The Indian Army has hired four deserving female athletes as direct entry havildars for the Corps of Military Police as part of the Mission Olympic Programme.
New Delhi: The Indian Army has hired four deserving female athletes as direct entry havildars for the Corps of Military Police as part of the Mission Olympic Programme. This is regarded as a significant boost to the Army’s initiatives to advance “Nari Shakti.” A Havildar is a noncommissioned officer in the Indian Army, which is equivalent to a sergeant.
There are four women athletes who have been identified as “Recruit Havildar Sakshi” (boxing), “Recruit Havildar Arundhati Choudhary” (boxing), “Recruit Havildar Bhateri” (wrestling), and “Recruit Havildar Priyanka” (wrestling). They are gearing up to represent the Indian Army in the women’s category at the National Championship in Boxing and Wrestling by taking part in the 6th Elite Women National Boxing Championship 2022 (19 to 26 December 2022) at Bhopal and the Senior National Wrestling Championship (21 to 23 December 2022) at Vishakhapatnam.
“The Indian Army operates a well-organized programme called “Mission Olympics” and has a long, illustrious history of supporting and developing athletes in the country.” Summy, a 400-meter sprint specialist at the international level, and Jasmine Lamboria, a boxing bronze medalist for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, were also recruited by the Indian Army earlier this year. It was stated in a statement.