Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh ChiefMinister Pema Khandu today received and congratulated Sonam Yudron, the first Arunachali woman to become deputy inspector general (DIG) of a paramilitary force.
Yudron was promoted to the rank of DIG of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on February one and is the second woman in the country to have reached the position in the force. She is currently posted at the frontier headquarter at Tezpur in Assam, an official communiqué informed.
On behalf of the citizens of the state, the chief minister congratulated Yudron on her success and said her achievement has made the state proud.
“I believe that your rare achievement will stimulate young women in the state to invest in themselves, their capacities and aspire to turn their dreams into reality,” said Khandu.
Yudron hails from Dirang in West Kameng district and did her early schooling there. She completed her MA from Punjab University and worked as a junior teacher of Arunachal government.
Encouraged by friends, she joined SSB as circle organiser in 1984 after she topped in the recruitment exam.
She was later promoted as area organiser in 1991, the communiqué added. PTI
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