Captain Tania Shergill, an Indian Army Officer, will become the first women Parade Adjutant for the Republic Day parade 2020. She is the first women Army Officer to become the parade adjutant on the Republic Day event.
Captain Shergill led the all-men contingents at the Cariappa Parage ground in Delhi Cantt. During the parade, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, and Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat were also present.
Captain Tania belongs to a Punjabi family where her father and grandfather have served in the Indian Army. Her father has served in 101 Medium Regiment, whereas her grandfather has served in the 14th Armed Regiment. Moreover, her great grandfather was also in the Army, i.e., Sikh Regiment.
After completing her engineering degree from Nagpur, she appeared for CDS 1 2015 and shortlisted for the OTA 17th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course.
Some Interesting Facts about Captain Tania Sher Gill
- Tania Shergill is a B.Tech graduate from Electronics and Communication.
- She completed her engineering from Priyadarshini College of Engineering & Technology.
- She appeared for CDS 1 2015 for OTA
- She cleared the CDS Exam and appeared for the SSB.
- Tania cleared the SSB for 17th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course
- A total of 12 Vacancies were intimated by the Government for the 17th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course.
- Captain Tania Sher Gill ranked 3rd in the Final Merit List.
This is not the first time to witness women’s power on the Republic Day ground. Last year (2019), the all-women contingent of all three forces i.e., Army, Navy, and Air Force, marched together.
Furthermore, in Republic Day Parade 2019, Captain Bhavna Kasturi becomes the first women Officer to lead an all-men contingent.
Tania Shergill led an all-men contingent at the Army Day Parade. Every year, January 15 is celebrated as the Indian Army Day, as on January 15, 1949, General KM Cariappa took over the charge of the Indian Army. During the Army Day celebration on January 15, 2020, military hardware was also showcased that included infantry combat vehicle BMP-2K, K9 Vajra-T artillery guns, locally built Dhanush towed guns, T-90 main battle tanks, and the short span bridging system.
We can’t wait to see and salute the Captain on January 26, 2020.