In 2019, Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal who was posted with 55 Rashtriya Rifles sacrificed his life in the Pulwama attack in Kashmir. This occurred just days after a car bomb attack in Pulwama killed 40 paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force personnel.
But the biggest tragedy about this incident was that Major Dhoundiyal was married for just 9 months before his sad demise and left his then 27-year-old wife Nikita Kaul Dhoundiyal to face his loss.
But, Major Dhoundiyal’s sacrifice didn’t go in vain and his wife didn’t sit around moping her husband’s loss. She made the inspiring decision to join the Indian Army and make her husband proud. Just six months after her husband’s martyrdom Nikita filled the Short Service Commission (SSC) form. She cleared the exam and the Services Selection Board (SSB) interview as well.
She soon got commissioned at Officers Training Academy (OTA) at Chennai for her training and now she’s ready to join the Indian Army as Lieutenant Nikita Kaul Dhoundiyal on May 29, 2021.
She had also donated 1000 protective kits to the Haryana Police last year for which the chief minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal, expressed his gratitude.
Nikita Dhoundiyal is a true inspiration to many who lost their loved ones.