Tanya Bhardwaj, a Jammu girl, has given honour to her family and the state of Jammu and Kashmir by joining the Indian Army as a Lieutenant.
Tanya, along with many other females, was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army in a spectacular ceremony conducted on Tuesday at Command Hospital (EC) Kolkata. She is the third generation in her family to serve in the armed forces.
Her father served in the Indian Navy and was a Master Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class when he retired (MCPO-2). Her grandpa was a former navy commander as well. Tanya’s younger brother is also enrolled in NDA Pune for training.
Tanya, who resides in Shant Nagar, Kunjwani (Jammu), was inspired by her father and grandparents and wanted to join the defence forces to continue on her family’s tradition.
Tanya was recruited in the Military Nursing Services in 2017 after finishing her class 12th examination in 2016 from Army Public School Kaluchak. She completed a 4-year BSc Nursing Course at College of Nursing, Command Hospital (EC), Alipore, Kolkata.
“I come from a military family; both my father and grandpa served in the military, and I wanted to continue on the tradition,” Tanya explained. Her parents, particularly her father Suresh Kumar and mother Suraj, who is a homemaker, deserve entire credit for her accomplishment.