Somya was very keen on joining military or paramilitary services. “We are proud of her,” she said.

Somya, who is at home for some days after passing out, said she was motivated by the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Panipat in 2015. “Girls are capable of doing anything and they should work hard to achieve their goals,” she said.


All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate.
The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Share On