On the Army Day parade on 15th January 2020, our nation battling with the patriarchal mindset witnessed a historic moment. We saw Captain Tanya Shergill created history by becoming the first woman to lead an all-male marching contingent.
On this special achievement, netizens across the internet came forward to shower their love, respect, and compliments on her:
Caption Tanya Shergill, the first woman officer to lead all men contingent on the republic day prade . Shergill is a fourth generation army officer : her father , grandfather and great-grandfather also served in the Indian army ????????❤️ pic.twitter.com/amgVarFiaN
“When we don the uniform, we are just ‘faujis’ (jawans or officers), gender is immaterial, all that matters is merit.”
“And girls and women chasing their dreams should just believe in themselves. It doesn’t matter if some people think they are any less than boys and men. I would tell them just focus on your goals and pursue the goals with passion.”
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Tanya Shergill. She is shattering every glass ceiling – one at a time. It is a proud moment for every Indian who wants to live in an equal and fair society where it is not our gender, but our skills and capabilities that define us.