News / Widow of Major from Mumbai to join Army, calls it tribute to him

Hindustan Times : Feb 25, 2019, 11:42 AM

Gauri will join the Army next year as a lieutenant, after she completes her training at the Officers in Chennai. She will now undergo 49 weeks of training from April and will be inducted into the Army in March 2020. A 32-year-old widow of Major Prasad Mahadik, will soon see her join the Indian Army. Joining the Army is her way of paying tribute to her husband killed in China border in Tawang, 2017

The single-minded determination of Virar resident Gauri Mahadik, the 32-year-old widow of Major Prasad Mahadik, will soon see her join the Indian Army. Gauri said joining the Army is her way of paying tribute to her husband, who was killed in a fire at his shelter on the Indo-China border in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, in December 2017.

Gauri will join the Army next year as a lieutenant, after she completes her training at the Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai. “I will be commissioned as a lieutenant in the non-technical category for war widows,” she said.

One of the 16 candidates, who appeared for the Service Selection Board (SSB) examinations at Bhopal between November 30 and December 4, 2018, Gauri topped the exam and qualified for training at OTA.

She will now undergo 49 weeks of training from April and will be inducted into the Army in March 2020.