The Border Roads Organization (BRO) has taken an important step towards the empowerment of women. For the first time, it has appointed a woman army officer as the commanding officer of its 75 Road Construction Company (RCC) in Uttarakhand. The Ministry of Defense gave this information on Sunday.
Captain Anjana, AEE (Civ) Bhawna Joshi and AEE (Civ) Vishnumaya became the first woman RCC in a platoon of three commanders led by Major Aina. These appointments were made on August 30.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense, in the last few years, BRO has recruited a large number of women. They have been appointed at the level of officer to commercial pilot license holder.
On 30th August, BRO created history again when Major Aina of Project Shivalik took charge of 75 Road Construction Company (RCC) as Officer Commanding. He took charge of the company at Pipalkoti in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. She is the first Indian Army Engineer Officer to head a Road Construction Company.
Not only this, the other three officers in the team led by Aina are also women. These include Captain Anjana, AEE (Civ) Bhawna Joshi and AEE (Civ) Vishnumaya. Together they have registered the achievement of being the first woman RCC. Border Roads has decided to form 4 such RCCs which will be headed by women. Of these, two will work in the Northeast and two in the Western sector.
The statement said that India is celebrating the Amrit Festival of Independence on the completion of 75 years of Independence Day. There is also a special focus on women empowerment. Today women of the country are registering their presence in every field. His role in nation building is very important. Over the past six decades, BRO has gradually increased the recruitment of women for various posts related to road construction.