Some people believe in giving back to society as much as they take from it. One such woman is Spoorti Bhat who quit her high-paying job to become the first Kannadiga woman to rise to the rank of assistant commandant in the Border Security Force (BSF).

Know more about this gutsy woman:

  • Spoorti hails from from Puttur in Dakshina Kannada district.
  • She completed her engineering in Electricals and Electronics from the BMS College in Bengaluru. And then worked in a private firm in Bengaluru for two years.
  • It was her desire to serve in the army which compelled her to appear for the UPSC exams. She also cleared the engineering exams for railways and got selected for it too.

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  • Not satisfied with this, she decided to take the Central Armed Police Forces exam. There were two choices:- Central Industrial Security Force or Border Security Force. She chose the latter.
  • She believes that people should never undermine the pivotal role that women can play in serving the country.
  • Spoorti is succeeding Tanushree Pareek of Rajasthan, the first woman combat officer to be inducted into the force.

“We need to look beyond jobs like engineering and medicine. We need to inculcate patriotism and take a chance to serve the country. Women too should not hesitate to join the forces,” she told Kannada Prabha

Spoorti’s tenacity to do something for the country is worth imbibing. It is good to see women breaking societal shackles, studying hard and chasing their dreams.
The BSF assistant commandant is definitely an inspiration for young women looking forward to do something concrete for the country.
Pic credits: Asianet News
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