If you are planning to visit the Rajpath to attend the Republic Day 2019 Parade, this will be the most memorable event of your life. On the Republic Day Parade, to be held on 26th of January 2019, you will experience the presence of Assam Rifles Women Contingent. Major Khushboo Kanwar will display the “Nari Shakti”, leading the women contingent. Saluting the President of India and moving on the golden road of India (Rajpath) will not only put her name in Indian history but will also bring Goosebumps to all the viewers.
About Assam Riffles (Oldest Paramilitary Force):
The Assam Rifles is India’s older paramilitary force. Talking about its historical presence, it came into being in the year 1935. With the passage of time, it grows substantially that enhanced the strength of 17 battalions to 46 at present.
The Assam rifles were initially inducted in the Indian Army as a Frontier Constabulary to take care of the India Burma border.
About Assam Rifles All-Women Wing:
Where the Assam Rifles was born in 1935, the all-women Assam Rifles was introduced in Indian Army in 2016. At that time, a total count of 100 specially trained women soldiers were inducted in the Assam Rifles.
In the 70th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, the all-women contingent will comprise of Mahila Riflemen, Mahila JCO’s, led by the brave leader Major Khushboo Kanwar.
Who is Major Khushboo Kanwar?
Major Khushboo Kanwar will be leading the all-women Assam Rifles contingent on the 70th Republic Day of India 2019. She hails from Bhiwani, Haryana. She will lead the contingent of 147 women soldiers, presenting her leadership on the Rajpath. In the entire Indian history, this is the first time when Assam Rifles women contingent is participating in the Republic Day Parade.
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Major Khushboo Kanwar is the daughter of a bus conductor and a mother herself. She was born in Jaipur to a Shekhawat family. Since school days, Khushboo was a bright student and her hard work took her to serve the motherland. Talking with the media, she told that it’s really challenging to serve the motherland along with the responsibilities of being a mother, but she loves to take such challenges.
She completed her MBA and joined Indian Army in 2012 as an ASC Officer and was joined 10 Sect Assam Rifles. Major Khushboo is currently posted in Manipur. Walking on the Rajpath, saluting the President of India is a moment of great pride.
Father-in-law of Major Khushboo is a retired Honorary Captain from Indian Army. She is married to Major Rahul Tanwar who joined Indian Army in 2010 and was promoted as Major in 2016.
So, this is the time when we all should cheer Major Khushboo Kanwar at the Rajpath and feel proud of her.
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Salute to Nari Shakti