Father salutes daughter: On Sunday, August 8, Inspector Kamlesh Kumar raised his hand to salute his daughter Diksha as she became one of the two women officers to join Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) as Assistant Commandant.
The ITBP started appointing women combat officers as company commanders back in 2016 through UPSC exams. In the pictures that have been shared from the Passing Out Parade and attestation ceremony at ITBP Academy, Mussoorie, Inspector Kamlesh Kumar can be seen saluting his officer daughter with a smile.
Sharing the picture, the official Twitter handle of ITBP wrote, “Saluting the daughter with pride… Diksha joined ITBP as Assistant Commandant.” It added that her father saluted her after the passing out parade and attestation ceremony at the ITBP Academy in Mussoorie.
Saluting the daughter with pride…
Diksha joined ITBP as Assistant Commandant. His father Insp/CM Kamlesh Kumar of ITBP salutes her after the Passing Out Parade and attestation ceremony at ITBP Academy, Mussoorie today. #Himveers pic.twitter.com/v8e1GkQJYH
— ITBP (@ITBP_official) August 8, 2021
“In a first, two women have joined the Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) as combatised officers,” the official Twitter handle of ANI said. It added, “The passing-out parade held at the ITBP Academy in Mussoorie today. The parade was reviewed by Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami.”
Pushkar Singh Dhami, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand was present as the chief guest at the Passing Out Parade. Dhami, along with ITBP director general S S Deswal, put the ranks of Assistant Commandant on the shoulders of the two female officers, Prakriti and Diksha after the passing out parade and attestation ceremony. There, they took an oath to serve the country. Talking to ANI, Diksha said that her father is her role model. He always motivated her.
"My father is my role model, he always motivated me," says Officer Diksha, daughter of an Inspector serving with the ITBP pic.twitter.com/cRUFnrhCsc
— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2021
During the event, ITBP released a book on its history, titled History of ITBP. The book has been published in order to make a reference volume for factual history as well as knowledge of the force to officers and its troops. It will also be useful for administrative and training purposes. The book provides in-depth details of the official history of the force.
Image source: ITBP/Twitter