Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024
Mizoram Governor appoints first woman Aide-de-Camp from Indian Armed Forces

In a historic move, Mizoram Governor Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati has appointed Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi as India’s first Woman Aide-de-Camp (ADC) from the Indian Armed Forces. Sqn Ldr Padhi, a 2015 batch Indian Air Force officer, will assume her duties at the Raj Bhavan, Mizoram’s official gubernatorial residence.

Governor Kambhampati hailed Sqn Ldr Padhi’s appointment as a “milestone” and a testament to the “power of women breaking gender norms and excelling in different fields.” He further emphasized the importance of celebrating this remarkable achievement and continuing to champion women’s empowerment in every sphere.

“Hearty Congratulations to Sqn Leader Manisha Padhi for being appointed as Aide-De-Camp(ADC) to the Governor of Mizoram. Sqn Leader Manisha is India’s first Woman Indian Armed Forces officer to be appointed as Aide-De-Camp(ADC) to the Governor in the country. My best wishes to her and may she excel in the sector with the expertise she has earned over the years”, the governor wrote on his ‘X’ handle.

Sqn Ldr Padhi brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role, having served in various postings across the country, including Air Force Station Bidar, Air Force Station Pune, and most recently, Air Force Station Bhatinda. Her appointment marks a significant step forward in the Indian Armed Forces’ commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.

“I am honored to be appointed as India’s first Woman ADC from the Indian Armed Forces,” said Sqn Ldr Padhi. “I am committed to fulfilling my duties with the utmost dedication and professionalism, and I hope my appointment will inspire other women to pursue their dreams in the armed forces.”

Sqn Ldr Padhi’s appointment is a symbol of the Indian Armed Forces’ commitment to gender equality and inclusivity. Her presence as the first Woman ADC will undoubtedly break down barriers and pave the way for more women to assume leadership positions in the armed forces.

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