Indian Air Force officer Manisha Padhi from Odisha becomes country’s first woman ADC

Bhubaneswar: Indian Air Force officer Manisha Padhi from Odisha became the country’s first woman Aide-De-Camp (ADC).

Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati on Wednesday appointed Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi, a 2015 batch Indian Air Force officer, as the first woman ADC from the Indian Armed Forces.

“Her appointment is not just a milestone but a testament to the power of women breaking gender norms and excelling in different fields. Let’s celebrate this remarkable achievement and continue to champion women’s empowerment in every sphere,” the Governor said.

Padhi formally joined her post and reported to the Governor as she was introduced to the officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan, Mizoram. Previously, Padhi was posted to three postings– Air Force Station, Bidar, Air Force Station, Pune, and Air Force Station, Bhatinda.

Hailing from Berhampur, Padhi is an alumnus of the C. V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar. Her parents reside in Bhubaneswar.

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