Shanan Dhaka, the 19-yr-old who topped the 1st women’s batch for NDA exams.
Meet Shanan Dhaka, the 19-yr-old who topped the 1st women’s batch for NDA exams.
In 2021, the National Defence Academy (NDA) announced that it will be ready to welcome its first-ever batch of women cadets in 2023. The candidates will be selected after they sit for the entrance exam in 2023. It seems life is about to change for this 19-year-old Shanan Dhaka from Rohtak district in Haryana who topped the entrance exam for NDA's first women's batch.
Shanan believes that working in the Army is not a job but a service to the nation. Talking to media persons, she said that once during an NDA mock test at school, the girls wanted to sit but were not permitted and only boys were allowed. She said after topping the exams, recalling that moment felt good.
The teen admitted that it was an instantaneous decision for her. In an interview to The Indian Express, the youth said that she took inspiration from her grandfather Chanderbh Dhaka who was a subedar and her father Vijay Kumar Dhaka who retired as a Naib Subedar from the Army Service Corps.