Jammu girl Tanya Bhardwaj has brought laurels to her family and the whole of Jammu and Kashmir by becoming a Lieutenant in the Indian Army.

In an impressive ceremony held on Tuesday at Command Hospital (EC) Kolkata, Tanya and many other girls were commissioned into the Indian Army as Lieutenant. She is from the 3rd generation of her family, who will now serve the defence forces.

Her father has served in the Indian Navy and retired from the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer 2nd class (MCPO-2). Her grandfather was also a retired naval officer. Tanya’s younger brother is also undergoing training at NDA Pune.

Inspired by her father and grandfather and carrying forward her family’s legacy, Tanya, who lives at Shant Nagar, Kunjwani (Jammu), also decided to join the defence forces.

After passing her class 12th examination in 2016 from Army Public School Kaluchak, Tanya got selected in the Military Nursing Services in 2017 and underwent a 4-year BSc Nursing Course at College of Nursing, Command Hospital (EC) Alipore, Kolkata.