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Viral: Son Graduates from Same Army Training Academy As His Mother After 27 Years

Major Smita Chaturvedi
A touching story of a man who became an Army officer like his mother, Major Smita Chaturvedi (Retd), has surfaced online. On Saturday,  Chaturvedi’s son graduated from the same Chennai academy from which she had graduated 27 years ago and was commissioned into the Indian Army.

Major Gen Abdulla Shamaal, who is the head of the Maldives’ armed forces, presented the ceremony at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai.

Mother Son Chennai Army Academy

In honour of this special day, the Public Relations Officer of Chennai, Defence Ministry shared a photo of Major Smita Chaturvedi and her son on Twitter. As part of its statement, the Ministry wrote, “Major Smita Chaturvedi (Retd), commissioned from Officers Training Academy, Chennai, before 27 years in 1995, saw her son commissioned in the same manner at the same academy.”

A picture of Major Smita Chaturvedi from her training days was posted on Twitter as a follow-up tweet. “An old gem from the training days of Cadet Smita Chaturvedi,” the post read.

In addition, Major Smita Chaturvedi (Retd) talked about her old days at the Academy. Her video message said this generation is ready to face challenges because it is ahead of us. According to the text attached to the tweet, “Major Smita Chaturvedi(Retd) reminisces her old days of being a Cadet in the illustrious Academy and ecstatic about her son re-enacting the glorious script of joining Army like herself.”


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It is a rare euphoric moment for a woman officer, and people on the internet could not happier. One person wrote,“ Proud moment. Proud of both Lady officer and her son, newly commissioned officer.”

Another said, “Sirf is tweet ko padhkar mere rongte khade ho gaye…how proud the mother would be. Congratulations to both and best wishes.” (I am shocked after reading this tweet…how proud the mother would be. Congratulations to both and best wishes).

At the Officers Training Academy in Chennai, a total of 125 male officers and 41 female officers were commissioned into the Indian Army. A total of 30 cadets from other countries also graduated from the training, according to the Ministry.

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