Friday, November 27, 2020
Home News Reports Anchal Gangwal, the daughter of a tea seller in MP becomes a flying officer...

Anchal Gangwal, the daughter of a tea seller in MP becomes a flying officer in Indian Air Force, awarded the President’s plaque

Aanchal Gangwal is one of the 19 women officers who were commissioned by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the combined Graduation Parade (CGP) ceremony at Dundigal in Hyderabad on Saturday (June 20, 2020). She had left two government jobs and had tried for years to realise her dream of joining the IAF.

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. According to reports, the small-town girl from Neemuch district in the north-western part of Madhya Pradesh fought all odds to become one of the 19 women officers who were commissioned by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the combined Graduation Parade (CGP) ceremony at Dundigal in Hyderabad on Saturday (June 20, 2020).

Aanchal Gangwal awarded the President’s Plaque

The event which began at 8.45 am on June 20, saw as many as 123 air warriors being commissioned by the Indian Air Force. Aanchal Gangwal was awarded the President’s Plaque for standing first in Ground Duty branches.

Aanchal holds a graduate degree in Computer Science from Sitaram Jaju Government Girls College in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh and had earlier worked as a sub-inspector in the MP Police Department and a labour inspector in MP Labour Department for eight months, before joining the Air Force Academy (AFA).

MP CM Shivran Singh Chouhan congratulates Aanchal Gangwal

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken to Twitter to congratulate and bless the 24-year-old girl from Neemuch district. He wished that all the daughters of India, grow, prosper and achieve great heights like her.

Recalling the struggles of her father Suresh Gangwal, who has been running a small tea stall at the Neemuch bus stand for a living, Aanchal said: “When I was a school kid, I had decided to be in the defence. Today as I become an officer, it still feels surreal. It is a dream come true.” 

“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. But I am happy that they could see the ceremony on television,” said the IAF new recruit. Unfortunately, owing to the restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Aanchal’s parents could not attend the passing out parade at Dundigal AFA.

Aanchal calls her parents the pillars of her life

“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,” furthered Aanchal.

Speaking on Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria’s brief at the passing out parade that this year the newly commissioned IAF officers would be proceeding straight to their next units to shoulder their responsibilities instead of going home for a break, Aanchal said: “I am always ready to serve my motherland and see this as an opportunity to do so.” 

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘Such conduct does not befit a parliamentarian’, Bombay HC tears into Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for his despicable remarks against Kangana Ranaut

"Sanjay Raut, without being bothered that the rule of law should always prevail, was determined to teach a lesson to Kangana Ranaut": Bombay HC

From the mass suicide in Jodhpur to the effect of rules of CAA not being notified: The Left propaganda against CAA continues

11 Bheel refugees from Pakistan committed mass suicide, that, coupled with CAA rules, has turned into a propaganda flashpoint

Is the central govt recruiting Rohingya Muslims who have illegally infiltrated into India? Not really: Here are the facts

Earlier today, a concerning message went viral on social media claiming that RAW was recruiting Rohingya Muslims

‘Indira thok di…Modi ki chhati mein’, ‘Imran Khan dost’: Congress plays a dangerous game as ‘farmer’ protest turns into show of strength for Khalistanis

Farmer protest along Punjab-Haryana border have seen participation from Khalistanis, even as Congress lends support to them

‘Malafide intent’, ‘action to target her for statements’: Bombay HC slams BMC for demolishing Kangana Ranaut’s house, appoints valuer to ascertain damage

Bombay HC was hearing a writ petition filed by Kangana Ranaut challenging the demolition of her bungalow by the Mumbai civic body

Abetment to suicide charge not established in FIR: Massive victory for Arnab Goswami as SC delivers scathing statements

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee stated that the FIR by Maharashtra government does not establish the charges of abetment of suicide against Arnab Goswami.

Recently Popular

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Hyderabad elections: Owaisi makes ‘beef biriyani’ sly on BJP leaders, Raja Singh offers him pork biriyani

As an insult to BJP leaders, Owaisi had stated that they should have some biriyani at a particular hotel in Hyderabad that is famous for beef dishes.

Remembering the role Barkha Dutt played in endangering the lives of 100s of civilians during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

A look back at how live coverage by journalists like Barkha Dutt and other journalists endangered lives of thousands of people during 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Aziz Burney’s ’26/11 RSS ki Saazish’: Read how the Congress-favourite Urdu journalist gave Pakistan a clean chit and blamed Indian Army

Through his articles, Burney had tried to give a clean chit to terror-state of Pakistan by claiming that it was not the ISI or LeT that was behind the attack, but the RSS with covert support from Mossad and the CIA.

During 26/11 Mumbai attack, Param Bir Singh refused to be on ground and take on terrorists, then Mumbai CP Hasan Gafoor had said

Hasan Gafoor, who was the Mumbai Commissioner of Police during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, had accused senior police officials, including Param Bir Singh of not taking on the terrorists.

‘Indira thok di…Modi ki chhati mein’, ‘Imran Khan dost’: Congress plays a dangerous game as ‘farmer’ protest turns into show of strength for Khalistanis

Farmer protest along Punjab-Haryana border have seen participation from Khalistanis, even as Congress lends support to them

The UK and Russia steer away from China, emphasise on the use of domestic equipment by tech companies, 5G mobile networks

Russia has said that equipment used in the deployment of 5G network in the country would be exclusively Russian-origin.

Netizens call to Boycott tax evasion accused Amrapali Jewels after it pitches Swara Bhasker as its brand ambassador

The official Twitter account of Amrapali Jewels had posted a tweet with a picture of actor Swara Bhasker endorsing its products

BJP names Sushil Modi as its candidate in the Rajya Sabha by-election for the seat vacated due to death of Ram Vilas Paswan

Although Rajya Sabha MPs are elected for six years, Sushil Modi will remain MP only till 2024, as he will get the remaining term of the vacant seat

Haryana: Ikram tries to abduct Hindu girl, molest and assault the girl and family for refusing his advances of conversion and marriage

Ikram had allegedly insisted on getting the Hindu girl converted to Islam and thereafter marring her in his community

Mumbai Mayor calls Kangana Ranaut ‘naughty’, ‘two Rupees people’ after Bombay HC slammed BMC for demolishing Ranaut’s house

Bombay HC had quashed demolition notice sent by BMC to Kangana Ranaut and ordered to appoint a valuer to determine compensation

Shoaib Akhtar hails Pakistan as ‘greatest nation on the planet’, slams New Zealand for warning Pakistani cricketers against violating isolation protocol

New Zealand issued final warning to Pakistan Cricket team after 6 cricketers tested positive for Covid-19 & violated isolation protocol

Malegaon blasts: Bombay High Court accepts intervention plea of the victim’s family against Lt Col Purohit’s petition

Representing Lt Col Purohit, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi stated that his client was falsely accused in the case while he was merely discharging his duty.

Murti restored a week after Hoysala-era Mahakali murti at Doddagaddavalli temple was found damaged: Read details

Week after a Mahakali murti at Doddagaddavalli Temple near Hassan district, Karnataka was found damaged, the sculptors have restored the Hoysala-era murti to its original form

PM Modi to review the progress of COVID-19 vaccine development in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune

During his three-city visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the development and manufacturing of three vaccine candidates by Zydus, Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India respectively.

‘Such conduct does not befit a parliamentarian’, Bombay HC tears into Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for his despicable remarks against Kangana Ranaut

"Sanjay Raut, without being bothered that the rule of law should always prevail, was determined to teach a lesson to Kangana Ranaut": Bombay HC

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
489,654FollowersFollow
20,200SubscribersSubscribe