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January 28, 2018
The people of Meghalaya have yet another special moment to cheer as a local girl serving in Border Security Force participated in the thrilling bike stunt during Republic Day celebration 2018 at the national capital.
Luckyshisha Mylliemngap, 26, a resident of Lawsohtun, Shillong is a member of the 106-BSF women contingent which has made debut for the first time ever in Republic Day parade. Luckyshisha joined the Central Armed Force in 2013 and became the first woman ever from the state to participate in the mega event.
The girls in the contingent have been training and practicing since over few months back away from their near and dear ones. During these months the brave young girls have been burning midnight lamp's oil to make it a grand success without caring for personal comfort and ease.
Christened 'Seema Bhavani' or Border Bravehearts, the 113-member squad includes women aged between 25-30 years, who have been carefully chosen from different combat ranks of the force for the squad. Led by Sub-Inspector Stanzin Noryang, a 28-year-old from Ladakh, the team comprises a diverse mix of bold and daring women from almost all the states in the country.
There are 7 members each from Assam and Bihar, 6 from Odisha, 5 members each from Rajasthan, Manipur and Gujarat, and 3 from Jammu & Kashmir and Chhattisgarh each. There are 2 participants each from Kerala, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Delhi, and lastly 1 member from Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh each. As many as 15 of these members are married, while some are even mothers.
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