A 23-year-old Aanchal Gangwal, the daughter of a tea seller from a small district in Madhya Pradesh is now a flying officer of the Indian Air force.
Who graduated from the Indian Air Force Academy on Saturday, bagged the President’s Plaque at the combined graduation parade on Saturday,
Suresh Gangwal, a tea stall owner at Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh, was a proud man while watching his daughter on TV.
She was awarded the Plaque alongside 123 flight cadets who were commissioned as officers of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Aanchal Gangwal credits her father for hard work , during his entire life to ensure that his two daughters and one son are provided with all necessary amenities.
The 23-year-old said that she has always been a fighter , When she was a school kid, she had decided to be in the defence.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic situation, parents of the flight cadets could not attend the passing out parade at Dundigal AFA but they were in tears after watching their daughter’s graduation ceremony on TV.
“I used to dream of this day almost every night. To stand in my uniform, in front of my father and mother, who have fought all the difficulties in their lives to get me here. However, due to Covid-19 that could not happen.Newindianexpress reported
A Computer Science graduate from a government degree college in Neemuch, Ms. Gangwal joined the Madhya Pradesh police department as a Sub-Inspector. Later, she quit the job after being into merit as Labour Inspector. “I worked there for eight months before joining the forces,” she said to Thehindu
Soon after graduation, she started appearing for AFCAT, and got recommended in SSB in her sixth attempt.
“When I told my parents that I want to be in defence, they were a little worried like any parent. But they never tried to stop me. In fact, they have always been the pillars of my life.”
Aanchal added ,“I am always ready to serve my motherland and see this as an opportunity to do so.”
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