From Beauty Pageant Winner To Indian Army Officer, Lt. Garima story is pretty inspiring

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Beauty pageant winner Garima has now turned into proud Indian Army Officer.  Garima Yadav got into AIR -2 in CDS 1 2017 and joined the OTA Chennai. After passing the exam from the academy she got commissioned into the Army.  She has completed her studies from Army Public School and St. Stephen’s College. She was a bright student in both schooling and college and aspired to join IAS, but failed to clear her IAS mains entrance exam and later appeared for the CDS exam just to clear it and join the Indian Army.

Lt. Garima participated in a beauty pageant competition and received India’s miss charming face and won it in November 2017.  She later said in an interview given to SSBCrack “I am a single mother-child, and she has been there for me in all my ups and downs, motivating me, she’s a strong woman and my true inspiration I just wanted to make her proud. I am from army public school Ddagshai (Shimla) and did BA economic from St Stephen’s College New Delhi.

Beauty Pageant turns Indian Army Lieutenant

Talking about her experience at OTA, she said, “I had a wonderful experience at the OTA, at first it was difficult for me to cope up with the tough training, the weather was also unfavorable, I did not have very good physical standards but somehow I managed for first few months, I didn’t give up and improved drastically. I actively participated in all curriculum activities. People have a wrong conception that you have to be good at all sports, physically strong to get selected in the SSB,  that’s not true, you just should be willing to accept your weaknesses and work on them, should always endeavor to get better and better every day. One should b honest, positive, creative and solution orientated that’s all you need rest everything will follow.”

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From Beauty Pageant Winner To Indian Army Officer Lieutenant Garima Yadav secured AIR -2 in CDS 1 2017 and joined the OTA Chennai, she got commissioned into the Army after passing out from the academy. “I am a single mother-child, and she has been there for me in all my ups and downs, motivating me, she’s a strong woman and my true inspiration I just wanted to make her proud. I am from army public school Ddagshai (Shimla) and did BA economic from St Stephen’s College New Delhi, I was preparing for civil services but I guess army was my true calling, I got recommended in my 1st attempt. Before that I was working as an MC for events as a part-time job, while preparing for exams, from there I was selected for a pageant called India’s miss charming face’s auditions, I won the pageant in November 2017 and was selected for next pageant at international level which was to b held in Italy, but I chose to join OTA Chennai instead. I had a wonderful experience at the OTA, at first it was difficult for me to cope up with the tough training, the weather was also unfavorable, I did not have very good physical standards but somehow I managed for first few months, I didn’t give up and improved drastically. I actively participated in all curriculum activities. People have a wrong conception that you have to be good at all sports, physically strong to get selected in the SSB, that’s not true, you just should be willing to accept your weaknesses and work on them, should always endeavor to get better and better every day. One should b honest, positive, creative and solution orientated that’s all you need rest everything will follow.” #indianarmy ⚔️🇮🇳❤️

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Lt. Garima Yadav is a proud Army officer now.  She is currently serving India in Army and says that she is very proud that she joined Indian Army. Her story is a true inspiration to the youth.  

Published by Vijay Singh on 15 Mar 2019

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