Updated: August 11, 2021 10:33:14 am
When Dikha Kumar joined the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) as an Assistant Commandant on Monday, it was a proud moment for her father Kamlesh Kumar.
Kamlesh, who is also an ITBP officer, stood up to salute his daughter with pride after the passing out parade and the attestation ceremony at the ITBP academy in Mussorie.
Diksha, along with Prakriti, was inducted into the role of the Assistant Commandant of ITBP on Monday. This was the first time that two women officers, who had joined the ITBP through the UPSC exam, were inducted in a combat role.
Photos taken at the event show Kamlesh smiling and saluting Diksha as she is inducted into her new role at ITBP. The official Twitter account of ITBP shared the photos with the message, “Saluting the daughter with pride”.
Saluting the daughter with pride…
Diksha joined ITBP as Assistant Commandant. His father Insp/CM Kamlesh Kumar of ITBP salutes her after the Passing Out Parade and attestation ceremony at ITBP Academy, Mussoorie today. #Himveers pic.twitter.com/v8e1GkQJYH
— ITBP (@ITBP_official) August 8, 2021
“My father is my role model. He always motivated me,” Diksha told ANI.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was also present at the event. “You are lucky that you have got the opportunity to serve ITBP, which is deployed on the borders of Tibet and China,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Commenting on the ITBP’s tweet, many called it a “proud moment” and a “beautiful story” as they congratulated Diksha on the achievement.
Proud of you two father daughter duo.
Welcome to the family of elite and resolute force called ITBP.
The sentinels of Himalayas
— 7 BN NDRF Bathinda (Punjab) (@07ndrf) August 8, 2021
So good to hear that . Father is always a role model for daughter , it’s very natural in most of the cases . It’s good to see both standing tall with pride .
— Shashi (@shashi_yadav) August 8, 2021
Great day… the day , proud moments of the father. Unforgettable moments. The day to thank the Almighty. Heartiest congratulations to all the family members for the excellent grooming. Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Dr Vinod Kumar Gupta (@Drvinodguptavet) August 8, 2021
What a beautiful story and what a moment
— whats the point (@Videh07) August 8, 2021
Proud Father and Blessed Daughter.
— Ajit Pattanayak (@ajitpattanayak) August 8, 2021
Proud moment for family and fellow countrymen. Good luck and best wishes
— Subodh Kumar (@SubodhK5891) August 9, 2021
Congrats to all Officers and instructor for Pop ceremony. Congrats to proud father n daughter. For serving the Nation with greater zeal and passion..kudos
— यायावर (@TheHomosepian) August 8, 2021
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