Saturday became a memorable day for Captain (R) Smita Chaturvedi. The OTA from which she joined the army after passing out 27 years ago, her son was getting commissioned in the Indian Army from the same OTA. It was also a proud moment in the history of the army. This was the first time that the son of a female army officer who passed out from OTA was joining the army.
During the Peeping Ceremony, the Captain Mother from the Army was proudly gazing at her son again and again with the Lieutenant’s Star on his shoulder. The pride was such that she was trying to capture every single moment in her memories.
In a conversation with ‘Hindustan’, Smita says it was an unforgettable moment for her. He said that since childhood, Rajat’s dream was to join the army. After passing out from Delhi’s Hansraj College, he cleared the SSB exam in the first attempt itself. Rajat is a third generation military officer from both his parents’ side. Rajat’s maternal grandfather, Colonel (R.) Anand Chaturvedi has been in the Parachute Regiment. Grandfather was also in the army.
Honored by joining father’s regiment
Captain Smita Chaturvedi’s son Rajat Ranjan respected both his parents. Not only did Rajat receive a commission from his mother’s training academy, but he chose his father’s regiment, Brigadier Ranjan Keron, to serve in the army.
Smita Chaturvedi told that Rajat was born right after the Kargil War. At that time, the rank of Mary and Rajat’s father was Captain. At the time of naming, Pandit ji felt that Captain is our sir name. In such a situation, the name of the son became Captain Rajat Ranjan in his childhood.
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