Taking a pleasant break from being in the news as the state with the lowest sex ratio in the country, Haryana is now being lauded for being the state of successful women in recent times. After the Phogat sisters, whose inspiring story of becoming international wrestlers recently hit the silver screen with Dangal, three more sisters from Haryana have made the state proud by joining the Indian Army.
Residents of Kherka Gujjar village in Jhajjar, Haryana, Preeti and Deepti Deshwal, and their cousin Mamta have joined the Indian Army Medical Corps as lieutenants!
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According to a report in Rajasthan Patrika, nobody in the family of Pratap Singh Deshwal has been a part of the Army till now. The three daughters of the house, however, dreamt of becoming army officers and their family supported them wholeheartedly.
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Preeti and Deepti completed their schooling from Jyoti Prakash School, while Mamta went to Himalayan School. In 2012, the trio was selected in the Armed Forces Medical College but went to different campuses. Preeti was trained in Kolkata, Deepti in Mumbai, and Mamta went to Pune.
The three graduated this year and have been commissioned to different military hospitals across the country. Mamta will be stationed at Military hospital, Ranikhet, and Deepti will be stationed in Agra. Preeti will work for Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Ooty.
The achievements of the three young lieutenants prove that if girls are given the right opportunities and support, they are no less than boys. The credit goes to the girls’ determination and their family’s support.