We have been blessed to be born in a nation with many great women who bring us the hope that every girl can achieve whatever she wants to. They have risen to the top in their fields and are reminders of the legacy they leave behind and guiding light of hope for future generations. In the recent past, we have been inspired by the life journey of determined women from across India, making their presence felt in varied fields and their stellar achievements bring laurels to the nation.
Today let’s talk about another inspiring story of a model turned military officer. Yes, you read it right, way back in November 2017 had won the title India’s Charming Face and was all set to travel to Italy to participate international contest. But took a decision that not surprise her friends as well as a family but will stun the readers. She decided to serve her nation and joined the Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai. she cleared the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam in her first attempt and made it to Officers Training Academy.
While interacting with the media spoke about how about Army was her true calling and also quoted saying, “I was preparing for civil services but I guess the army was my true calling. I got recommended in my first attempt. I had a wonderful experience at the OTA. At first, it was difficult for me to come up with the tough training. The weather was also unfavourable. I did not have very good physical standards but somehow, I managed for the first few months. I didn’t give up and improved drastically.”
She also added “People have a wrong conception that you have to be good at all sports, physically strong to get selected in the SSB. That’s not true. You just should be willing to accept your weaknesses and work on them, should always endeavour to get better and better every day.”
Lieutenant Garima Yadav did her schooling at Army Public School, Shimla and went on to do her graduation from the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. She started modelling in college. Initially, she wanted to become an IAS officer but couldn’t clear the mains and later on cleared the CDS exam to join the Indian Army. She went on to score second ranking in the All India Rank of Officers’ Training Academy, women.