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#GoodNews: On R-Day, All-Women Contingent to Portray ‘Nari Shakti’

2019 will see the largest participation of women in the Republic Day parade.

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For the first time in the history of Assam Rifles and the paramilitary, an all-women contingent will be saluting the President at the Rajpath this Republic Day on 26 January, reported ANI.

The 70th Republic Day parade will be a dazzling display of 'Nari Shakti', led by the Assam Rifles contingent and a lone woman officer who will exhibit bike stunts on Rajpath as part of the iconic daredevil team.

Earlier on Wednesday, 23 January, Major Gen Rajpal Punia, Chief of Staff, HQ Delhi Area, told PTI that the year 2019 will see the largest participation of women in the Republic Day parade.

"This Republic Day parade will also be an amazing display of 'Nari Shakti' (women power), as many contingents will be led by women, besides an all-women contingent of the Assam Rifles," he said.

Contingents of the Navy, Army Services Corps and a unit of Corps of Signals will all be led by women officers.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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