In another first, an all-women tri-services contigent marched down the Kartavya path in Republic Day Parade 2024.
The 148-strong women contingent from the corps of military police of Army, Navy and Air Force participated in the parade.
The first all-women contingent was led by Captain Sandhya of Military Police, with three supernumerary officers Captain Sharanya Rao, Sub Lieutenant Anshu Yadav and Flight Lieutenant Shrishti Rao, and an all-women Armed Forces Medical Services contingent, headed by Major Srishti Khullar with Captain Amba Samant of Army Dental Corps, Surgeon Lieutenant Kanchana of Indian Navy and Flight Lieutenant Dhivya Priya of Indian Air Force, Indian Express reported.
Notably, for the first time ever, the parade was heralded by over 100 women artists playing Indian musical instruments. The artists were playing instruments like the Sankh, Naadswaram, Nagada, etc.
Based on the twin themes of 'Viksit Bharat' and 'Bharat - Loktantra Ki Matruka', this year's parade is witnessing the participation of 13,000 special guests.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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