Every time Sikh names have been in the spotlight due to their dedication and achievements. Another name on the group is Punita Arora, who was the first woman from India to be awarded the second-highest rank in the Indian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General. Indian Armed Forces, as also Vice Admiral in the Indian Navy!
To provide a bit of background information, Punita Arora was born in Lahore in 1946 to a Punjabi family. Arora was only one year old of age when her family was forcibly relocated into Saharanpur within Uttar Pradesh, India, because of the partition.
Arora continued the courses she was studying in Saharanpur in Saharanpur itself. She chose sciences as a profession, and later she joined the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1963.
Punita Arora was appointed in January of 1968. Before she was appointed Surgeon Vice-Admiral in the Indian Navy, she was the commander of the Armed Forces Medical College in 2004 becoming the first institution’s female head!
In addition, as the director-general in addition to Armed Forces Medical Services, she also led clinical research within the Armed Forces (AFMS). In the following years, she moved to her position in the Army into the Navy due to the fact that the AFMS has a pool that permits officers to shift from one department to another depending on their requirements.
In her time in the Indian Armed Forces, which was a total of 36 years long, Arora has been awarded 15 medals! Do you feel proud when you learn about other Indians who have made significant accomplishments within their own lives?