BRO Women's Brigade: This journey is not easy

Delhi : Women make families, build houses, make societies and even run the country, so women can make roads for us. Yes, the women of BRO are making way for us by standing 24 hours between stones, mountains and snow in the border areas of the country.

Whether you are in the remote and remote areas of Ladakh or the upper reaches of Uttarakhand or North East, apart from the natural beauty and challenging terrain, one common factor you will find is BRO i.e. Border Road Organisation. The women of BRO, who work to level the crooked roads and potholes of the border areas, are also leveling those ideas of society today, and once again proving that gender is no barrier if there is will and passion. Not there.

Increasing women's responsibility

India is celebrating the 75th year of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, it is also a celebration of the ongoing efforts in our country towards women empowerment. In such a situation, BRO has inducted a large number of women in its workforce in the last few years from the level of officers to commercial pilot license holders. Empowering them through means of entitlement, responsibility and respect, BRO firmly believes that women will always be active participants in the nation building endeavor.

Women's Brigade in BRO

Now the number of women working with BRO is more than 400, and the special thing is that more than 200 of them are proving their worth by working in remote areas of the country. Women officers from both the Indian Army and the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) are now being deployed in command assignments. These women – officers, subordinate employees and casual paid laborers (CPLs) – work side by side with their male counterparts.

Let us know today some of those women, who were recently honored for their unprecedented work on International Women's Day. He has set exemplary standards by inspiring leadership.

Executive Engineer Vaishali S. hiwase

Became the first General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) woman officer to head a Road Construction Company (RCC). He has a very prominent responsibility while working in the difficult area of   Uttarakhand. He is responsible for the construction of the important Indo-Tibetan road connecting Munissery-Bagdiyar-Milam in this challenging terrain and weather conditions.

Major Aina Rana

She not only became the first woman officer of the Indian Army to command the RCC but also established the first all-women RCC. In this, all his platoon commanders are also women officers. Under him, the three platoon commanders, Captain Anjana, AEE (Civil) Bhavna Joshi and AEE (Civil) Vishnumaya K. There are also women officers. There are plans to form four RCCs, two each from the North-Eastern and Western regions, by such all-women-led parties through the border road. In the area where Major Rana works, the weather is harsh, often affecting work. Major Aina Rana says that, at times her team is required to carry out rescue operations for civilians stranded during avalanches, landslides and other natural calamities.

Executive Engineer -Obing Taki

She is heading another RCC in the North-East region. She is credited with successfully creating an all-female workforce and de-launching Bailey Bridge, a task so far only done by men.

Colonel Navneet Duggal of the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers-

She is the senior-most woman officer in the BRO, having recently been promoted to the rank of colonel. Col Navneet Duggal is heading an independent field workshop based in Srinagar and is responsible for the maintenance of heavy equipment.

Initiatives for women laborers

Apart from these women's rights, many other women are also associated with BRO, who are handling many other responsibilities ranging from road construction work even in difficult circumstances. Apart from this, many initiatives are also being taken by BRO for the betterment of women laborers, who work in difficult conditions by improving their quality of life. Under social welfare programs, they help their girls in education and in managing their own income and documentation. 

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