This is a story of determination. A story of how one woman is on course to finish an ambition she has set. Meet the wife of an army soldier who is all set to join the Indian Army after her husband was martyred. A 32-year-old woman from Virar in Mumbai, Gauri Mahadik will join the Indian Army to pay a tribute to her husband, Major Prasad Mahadik. He husband was killed doing his duty at the Indo-China border in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh in December 2017. There was a fire at his shelter and he died.

Widow of Major from Mumbai to join Army, calls it tribute to him

Gauri Mahadik is all set to join the Army next year as Lieutenant. She is training at the Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She will be commissioned as a Lieutenant in non-technical category for war-widows.

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Late Army Major Prasad Mahadik’s wife Gauri Mahadik, who will join Indian Army next year, tells ANI “he always wanted me to be happy & smiling. I decided I’ll join the forces, I’ll wear his uniform, his stars on our uniform. Our uniform because it will be his and my uniform”.

Gauri sat for the Service Selection Board and passed the examination. She has qualified for training at the OTA. Following a thorough training of 49 weeks starting from April, Mahadik will be inducted into the Indian Army in March 2020.

Gauri sat for the Service Selection Board and passed the examination

Gauriis a qualified Company Secretary and a lawyer. She has been working with a reputed law firm in Worli since May 2017 and has also worked with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. According to Hindustan Times, she wishes to join the Indian Army in whatever capacity she gets employed in, after qualifying the mandatory interviews and other tests. “My joining the Indian Army would be the best tribute to my husband,” she said.

She wishes to join the Indian Army in whatever capacity she gets employed in, after qualifying the mandatory interviews

Major Mahadik​ was passionate about being in the army and had joined the Army in March 2012. The HT report noted his colleagues also remember him as a dedicated and tough officer, a great sportsman and an excellent guitarist who was fond of music.

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