Prog on career for women in armed forces held

TEZU, Sep 20: Over 100 girl students of different semesters participated in a programme on ‘Career for women in armed forces’, organised by the career guidance and counselling cell of the Indira Gandhi Government (IGGP) here in Lohit district on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, IGGP Principal Dr K Megu said being in the armed forces “does not only mean to take up a rifle, but there are many technical and non-technical jobs in the defence services which we are unaware of.”
Subedars Raghubir Prasad and Sarvan Singh of the 634 SATA battery of the Indian Army enumerated the qualities needed to be an officer in the armed forces, and elaborated the academic qualifications and the criteria required of female candidates for different jobs.
Earlier, the counselling cell’s coordinator, Dr T Yama, made a PowerPoint presentation on “different pictures of women in armed forces.”
“Whenever we think of the Indian Army, Navy or Air Force, it is the men in uniform that dominate our thoughts and not women. Hence, we are in need of more awareness for women vying for jobs in the armed forces,” she said.
Newly commissioned lieutenant, Rajen Miwu, shared his experiences during his training at the Officers Training Academy in Nagpur (Maharashtra).