MUSSOORIE, April 13
13 subordinate officers joined the mainstream of ITBP after completing year long tough and rigorous training in a colourful Passing Out parade held at ITBP Academy grounds on Friday Mussoorie.
The highlight of this year’s passing out parade was 12 women joining as Subordinate officers under the women empowerment drive of Government of India.
All the subordinate officers inducted in the “Himveer” force here took oath of faith and dedication to their nation. Pratap Singh Papta Inspector general of police and Director Academy was the chief guest on the occasion. During this tough training session these subordinate officers were given training on various military and police related subjects like tactics, weapon handling, physical training, intelligence, field engineering, map reading, military administration, law and human right related issues. The batch included 12 females and 1 Male subordinate officers. 7 officers were from Uttar Pradesh, 1 from Haryana, 1 from Rajasthan,1 from Bihar, 1 from Uttarakhand and 1 from Chhattisgarh.
For extraordinary performance during year long training SI/GD Suman Panwar was awarded overall best trainee and best Indoor trainee while SI/GD Deepika Devi was awarded best outdoor trainee and best markswomen (Shooter).
The chief guest on the occasion Inspector General and Director Academy congratulated the newly subordinate officers in the force. He highlighted various internal and external challenges to our national security. In view of the rapidly changing scenario of the country and he gave valuable tips to these young subordinate officers and appealed to them to take utmost care while dealing with such situations in their areas of responsibility.
Parents of these passing out subordinate officers also witnessed the ceremony and encouraged them by placing ranks on their shoulders during pip in ceremony. Besides Brigadier Ram Niwas, VSM Dy Director Academy, Parminder Singh Commandant(ADM) and Vendudhar Nayak Commandant (training) were in attendance on this occasion.
The women empowerment at display during POP
The women power was at display with full might during the Passing out parade here. The elated women subordinate officers after the parade hurled their caps in the air expressing their joy and chipped in with 12 Pushups on the ground showing that they were no less in comparison to the men.
The subordinate officer Samia from Khurja district in Uttar Pradesh Said that for her this was a memorable moment for to join the forces. She said that no one from her family has ever been in the Indian Armed forces or paramilitary force so she thought to join ITBP for which she really worked hard and was able to pass through the rigorous training regime. She said that her parents inspired her to join the ITBP and urged other Muslim Women to study hard and try to Join the Army and serve the Nation.
Deepika another subordinate officer said that she had a dream of joining the force since her childhood which has come true today. She said that she was honoured to serve the nation by joining ITBP. Her father Rajkumar said that they are farmers and Deepika is the eldest among two of her brothers. Her primary education was from Jalon.
Suman Panwar the lone subordinate officer from Uttarakhand who passed out on Friday said that she is from Mori Block in Uttarkashi and said that her parents and brother have encouraged her to join the forces. She said that for her it was a challenge which she took gleefully. She said that women if given opportunity can achieve any target but for that they must work hard with full commitment.