Captain Tania Shergill’ India’s First Woman ‘Republic Day Parade Adjutant’
Captain Tania Shergill, an officer in Indian Army’s Corps of Signals, is the 1st woman parade adjutant in the Republic Day parade 2020. Sher Gill is serving at 1-Signal Training Centre in Jabalpur. She belongs from an Indian Army family background where her father served 101 Medium Regiment (Artillery). Sher Gill’s grandfather served in the 14th Armed Regiment (Scinde Horse). Her great grandfather was in the Sikh Regiment.She holds a B.Tech degree in electronics and telecommunications from Nagpur University. Earlier, she led the all man contingent on the occasion of 72nd Army Day on 15th January 2020.
The officer who trained at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, asked if she was feeling nervous or afraid of the big day, she said, “We have worked a lot during the parade rehearsals, trying to perfect the moves. There is no fear or nervousness.”
Asked what message she had to give to young women who are chasing their dreams, Gill said, “When we don the uniform, we are just ‘faujis’ (jawans or officers), gender is immaterial, all that matters is merit.” “And girls and women chasing their dreams should just believe in themselves. It doesn’t matter if some people think they are any less than boys and men. I would tell them just focus on your goals and pursue the goals with passion,” she said.